It Finally Happened

It Finally Happened

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    I finally got the dreaded email at work today. We have a change in our company handbook and it stated that employees, customers and visitors are prohibited from possession of firearms or other lethal weapons in the building, even if licensed to carry. It says that the only exception is an employee who is required to possess weapons in order to fulfill their duties, which means no one that works here, we don't have security guards. All this is suppose to "ensure the safety and security of all employees and persons visiting the Company." We have zero security measures during the work day, people can just walk right in off the street. A gun won't just go off by itself so no one is in danger. I think management gave in to all this gun control crap . If they wanted everyone to feel safe they shouldn't have changed the policy.


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    I guess they'll be confiscating fists at the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    I guess they'll be confiscating fists at the door.
    Followed by feet and knees.....
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    And cars...
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    Can they lawfully search you at the door? If work acces is really the way you described it, I'd probably find a way around it...

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    Is it illegal to carry if an employer forbids it? Because if it's not illegal, I'd carry anyway. I'd rather risk losing my job than losing my life.
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    Most of my clients would not appreciate knowing I am armed, so I am discreet. Do what you need to do within the law. I carry two LCPs and two spare mags without worry of offending anyone. Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDSchutzhund View Post
    Can they lawfully search you at the door? If work acces is really the way you described it, I'd probably find a way around it...
    I suppose that employees could get searched but I doubt that would happen. I know that I could find a way around it I just don't want to risk being fired.

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    Go with something like an LCP in your pockets. No one will ever be the wiser as long as you have a good holster.

    I CANT carry at work.
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    Just another GREAT excuse to be... self-employed!
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    I am not the one to ask. I figure if you are going to take their offer of emplyment and take the check every pay day you owe them honesty. If the policy is no firearms or deadly weapons I am either going to do as asked or find another employer.

    Just me. I was not allowed to carry even spark producing devices during some of my working history. We were searched often but I went with what they asked.

    Imagine sitting down at dinner and explaining you lost your job and then decide is carrying at work worth that?? Only you can answer that.

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    Do whatever you feel you must do, but all it takes is one crybaby to get suspicious and you're collecting unemployment. Consider alternatives: Tactical pens, common pocketknives, etc. that can easily be overlooked.
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    It'd look bad on a resume.

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    I don't intend on breaking any rules, I just had to share with my fellow carriers.
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    IMHO, the business owners choice trumps my inalienable right to self defense. I can imagine his (her?) "No Guns" decision to be foolish, ill-advised or completely stupid, but it remains their call to make. My call is limited to my willingness to remain in their employ.
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