This is a discussion on Need to get around a "no weapons" policy. within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Truckdriver *pistol whipped. Auto correct got me.... Wooped sounded more 'southern' I like it!...
I would go with the pocket pistol along with one or two of the awesome "not a weapon" ideas given here. That way you have a few levels before you have to all out break the policy and shoot somebody.
If you decide to carry a weapon and your job prohibits you to do that, plan on the bad guy or bad guys family to take you to a civil suit and end up winning for you defending your life.
... thats my opinion on the situation, nothing to see here move along!
I'm thinking tactical flashlight with strobe feature, Mag Light in 3 C or D cell size, a "monkey fist" paracord keychain, and the small knife of your choice (I like Mantis for some small blades, Cold Steel too). A cane is nice if you can justify it. Those would be my choices if I decided not to just conceal a real weapon and shut up it was legal to do so.
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Lots of people seem willing to lie to their employers. That is not something we should condone. It is wrong morally and I would argue legally since you agreed to the rules when your employer hired you and you are defrauding them by accepting your paycheck while not following the employment contract you have.
As a person raised with Judeo-Christian values I find it immoral and shocking that so many people willingly lie with ease. It is wrong and only hurts our image in the eyes of the general public.
It's better to prevent a crime, than to punish it.
Sorry but being unarmed does not equal unsafe. You took the job knowing that they would not allow you to work. Therefore it is on you and not the employer.
If your any type of DOT truck driver it's totally illegal to carry in your truck
If you get stopped and weapon is found your going to jail.
I love the bandana with a padlock idea! Nobody would ever question that on a truck driver. Monkey fist on the key ring is great too. Tactical pen is another good idea.
My unbelievably simple idea comes from a self defense class I took in 2008. It is simply a 6 inch long piece of 1/2" dowel. Fits in your pocket and you can carry it in your hand without any one noticing. Any one questions it, you can say you were doing some work at home, stuck it your pocket and forgot it was in there.
I would rather get fired for using a "concealed weapon" that beaten and robbed for obeying company policy. Concealed means no one knows about it.
"Lets Be Careful Out There!"
You also get paid to follow the agrees to rules. If you agree to be there at 9:00 and don't come in until whenever you feel like it, you can lose your job. Sorry but it is a contract. If you feel your word isn't worth dirt then that's fine, but I will still believe in honor and integrity. Sorry but the law says you entered an agreement then tou should follow it. As far as religion, it is a sin to lie and some of us take that seriously. Whether you do or don't, that is your business. But nevertheless you are still a liar and a dishonorable person to break the agreement with your employer.