Carry at work....

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by wjmac, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. wjmac

    wjmac New Member

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    My employer forbids it, however, on rare occasions it's overlooked. Does anyone else personally consider it more like uninforcible sinage laws? I realize given our current economy, it's a chance not many are willing to take...but who else carries besides LEOs?
     
  2. Dillinger

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    I carry everyday, with a license to do so in my state. I do not always carry ON my person, but it's never far from reach in this day of gymbags, backpacks and satchels. ("It's a purse!" Leslie Chow for the win!)

    My old company had a strict policy against it, but yet most of the line workers, my boss, his boss and probably another 25% I wouldn't have guessed, carried.

    My current company has zero rules about it, which is terribly odd to me. I actually asked for this years copy of the rule book just to make sure. Nope, no mention of it as forbidden or even talked about. *shrug*

    For me it comes down to this.

    1) Do I have the skills to get another job if fired because I carried a weapon, needed it, and did the right thing in my mind? My answer is yes, I believe I could.

    2) Could I live with myself if something happened and I had to sit by and watch, knowing I could have made a difference if I had my sidearm? My answer, is no.

    That pretty much ends the personal debate for me. Your personal debate might be much deeper and require more thought.
     

  3. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Read the policies on my new job lastnight, it states that firearms are prohibited on the premises.
     
  4. rhyno13

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    You can always leave it secured in your car.
     
  5. mountainman13

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    Not necessarily. Having the firearm on the property could be a felony.
     
  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Idk, but new job with GREAT pay, im not gonna chance it. I only live 15 minutes away,i can manage without it for that long.
     
  7. Dillinger

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    I would agree with you. Wait it out. Get a feel for the place. I have been places where the company, legal standard, is far from the operating one.

    Definitely don't risk it early on in a brand new position.
     
  8. rhyno13

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    Unless it is federal government property, your car is considered an extension of your home.
     
  9. mountainman13

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    There's usually other options. I'm sure it didn't say anything about wasp spray or those big ol' mag lights etc.
    ;)
    Congrats on the job btw
     
  10. treehugger49

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    The bedrock of our society is rule of law.

    Just as in your house - your rules, and I respect that.

    An employer of a private business has the right to set the rules, and you have the freedom to respect his rules or leave.

    If there is an expressed policy of no firearms on the work premises, then I would not carry at work. The parking lot is another situation entirely. Many states have recently enacted laws that prevent an employer from prohibiting firearms from their parking lots, and that may apply to your location.

    My CCW is important to me. I don't go anywhere without my firearm, and I'd hate to jeopardize my future ability to carry by doing something careless that I might regret. I even disarm just to drop a piece of mail in the Post Office. It's silly, but I didn't make the rules. I know, people say "concealed means concealed," but I'm not taking the chance.
     
  11. kytowboater

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    My job forbids them. Even on property. Ky state law makes it illegal to tell you you can't have them in your vehicle. I drive 270 miles one way to work.
     
  12. MrWray

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    Thanks brother, today was my first day, it went really well.

    I dont need no stinking alternate weapon, ive got two guns that stay with me 24/7 :)
     
  13. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Lmao! Congrats again Wray.
     
  14. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Thanks bro, i already feel healthier :)
     
  15. mountainman13

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    Lol ........
     
  16. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Depends on the state.... In Florida, you may have a firearm in your car except in very few exceptions: Schools (including colleges) and prisons come to mind. Our laws forbid employers from discriminating against anyone having a gun in their car.
     
  17. mountainman13

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    That's why I said could. It depends where you work and your state and even possibly city.
     
  18. wjmac

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    Good point. Iowa is a right to work state. I guess you have the right to carry at work...they have the right to no longer need your services.

    I was jealous of other members' freedom to carry at work, and more or less hoping that state signage laws applied the same for employers.
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    every state has different laws as to what an employer may do in regarding possesion of a firearm on company property. in Texas, they consider your vehicle an extension of your home in reference to the Castle Law, so therefor i carry a pistol with me everywhere.

    check your state laws regarding firearm carry and see what they stipulate as in those laws.
     
  20. treehugger49

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    BTW, congrats on the new job.