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How Many of Us Have Pro-Gun Workplaces? (Vanity)
4/5/09 | HotLead61

Posted on 04/05/2009 6:38:25 PM PDT by HotLead61

There's been a whole lotta shootin' going on out there in recent times.

Just wondering how many Freepers are employed at Companies that prohibit firearms on the property.

I am curious as to how common a practice that is. If you don't mind, please sound off on what your Company's policy is, whether you are the Employer or the Employee.

Anything you could add, regarding any incidents of violence, use of firearms in self-defense, etc., at the workplace, would be most appreciated.

I plan on using the information I gain as "ammunition" to get my Employer to reverse its policy prohibiting firearms. Thank you in advance for your help!!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
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1 posted on 04/05/2009 6:38:25 PM PDT by HotLead61
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To: HotLead61

I work in the stock market on the top floor of a skyscraper. I wear business suits.

I wonder where I would carry it. :)


2 posted on 04/05/2009 6:42:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: HotLead61

Not me. We have the big red slash thru gun stickers on every door. But, we have 24/7 Columbus Police Department protection on-site (we’re a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.) So we’re safer than many.


3 posted on 04/05/2009 6:43:17 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: HotLead61

My office is pro gun. But I work from home.


4 posted on 04/05/2009 6:43:39 PM PDT by MarkeyD (OBAMA. Chains we can believe in!)
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To: HotLead61

Unless your business is redneck I doubt many would allow firearms on the premises.


5 posted on 04/05/2009 6:45:07 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: BunnySlippers
Oh believe me, there's a way. Why not your briefcase?

Is there a written policy on CCW's?
6 posted on 04/05/2009 6:45:07 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

My husband & I are self-employed, and yes - we do keep a gun on the premises.


7 posted on 04/05/2009 6:45:10 PM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: MarkeyD

Yeah, I’m self-employed. If I showed up for work without a gun, I’d fire myself.


8 posted on 04/05/2009 6:45:20 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: MarkeyD

Cause for dismissal where I work - it’s in the handbook.


9 posted on 04/05/2009 6:45:41 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: HotLead61

Pretty much every place I’ve ever worked has prohibited guns.


10 posted on 04/05/2009 6:46:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: buccaneer81
So we’re safer than many.

You are certainly safer than those who will have a SWAT team arrive in minutes and then take hours to "assess" the situation before going in to rescue you.

11 posted on 04/05/2009 6:47:09 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (I don't trust Obama with my country. Do you?)
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To: LiberConservative

It’s in Redneck country & employs a lot of Rednecks, but it is owned by Ohioans — definitely not rednecks!


12 posted on 04/05/2009 6:47:10 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

I am in the military and can’t bring a gun into headquarters. However obviously we are pro-second amendment, but the base has restrictions.


13 posted on 04/05/2009 6:47:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: MarkeyD
My office is pro gun.

Mine is too. I am retired.

14 posted on 04/05/2009 6:48:10 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (I don't trust Obama with my country. Do you?)
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To: HotLead61

I manage a Garden Center. My employees are not allowed to pack heat, but they ARE allowed to split open the head of anyone trying to rob us (with or without a gun) with a steel-tined rake or a garden hoe. They can give ‘em a squirt in the eye with ANYTHING in the Chemical Aisle, too. Much better than pepper spray...which we also sell, but is not intended as a weapon against people, just critters.

One of my stock boys broke open a bottle of ‘Liquid Fence’ in the back stock area; it was 100 times stronger than the WORST Stink Bomb you ever set off in Junior High. He was barfing it smelled that bad, LOL!

I feel pretty safe at work. Plenty-o-things that could quickly become a weapon within arms reach if needed. :)

Think about it. You don’t really need a gun, do ya? Heck, the Army taught me how to kill a man with a No. 2 yellow pencil! If I can do it, anyone can. :)


15 posted on 04/05/2009 6:48:39 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: LiberConservative

“Unless your business is redneck I doubt many would allow firearms on the premises.”

So only Rednecks appreciate the 2nd amendment?


16 posted on 04/05/2009 6:49:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LiberConservative
Unless your business is redneck I doubt many would allow firearms on the premises.

They cause insurance rates to skyrocket. I used to have a boss who owned the company and he kept a gun in his office but it was a no no for us. However he didn't get too upset if there was one locked in our cars.
17 posted on 04/05/2009 6:49:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: HotLead61

Here in Florida nearly every company is gun friendly. At least so far as to having one in your car.

We should stop worrying about guns in the workplace and just outlaw murder.


18 posted on 04/05/2009 6:50:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

OK wise guy! BTW, good driving today, & congrats on winning...


19 posted on 04/05/2009 6:50:34 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

Not me. Many facilities prohibit cameras too. That includes cellphone cameras.


20 posted on 04/05/2009 6:51:30 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: HotLead61

No, it’s not in the company rules. But the boss is a Republican and very vocal about it. He’s hunter as well.


21 posted on 04/05/2009 6:52:05 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: HotLead61

I work in the operations center of a bank and it’s a no weapons facility. We are fairly well locked down, at least beyond the main lobby.

My husband runs his own business. He carries. And he encourages his employees to do likewise (service-type business).


22 posted on 04/05/2009 6:52:32 PM PDT by trimom
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To: RebelTXRose
That's in our handbook, too. That's what I'm trying to get changed...

Last year or so, a business owner less than 2 miles from our office was shot & killed in his own office by someone who just walked in off the street. That fact will be one of the things I use to prove my case.
23 posted on 04/05/2009 6:52:57 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: Jeff Gordon
You are certainly safer than those who will have a SWAT team arrive in minutes and then take hours to "assess" the situation before going in to rescue you.

Without a doubt. These cops in our place are literally like family. Most have been with us for ten years or more ( at $43 an hour, it's great special duty.) But seriously, they're part of the team.

24 posted on 04/05/2009 6:53:33 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: sionnsar
Many facilities prohibit cameras too. That includes cellphone cameras.

Mine, too.

25 posted on 04/05/2009 6:55:04 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
You don’t really need a gun, do ya? Heck, the Army taught me how to kill a man with a No. 2 yellow pencil! If I can do it, anyone can. :)

Your point is well-taken, but honestly, if they're armed & shooting up the place, I'd rather not have to get that close to stop them.
26 posted on 04/05/2009 6:56:08 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: buccaneer81

Do the Columbus police department people obey the no-gun signs too? Why NOT?


27 posted on 04/05/2009 6:56:17 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: sionnsar
Many facilities prohibit cameras too.

I worked at Dawn Foods for a while. It was a firing offense to have a camera. They kept their recipe books in a safe.
28 posted on 04/05/2009 6:57:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: 2harddrive
Do the Columbus police department people obey the no-gun signs too? Why NOT?

Exceptions to every rule ;-)

Seriously, these guys are great. We have stuff on site that bad guys would literally kill for.

29 posted on 04/05/2009 6:58:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: HotLead61

At my office, it’s my father and I and we’re as pro gun as it gets. He carries a Sig 245 and I carry a S&W M&P40c.


30 posted on 04/05/2009 6:58:05 PM PDT by RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS. (Better to have and not need than to need and not have...my theory on gun control)
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To: HotLead61
What if I work in a gun store...
would you still want an opinion?
31 posted on 04/05/2009 6:58:29 PM PDT by Semper Mark (No Quarter Given.)
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To: cripplecreek
However he didn't get too upset if there was one locked in our cars.

I hadn't thought about it from the "insurance" perspective. Maybe I can check into the "locked in the car" allowance, if my initial attempt fails (although "locked in the car" doesn't make me feel that much better...)
32 posted on 04/05/2009 6:59:06 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

The boss wasn’t overjoyed about the situation but he just couldn’t afford the extra insurance. He was the same way about smoking. He hated sending us outside but again it was an insurance thing.

Our boss did know who could shoot and several of us were allowed to know where the gun was and had easy access to it.


33 posted on 04/05/2009 7:02:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Markos33

Why, of course! I’d want to know if any of them were “locked & loaded”!! (Another wise-guy, I guess I asked for it, huh?)


34 posted on 04/05/2009 7:02:31 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: BunnySlippers
I work in the stock market on the top floor of a skyscraper. I wear business suits.

Guess you wont have many country music friends after tonight. Why, I JUST heard a song on the Country Music Awards about Wall Street partying while (and I do quote) "Their closing Detroit down"..

Rock on you capitalist pig ;-)

35 posted on 04/05/2009 7:02:47 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: HotLead61
I work for an Architecture office and we do a lot of historic renovation type work which involves site visits to long condemned or abandoned properties.

Three years ago I was with a senior partner at a job site when we encountered 2 squatters and what appeared to be the remnants of a meth lab.

After we left the site (nothing happened this time, we just said "excuse us" and left) I suggested to the boss that we should start arming ourselves when working in the field. Not only did he agree, the 3 of us that do most of the out of office work got a Friday off to attend CCW class.

36 posted on 04/05/2009 7:03:14 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply can not be tyrannized)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s good to know, thanks for the tip.


37 posted on 04/05/2009 7:03:49 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

In my lateral file at work, in the drawer marked G-J, I have a loaded 20 gauge, cut off to 18.5.”

Not that I’m expecting any trouble, but if it happened, I don’t want to have my hand in my pants and a bullet in the head.


38 posted on 04/05/2009 7:03:57 PM PDT by anton
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To: trimom

I have worked on more sites than i care to remember Several states, and several countries, and I never knew any that permitted firearms. One of the Major Oil companies I worked for even had a massive dog search and fired a couple of men for firearms locked in cars, and also MJ seeds in purses. No, I wasn’t caught up in this, as I was a contractor, and only Company people were searched.
barbra ann


39 posted on 04/05/2009 7:04:58 PM PDT by barb-tex (The new Republic of Texas will include the states of the Confederacy.)
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To: sionnsar
"Many facilities prohibit cameras too"

Why is that to inhibit industrial spying?
[or is the idea if you want a picture of something
you are supposed to just sit on the xerox machine?]

40 posted on 04/05/2009 7:04:59 PM PDT by PatHimself
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To: HotLead61
(Wiseguy), No. We need a little humor every now and then...
to keep from crying.
41 posted on 04/05/2009 7:05:19 PM PDT by Semper Mark (No Quarter Given.)
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To: voteNRA

Don’t you just love it on the rare occasions when common sense prevails?


42 posted on 04/05/2009 7:05:21 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

I am a Agricultural Pest Control Adviser licensed in the State of California. I have my vertebrate pest endorsement on my state license. I carry a Ruger Model 77 .223 with a Leopold 3 x 9 for ground squirrels. I can smoke them at 200 plus yard with this rifle. I also carry a Ruger Model 10/77 bolt action .22 long rifle for areas where noise is a concern. I also have a CZ 75B in .40 for the various meth labs around the agricultural fields I work in. Just tools of the trade.


43 posted on 04/05/2009 7:06:48 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: HotLead61

I work from my car so, if I had a gun, I guess I could keep it under my seat.


44 posted on 04/05/2009 7:06:53 PM PDT by Krankor (iT EMINDS ME)
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To: anton
in the drawer marked G-J,

At least you've got it in the right drawer, yep, "G for Gun"...I like your style.

Being prepared is always better than being sorry, I'd say.
45 posted on 04/05/2009 7:08:14 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: PatHimself
"Many facilities prohibit cameras too"
Why is that to inhibit industrial spying?

Some of our divisions work in rather government-sensitive areas. I have no problem with such a prohibition in such areas -- but in my building we persuaded the corporation that our facility deals with *nothing* that is government-sensitive, so we can keep our cameras and camera-phones.

46 posted on 04/05/2009 7:08:38 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: Markos33

I read you loud & clear, “unfortunately” 8(


47 posted on 04/05/2009 7:10:23 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

My businesses are armed to the max.

LLS


48 posted on 04/05/2009 7:10:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I’m also self employed and work at home. Very pro gun here too!


49 posted on 04/05/2009 7:11:05 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: HotLead61

We require a minimum caliber of .38 spl/9 mm parabellum.

carrying a .380 is grounds for dismissal.


50 posted on 04/05/2009 7:11:32 PM PDT by absalom01 (It's time for plan B)
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