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Posted: 9/4/2005 11:20:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 11:21:45 PM EDT by Badseed]
My CCW is honored in LA. Is it a no go since I will be FEMA employee to tuck 'er away in my bladetech IWB?

My common sense says prolly bad juju and I would get a quick trip back home. I have a call in to them for formal verification - but as I am packing now, I'd like to know whether to save room for the lock box to check on the plane...


Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:23:52 PM EDT
take your gun. conceal it untill you need it. If you need it, you can walk away without a job. If you dont have it....you might loose more than the job. be safe
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:26:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 11:27:31 PM EDT by Badseed]
We go to ATL first for breifing and training, and I'm a bit reluctant to carry on Federal property...dunno if where we are going will be metal detectored or not - but I also really dislike being dead.

I'm going under the request for firefighters - which is community outreach for getting disaster aid... which may put us in BFE w/ no one around.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:31:25 PM EDT
Do you have a pocket knife and a colapsible baton? It is what I would do. Odds are you will have an armed escort if it is hairy anyway.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:36:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Badseed:

My common sense says prolly bad juju and I would get a quick trip back home.




That's funny. My common sense tells me that if I can't pack in an area rife with violence and crime I wouldn't leave home to begin with. I would tell them if a gun is a deal breaker they must not need me that bad.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:53:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hatebreed:

That's funny. My common sense tells me that if I can't pack in an area rife with violence and crime I wouldn't leave home to begin with. I would tell them if a gun is a deal breaker they must not need me that bad.



I would have to agree.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:40:27 AM EDT
shameless bu mp
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:18:44 PM EDT
A friend of mine is with FEMA and has been in Baton Rouge for two days. He is former LEO and did not take his pistol. He said it was a big no-no, and he didn't want to jeopardize a great paying temporary job.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:23:30 PM EDT
I work for FEMA also. It is a huge NO-NO. Especially if you have to go into a DRC or JFO, where will you put your piece?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:24:51 PM EDT
Fuck FEMA. What a useless unconstitutional piece of shit agency.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:35:48 PM EDT
There’s absolutely no way they’ll let you carry while on-duty.

OTOH, if you’re off duty and not on federal property, you should be OK.

Problem is storage while on-duty. Plus, I suspect you’ll be so busy that off-duty will be pretty much reserved for sleeping.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:39:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 199:
There’s absolutely no way they’ll let you carry while on-duty.

OTOH, if you’re off duty and not on federal property, you should be OK.

Problem is storage while on-duty. Plus, I suspect you’ll be so busy that off-duty will be pretty much reserved for sleeping.



That's pretty much the decision I've reached. I'll feel it out when I'm down there and if I feel it's OK I'll <try> and procure something there..
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:39:17 AM EDT
i'm leaving in a day or 2 and was wondering the same thing. I'll be working for an independant contractor though, contracted out be Forestry for some reason.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:27:58 PM EDT
You will have a rental car eventually. It is government property. You can't carry it in the vehicle. That is one of the quickest ways out the door of FEMA. I have seen people get "let go" over pepper spray. Good news is that MERS has US Marshalls as escorts.
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