Defensive Carry Gun - not an option at work

Defensive Carry Gun - not an option at work

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    Defensive Carry Gun - not an option at work

    I live in PA, where I have CCW permit. I usually carry a Glock 26 or 30, and sometimes have a J-Frame in my pocket. Ah, but, that is at home.

    I work in the People's Re-pubic of NJ, and have for about 16 years. When I go to work, I have a small old timer pocket knife (NJ OK) in my pocket, and a can of Disabler Pepper Spray (NJ ?) in the other pocket. The money is good, far better than my home area, and I got mouths to feed.

    Anybody in the same boat?


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    I think a lot of people are in the same boat. My workplace forbids weapons and I'm not comfortable leaving my firearms locked in my car all day, even though I have a Secure-It lockbox. So I usually just carry a pocket knife and a Cold Steel MiniPal and hope for the best.

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    It's a felony to carry a gun where I work. So I know how you feel.
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    I would be fired if they found out I had a gun locked in my car, and NJ would put me in jail on top of that. Now, if I worked in a state that allowed car carry (and protected my rights), but I had to leave it locked in the car because of the employer. I would leave a Glock in my car in a heartbeat.

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    nope! even though i am not allowed to carry @ work, i still have"it" in my bag.
    i do this after speaking with a friend of mine who is a LEO. the worst thing that could happen to you is get fired! (after a mass shooting @ your workplace.) at least you're alive!!!! He told me, "better to be tried by 12 than carried by six!"
    believe me if you become the hero and stop the BG....... you can work for the NRA!!
    got to texas as fast as i could...Fuhgeddaboudit!

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    I can't carry at work, not even a pocket knife. Its called "contraband" and it would be a felony.
    For a lot of people, being a victim is a way of Life. That's a Life I choose NOT to live.

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    I work in a school, I can't even have a weapon in the vehicle...
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    Same with me: Hospital.
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    After I get my Family Practitioner license, I plan to open a clinic. Open and Concealed carry signs will be posted. *allowing it* I am a person that knows if someone wants to do something bad, a gun free zone ain't gonna mean nothin'
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    MY place of work is posted "no firearms" and they have a "no weapons" policy for employees. I can and do cable lock my CCW to the seat frame under the seat of my truck during the day and I carry OC spray.
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    Life is a series of choices, and our situational awareness attempts to reduce risks through making good choices. I envision a certain unlikely risk level from being jumped by a bad guy, so my inclination is to carry - "unlikely" is not "zero". However, I envision a 100% chance of being fired if outed, and a 100% chance of it being devastating to my family financially if I were to lose my job. Thus, in the interest of limiting risks, I choose not to carry to work.

    You stated, "there are mouths to feed" - sounds like you're taking the better of the two options in terms of family protection. Not to say another option might present itself - keep your ears open - but I support your decision.
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    This is one reason I'm looking to get a job where they issue you a firearm! I'm training for my PD test date in June.
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    I just don't worry about it. How is anyone going to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranburr View Post
    I just don't worry about it. How is anyone going to know?
    Murphy knows!

    (I wish you the best, of course. Though God has saved me from many consequences of my bad choices, I don't want to push this one. I'm speaking of myself and showing support for the OP here, not calling your decision into question.)
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    Concealed means CONCEALED and keep your mouth shut about it.

    "Concealed means never having to say you're sorry."
    "Improvise, adapt, overcome."

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