In the now locked thread about the guy that carried at work, fired dude, I didn't see anyone bring up what I thought was important. I'm a cube rat and I've considered bringing a firearm into work. I got stuck on two critical points and as a result I do not carry a firearm into work. 1.) Can you maintain possession of your firearm for the entire workday? Or will you be forced to leave your firearm in your office/cubicle while getting coffee, at lunch, during meetings, when you use the restroom? Fired dude left his firearm in his cubical when he met with HR. Security found his firearm with a quick search. Fired dude's coworkers knew he had a gun in his bag, they made jokes about it. IMO fired dude was very irresponsible. His gun could have been stolen and/or used for a mass shooting. He should be fired for that alone, even if he was allowed to have a firearm in his cubical. 2.) Are you qualified for a mass shooter event? Most of us are not. Proper training includes full-sized, real-time simulators. With a final test that you are required to pass before carrying at work. Especially if your workplace is a common place for mass shooting. A school or college is a common place for example. Mass shootings are fast and furious. The idea that an untrained Average Joe is going to contribute good actions in a mass shooting are doubtful. The STEM school mass shooting in Colorado included a para-pro with concealed carry permit and zero training opening fire on the responding cops as the cops rounded a corner. He missed the cops but one of his rounds went through a wall and hit a kid. Just watching fired dude's drama video after abandoning his firearm to meet with HR makes me sure I don't want him to be armed around me. I'm lucky, even though I work at a common place for mass-shootings the County Board and School Board see the value of trained first responders. I eat lunch with them once a week as work friends and they talk about all the training they have to take and the qualifications they have to aquire to keep their jobs. It's very impressive and it makes me realize I'm not qualified to carry in my workplace.