This is a discussion on Would You Admit to having a Carry Permit on a Job App? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Doesnt seem legal for them to ask. Only questions they can ask you are ones that pertain to your job. If they did refuse you ...
Doesnt seem legal for them to ask. Only questions they can ask you are ones that pertain to your job. If they did refuse you a job based on that it would be considered discrimination however itd be impossible to prove
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In the Hugging threads, everyone has a kewl lie like, its my cell phone, insulin pump and so on. Tell them no, collect your check and be happy...
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Not illegal to lie but when it comes out, you will be terminated. They can ask questions that indicate or reveal what they might believe to be High Risk as far as compatibility with the job you are applying for. CWP holders will be singled out for suspicion when it is politically expeditious to do so and they are easy targets for the anti gun crowd.
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short answer, for me, NO!!!
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I'ld leave it blank and move on. It's 1) none of their business, and 2) leaving it blank is not lying.
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Give them the Bill Clinton answer.....I have a permit, but I never owned a gun!
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Yikes! I'd probably leave it blank and ask & answer truthfully if it comes up in the job interview.
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Wow.. a surprisingly polarizing thread (and I didn't start it).
I just thought I'd chime in here. In Texas they claim the information is not available to the public. However, a person could easily log onto Texas's CHL website and click "check status of my application." All it asks for is the date of birth, social security number, and driver's license number. Any employer would have that information on an application. So they could, in theory, look it up.
I must admit being very curious as to why they would ask. There must be some reason somebody decided to add it to the application. I have to wonder if it is something similar to what somebody else suggested, where it might explain a certain piece of info on your background check. For example, when taking a drug test they always ask if you are on any prescription medications because some of those may end up causing odd results on your results. The same may be true when they do a background check and perhaps it has caused problems in the past with people who had the permit. That is my theory.
I'd personally just answer it honestly. Then again, I live in a fairly pro-gun state so I wouldn't expect it to be used in a discriminatory manner.
Maybe they've been looking at the Charles Branas study that concluded that people who carry guns are 4.5 times as likely to be shot as unarmed citizens. The anti-gun crowd loves to quote the results of that study. Instead of asking if you own a gun, they sneak the question in the backdoor by asking if you have a permit.