That's it. I'm carrying at work now !
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection > That's it. I'm carrying at work now !

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
yesicarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 306
Liked 4 Times on 1 Posts

Default That's it. I'm carrying at work now !

Screw the "company Policy". The State of Wa. granted permission to carry. My job is in Lakewood Wa.. You might have heard of it. 4 cops just got murdered here. I work till 10 pm in a crappy neighborhood. And walk home at night.
I figure if employer raises a stink, I can bring up how the Seattle Mayor is getting sued for restricting firearms in public places. Even the NRA is in on this one.
Employer might see the light.. eh.. Maybe..

Ya' Think ?

__________________

Gunpowder Addict For 40 Years Now

yesicarry is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mark F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bedford Texas
Posts: 2,865
Liked 54 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yesicarry View Post
Screw the "company Policy". The State of Wa. granted permission to carry. My job is in Lakewood Wa.. You might have heard of it. 4 cops just got murdered here. I work till 10 pm in a crappy neighborhood. And walk home at night.
I figure if employer raises a stink, I can bring up how the Seattle Mayor is getting sued for restricting firearms in public places. Even the NRA is in on this one.
Employer might see the light.. eh.. Maybe..

Ya' Think ?
I agree. Your life is worth more than some stupid ass anti-gun policy.
__________________
*** Don't Mess With TEXAS ***
Μολὼν λάβε
Mark F is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Don Davis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dallas / Forth Worth Area Texas
Posts: 415
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

If you feel you need to carry - then I would carry (and I Do).

But if an employer says you can not bring a firearm on to company property, then I think you might have a problem legally.

You probably need to check with a local lawyer.

Also think about talking to your boss about a secure / safe place to check your gun when you come to work.

I've heard of this working before in States where carrying is legal, but it's also legal for companies to ban firearms on their property.

__________________

Last edited by Don Davis; 12-12-2009 at 01:39 PM.
Don Davis is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 01:26 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 227
Likes Given: 2

Default

while i do support your decision, you def need to check the legality of what you intend to do. in FL, i believe the wording of it is: "Trespassing with an illegally concealed weapon." so it goes bad for you in a hurry!!! please be careful.

__________________
bigbad-ratman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 01:40 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
michigan0626's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 763
Liked 18 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Your lucky. I live in Florida, which means I can keep a gun in my car at work. Im a Federal LEO, which means I can conceal carry without a permit across ALL state lines, including Hawaii, Chicago, New York City, and California. BUT......... I work at a prison, which means I can not have a weapon on my person or vehicle on prison grounds to include the parking lot. So, corrections officers are at there most vulnerable to and from work while in uniform. There has been a couple of incidents in the BOP where an inmate had his friends and family wait for a certain CO (names embroidered on shirt) and attack them. Last year there was a bill that never made it to the floor that would mandate the prisons build gunlockers for staff so that we could be safe at our move vulnerable. They have gunlockers at the federal prison in Puerto Rico, but we cant get them here. It took an officer to get stabbed to death to get vests, I guess its gonna take an off duty shooting death for us to get gun lockers. Even though it might be against policy for you to carry at work, at least its not against the law.

__________________
كافر-INFIDEL

"The Marines I have seen around the world have, the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps." Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945
michigan0626 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Davis View Post
If you feel you need to carry - then I would carry (and I Do).

But if an employer says you can not bring a firearm on to company property, then I think you might have a problem legally.

You probably need to check with a local lawyer.

Also think about talking to your boss about a secure / safe place to check your gun when you come to work.

I've heard of this working before in States where carrying is legal, but it's also legal for companies to ban firearms on their property.
That's right, it's completely up to the owner of the business whether or not weapons can be carried at his business. In light of recent events up there, I would hope that he would be open to what Don said at the very least.
__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 04:33 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3479 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

If you are carrying, and no showing, then no one would be the wiser.

I work for the power company, and there is a STRICT No Carry / No Weapons policy.

I will tell you this, on any given storm/outage sitation, there is more hardware on the guys' trucks than at your local gun store.

I am just saying. If you play it cool and you do it smart, no one should be the wiser and it should never be an issue....

Do you carry a personal backpack by any chance?

__________________
Dillinger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 12:32 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

The company I worked for had the same rules...no firearms. But like JD said, if you are carrying, not showing (or showing it off), no one would know, no one would be the wiser. Best part, you would have it...if you needed it.

For the hours that I worked, and some of the sights we had to go to, there was no way I was going to be out there WITHOUT it. I never had to use it, but felt a whole lot safer. And I would say that over half of our company was in to guns, too. I'm sure I wasn't the only one carrying

Or carry one of these:
http://store.thewilderness.com/index.php?cPath=51
Depending on what you are carrying in it, on a belt, it stays pretty concealed with a shirt or jacket over it and easy to get to.

__________________

Last edited by slowryde45; 12-13-2009 at 12:35 AM.
slowryde45 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 02:49 AM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Phelenwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 868
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yesicarry View Post
Screw the "company Policy". The State of Wa. granted permission to carry. My job is in Lakewood Wa.. You might have heard of it. 4 cops just got murdered here. I work till 10 pm in a crappy neighborhood. And walk home at night.
I figure if employer raises a stink, I can bring up how the Seattle Mayor is getting sued for restricting firearms in public places. Even the NRA is in on this one.
Employer might see the light.. eh.. Maybe..

Ya' Think ?

I am pretty sure if you work for a small company that you might be able to make some kind of arrangements with the owner/manager on where you can store your weapon if you carry to and from work.

I also believe in being able to carry to and from work but it is not worth the risk of losing your carry rights for ever if you are caught carrying in a place that does not allow you to carry. You have to be smart.

Here in Az I work at a job that did not allow weapons to be carried on the property at anytime. WELL now that the reign of neo-nazi Janet Napolitano is over, we now have a governor that cares about the people in his state. He signed a bill allowing Arizonaians to carry at work and in bars/restruants that serve alcohol as long as you do not drink, and as long as you have your CCW and do not show your weapon.
__________________
Phelenwolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 06:47 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
yesicarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 306
Liked 4 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Interesting.. Yes, I do work for a small company. It's an indoor go-kart racing track. We are open till 10 pm and we see everybody from tweakers to Federal agents. I'm just worried about some meth zombie coming in with a gun.
The boss does not have sign stating "no weapons". So customers can walk in with weapons but yet employees cant.. The boss does know that I have a permit to carry with years of training so, from advice you guys have given me, I'm just going to talk to him about carrying. Dont want a trespassing charge.

__________________

Gunpowder Addict For 40 Years Now

yesicarry is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Places to Avoid while Carrying? ElmerDuff Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 46 10-27-2012 08:12 PM
Question on Carrying in Florida CCW357 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 4 05-19-2009 03:27 AM
carrying a handgun in your vehicle 95xjcountry Politics, Religion and Controversy 14 05-11-2009 03:17 AM
Carrying on vacation dragunovsks AK & SKS Discussion 2 05-05-2008 01:20 AM
Carrying Bags / Boxes coolkeith Firearm Accessories & Gear 3 05-25-2007 02:53 AM