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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
KEYWORDS: banglist; employers; firearms; guns; workplace
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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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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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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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