Conceal on the job

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    I wouldn't even if I could. Surrounded by prisoners all day. I do wish I could carry to and from work; but, no firearms on prison property either. I could park off property I guess, but don't.
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    Since I own my own company, yes. I am always out in the field, in the car, or at other businesses. Try never to be without it, unless I go into someone's home. Even then, sometimes, "don't ask, don't tell."
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    Yes, I do

    I work corporate IT and I carry. There are four guys I work with that either know or suspect that I do. One of them is my boss and he's ok with it. Now, a couple months ago after dealing with our newborn twins and heading into work I had forgotten to tuck over my Sig and had been wearing a jacket. With the jacket on I was covered, but when I got warm sitting at my desk and took my jacket off my gun was right there in plain sight. No one saw me until I decided to go to the bathroom and on the way there one of the ladies passed me and gave me a very strange look. When I looked at myself in the mirror and saw that I was made I about had a heart attack. Luckily, as far as I know she only mentioned it to my boss and he doesn't have a problem with it. Also she was laid off a few weeks ago because business is slow. Needless to say I'm a lot more careful before I leave the house.
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    Self-employed. Not a problem. Don't know the landlord's policy and don't care; I'd rather be alive and evicted than dead but compliant.
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    Wish I could. I live in Virginia, but my jobs take me into DC and Maryland.

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    I will once I get my CHL. Our company policy states "no unlawful weapons allowed", to me that reads once I have my CHL I can carry.
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    I do everyday

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    Since we work in the public schools, we don't. There is no law in Oregon about carrying in a public school with a permit, but holy crap, the hassle would not be worth the risk. I know, I know, is being dead better, but the thought of a gun being in school crosses the average person's mind.....basically if you're made most people would think YOU were the one who was planning a shooting. Ugh.

    In fact, I'm currently doing research on gun policy for students who bring guns to school....does loaded/unloaded make a difference, squirt guns painted black, intent to harm, etc. Nearly every employee I've asked so far (I ask if they know the policies and if they think there should be a zero tolerance/automatic expulsion) has looked at me with raised eye brows like I'm actually in the act of telling them there is a gun somewhere on school grounds. I can't imagine what would happen if somehow one of us were made. Heh, no laws! But nobody seems to know that or care...INCLUDING the actual school district who proclaims in its "send home rules pamphlets" that no guns/weapons of any kind are allowed on school grounds OR OFF CAMPUS SCHOOL FUNCTIONS, and this INCLUDES those who have CC permits.

    So yeah, we don't carry to work.
    It is utterly illogical to believe that passing laws to reduce gun violence will be successful when those who are commiting the gun violence do not obey the law.

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    I'd like to but being in EMS it may be hard to explain why I can't go in various places while responding to a call. We have a few state prison houses in our area. Just went to one last week for a CO with chest pain. They shook us down fairly well for blades, cell phones, multitools, etc. but it was all verbal, no hands on. Of course we were escorted at all times. And if I had been caught with a firearm in there, I'm sure I would be joining them in a few months!

    In general, are non-sworn police employees allowed to carry with a permit?

    Back in my private security days, I went to apply for a position at Wachenhut. They payed a bit better than the local firm I was with. While filling out paperwork, I was eavesdropping on some new hire "training" going on in the next room. It was a staged video of a new hire asking an instructor questions.

    "Will I be issues a gun?"

    "No, having a gun only increases the chance of you getting hurt." Orf some such drivel.

    I excused myself and never went back.
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    I wish I could have mine on.. I wear a tool belt for electrical. You guys are lucky

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    I don't carry at work because they would fire me for it.

    I have a knife in my pocket though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I get sent home if I'm not carrying.
    I would too.

    Supertac, you work as a corrections officer? The prison doesn't have weapon lockers for the officers? I know it's not a good idea to be inside surrounded by inmates with a firearm but they don't allow weapons even on the property? The jail in the county where I work has lockers for its corrections officers to secure their weapons before going into the jail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelKangaroo View Post
    That's always suprised me that military personnel don't at least carry a sidearm on base.
    I'm a civilian on the base.
    Big sign out front says NO GUNS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelKangaroo View Post
    That's always suprised me that military personnel don't at least carry a sidearm on base.
    Most military personnel are never trained, much less issued a sidearm from my experience(5 years active duty USMC) If your job didnt require it, the only Marines who trained with a sidearm were staff noncommissioned officers(E-6 and above) or officers. Even if you were trained with a sidearm, the only people who carried sidearms IIRC were the military police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitaryPower View Post
    I work in a retail box store. Not even allowed to have a weapon in my car on company property (that changes July 1st). SmartCarry and a PPS w/extra mag and Kershaw Blur. Also, Ka-Bar LDK in wallet, two flashlights and OC. That should hold me until I get to my car. All this is theoretical of course, for I would never disobey company policy even if in compliance with state law;).
    Why until July 1st? Did a new law get pasted like the one down here in Georgia with HB89?

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