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Posted: 1/1/2003 11:26:22 PM EST
Does your workplace have a "no guns" policy?
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:27:40 PM EST
Not that I am aware of. I remember that there was a woman that worked here who carried a concealed weapon. 9mm I think. When she was fired, they had quite a few people escort her off the premisis.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:29:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By venom_inc: Not that I am aware of. I remember that there was a woman that worked here who carried a concealed weapon. 9mm I think. When she was fired, they had quite a few people escort her off the premisis.
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Brings up a good question, who carries at work (non-military positions)?
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:31:41 PM EST
I do not carry at work. If I thought it was necessary I probably would, but I don't think my computers are going to attack me. But then again "Maximum Overdrive"...
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:32:46 PM EST
I'm a teacher, so, yes.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:34:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:41:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: No firearms allowed in the Emergency Room.
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not to hijack my own thread here, but how many gun shot wounds do you actually see?
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:43:17 PM EST
The hospital I work at has an official no weapons policy. Of course, I know of at least 5 other people in my department, besides myself, that carry guns anyway. One of them is one of my bosses. Guns are talked about all the time too. It's nice to be surrounded by so many pro-gunners at the work place! [:D] USPC40 [img]photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=476[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url] [img]photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=469[/img]
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:44:44 PM EST
We are not allowed to have guns on company property, not even in the secured parking lot. I hear some people keep guns in their vehicles but I NEVER WOULD![:)] Funny thing is that the director was out in the parking lot checking out another guys shotgun. He was whipping it around taking aim at the antenna's.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:46:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By schapman43: We are not allowed to have guns on company property, not even in the secured parking lot. I hear some people keep guns in their vehicles but I NEVER WOULD![:)] Funny thing is that the director was out in the parking lot checking out another guys shotgun. He was whipping it around taking aim at the antenna's.
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Do they do regular searches or something? How would they know if there was a gun in your car?
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Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:54:31 PM EST
No private firearms allowed on base unless you live in Base Houseing (not the barracks). We can carry on to the front gate of the base and then drop off our firearms with the armory during our working hours.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:55:44 PM EST
As much as I hate to say it, most of those on this board who are able to carry live in areas that we really don't need to carry. I open carry most of the time, but because of recent events I don't get outside very often.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 12:04:51 AM EST
We are a firearm friendly business, there are probably 2-4 in the building at any given time.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 12:22:00 AM EST
Should you be able to sue your employer if you were mugged on the job and there was a policy against bringing a firearm to work?
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 12:32:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By venom_inc:
Originally Posted By schapman43: We are not allowed to have guns on company property, not even in the secured parking lot. I hear some people keep guns in their vehicles but I NEVER WOULD![:)] Funny thing is that the director was out in the parking lot checking out another guys shotgun. He was whipping it around taking aim at the antenna's.
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Do they do regular searches or something? How would they know if there was a gun in your car?
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They have no clue, and I dont know of them ever searching a car. I always leave my carry gun in my car.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 12:56:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By schapman43: They have no clue, and I dont know of them ever searching a car. I always leave my carry gun in my car.
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Ya know, salutory neglect is a terrible thing. Why not just get rid of the law no one is going to obey anyway?
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 1:14:42 AM EST
Anti gun policies suck... one place I worked at in NC had them, until one of the repairmen was shot at one night. They recinded the policy when no one would go out alone at night on a service call.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 1:18:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By pkennedy: Anti gun policies suck... one place I worked at in NC had them, until one of the repairmen was shot at one night. They recinded the policy when no one would go out alone at night on a service call.
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I hope they gave him some sort of reparation for his scare.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 2:00:28 AM EST
Does anyone have a gun friendly employer? One that encourages you to bring firearms to work?
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 2:01:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By pkennedy: Does anyone have a gun friendly employer? One that encourages you to bring firearms to work?
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I would think the police would encourage their officers to bring a gun to work, but I'm not sure!
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 2:15:42 AM EST
We have a policy of "no weapons or anything that could be used as a weapon, even for those legally allowed to possess weapons" with penalties up to and including termination. So, they left themselves some wiggle room. Still, it sucks because with the way the economy is, I am not going to risk losing my job. I don't think my computer will come aftger me either, but remember Edgewater Technology...
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:18:54 AM EST
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Work in downtown Pittsburgh........we have a no weapons policy here, but I carry always. Butter safe than sorry. We have about 15 others that do the same including one of the senior vice presidents. edited to add...isn't it amazing how gun people gravitate to one another..[:)]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:38:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By RAVYN: Work in downtown Pittsburgh........we have a no weapons policy here, but I carry always. Butter safe than sorry. We have about 15 others that do the same including one of the senior vice presidents. edited to add...isn't it amazing how gun people gravitate to one another..[:)]
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That is so true. I noticed that non-gun people tend to flock to you out of intrest.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:40:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By RAVYN: Work in downtown Pittsburgh........we have a no weapons policy here, but I carry always. Butter safe than sorry. We have about 15 others that do the same including one of the senior vice presidents. edited to add...isn't it amazing how gun people gravitate to one another..[:)]
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We have to stick together... the anti's are trying to rip us apart...
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:46:25 AM EST
No guns allowed on person or in cars at my museum. But that being said, they issue me a flintlock, tomahawk and scalpling knife to use each day.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:50:36 AM EST
We have a no-gun policy here where I work. Sometimes I'll have one in the car because I'll let a work buddy borrow a rifle or something. Given I live in a CCW state, I can LEGALLY carry a firearm in my building, but I could get FIRED for it. I live in a place I feel pretty safe anyway, so it doesn't bother me much. Otherwise, we're pretty laid back. I know several other gunners here, and a couple that get on AR15! (spearweasel sits a few rows from me) And noone has reacted poorly to my desktop pictures on my two computers here.... One is me shooting my M1 Carbine, and one is one of my M1s lying on a shooting mat on the firing line at a match I shot in a while ago. [:)]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 4:10:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pkennedy: Does anyone have a gun friendly employer? One that encourages you to bring firearms to work?
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Well, sort of. Until I retired, I was a firearms instructor with an agency with armed plain-clothes investigators. Getting some of them to routinely carry a firearm was a constant problem, especially if they held a staff position. The gun was too big, it was too heavy, if they were armed they couldn’t drink alcohol (per agency policy), etc. A couple of times, I proposed standards to require our investigators to be armed, but the agency heads refused. (Of course, most of them didn’t usually carry their handguns either!) I finally gave up and just bought small gun safes for everybody, so at least they’d quit leaving their guns laying around in a desk drawer. Edited to add that I doubt I’d have had this problem with any of you guys!! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 4:29:08 AM EST
I would love to open carry at work one day, however, I think they would (very carefully) show me to the door.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 4:31:27 AM EST
I don't know if they can, depending on the policies at work, but if there are none I would assume that you could.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 6:41:48 AM EST
The security police randomly check vehicles for weapons and ammo. Can't bring anything on without taking a chance of losing it forever.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 6:58:02 AM EST
Not sure if there is a policy regarding that...it's not in the polciy manual anyway. I do carry in my purse all the time, though. I figure what they don't know won't hurt them.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 7:55:59 AM EST
We have a no-firearms-in-the-building policy where I work, but we can keep them in our locked vehicles. A few months ago, my boss tried to get upper mangement to allow CCW holders to cary in the building, but they wouldn't go for it. Everyone in my department (IT) has a CCW. Never know when an ornery COBOL program is going to attack. ;-)
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:01:18 AM EST
... No. Two words Defense Contractor
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:12:52 AM EST
We can lock them in our cars, but not carry them inside. Funny thing is they gave me the keys to 200 plus firearms.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:18:22 AM EST
I work in a non-CCW state in a school. Double "no". Av.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:34:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By pkennedy: Should you be able to sue your employer if you were mugged on the job and there was a policy against bringing a firearm to work?
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I would. I told them strait out when they went around with the "policy" that we had to sign saying we would not bring guns, knives or "personal protection devices" that they do not own the parking lot, it is owned by the city and anyone who parks there can carry (with CCW) and since I cant bring a firearm or even pepper spray, I promise I will sue their asses off. We have 1 security guard, 2 parking lots we use on 2 different blocks and we walk through an apartment building to get to one of the parking lots. But with this shit town, I wouldn't wanna leave a firearm or anything worth more than 50cents in my car to begin with.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:35:26 AM EST
No can carry. Federal Gubmint employee. We did go out to the parking lot the other day to check out my boss' new over/under. DrMark [url=http://natcahelp.natca.net/online/nh501/nh50/possession_of_firearms_in_federal_facilities.htm]US Code[/url]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:45:42 AM EST
No guns, knives, OC spray, ammunition, anything even remotely threatening allowed on the premesis OR in your vehicle. This may be NM, but the company I work for is based out of the Pussies Republik of Kalifornia, so that's where policy gets made. Fuckin' sucks... -Eric
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 12:09:06 PM EST
Mine has a "no weapons" policy for the building. AFAIK nobody has ever run afoul of it, and nobody has ever had their body or vehicle searched. When I plan to go to the range after work I ignore the policy keep my "sporting goods" under direct control - either on my body or in a container that is under my control. I'm not about to leave anything that valuable in my vehicle because several have been stolen from our parking lot.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:13:16 PM EST
Ah, the fun days of two years ago....Being able to bring your AR-15 or FAL to work and leaving it by your desk, or wearing cross-draw 45's as "bear protection." Or taking apart and comparing our AR's on one side of an 8' table, while a very antigun consultant was doing paperwork on the other.... We had Gun Control instituted at work after someone went target shooting . A water sampler out in the woods heard bullets snapping throught the air nearby. :( We got the third degree at the weekly safety meeting - something about guns being for Bear protection, and they had to be locked up in the company safe while at work. There might have been more, but I noticed every one else starting to crawl under the tables to avoid notice...... But it is not a fireable offence to ignore the new policy like everything else potentially is. The policy seemed to have morphed into a don't ask, dont tell.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:28:27 PM EST
I'm not aware of any specific policies at my current place of employment. I hesitate to ask the HR people... I'm almost afraid of the reaction... I know, I shouldn't worry about it
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:40:51 PM EST
BTT
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:47:02 PM EST
I think that you would be fine asking. What is the worst they could do? Tell you that you can't carry?
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:53:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By venom_inc: I think that you would be fine asking. What is the worst they could do? Tell you that you can't carry?
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We love to get HR all ticked off. The other day we called them up to ask what drugs they test for. We wanted to make sure we didnt take anything the company tested for [:)] PS, I dont do drugs. Never have, never will.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:54:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By venom_inc: I think that you would be fine asking. What is the worst they could do? Tell you that you can't carry?
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Or become very suspicious of me... Can't say I haven't packed before at work, I just don't tell generally. I think it'd be fun to carry open.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:56:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By schapman43:
Originally Posted By venom_inc: I think that you would be fine asking. What is the worst they could do? Tell you that you can't carry?
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We love to get HR all ticked off. The other day we called them up to ask what drugs they test for. We wanted to make sure we didnt take anything the company tested for [:)] PS, I dont do drugs. Never have, never will.
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That's awesome! I should ask that while I'm at it!
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:57:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By schapman43:
Originally Posted By venom_inc: I think that you would be fine asking. What is the worst they could do? Tell you that you can't carry?
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We love to get HR all ticked off. The other day we called them up to ask what drugs they test for. We wanted to make sure we didnt take anything the company tested for [:)] PS, I dont do drugs. Never have, never will.
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When I first started working at my company, it was owned by someone else. That said, they had an anti drug testing policy. They thought that it was an invasion of privacy to test. I thought that was cool. The last drug test I took was in the military. Somehow their "random" drug testing always seemed to pick me!
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 11:18:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 11:50:30 PM EST
I'd give almost anything to work for a very pro gun company. Anyone hiring??? Anyone...
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