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Discussing guns at work.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TheArchDuke, Apr 27, 2006.

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  1. TheArchDuke

    TheArchDuke Member

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    The inventory team I work on stayed late one night and we were all clocking out at the same time. It was somebody's 21st birthday and were on the subject. My boss (tattoed, mohawked 20-something...cool guy) asked me what I planned to do for my 21st. I said, "buy a handgun". As soon as I said it, I realised who I was with. (People at my work don't seem to gun-friendly). My boss asked, "Why would you even want a gun?" I didn't really say anything. I thought I was going to officially be the gun nut at my work. We all have nicknames. But it turned out pretty good. A few other people who were there have come up to me and said that they enjoy shooting too. I got me some new gun-buddies to talk to on lunch now.


    Gun and work situations don't always turn out bad. Unless you actually BRING your gun. I can imagine how that might cause a stir.
     
  2. JoseM

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    My bossman is canadian and very anti-gun. We've had a few "discussions" about gun and he's VERY misinformed...

    He'll say things like, "A gun is more likely to be used and kill someone you know than to prevent a crime....and that's a fact".

    NO, that's a totally misrepresented "fact". These numbers also take into fact that a good bit of gun crimes are drug related ganbangers that "know the victim".

    But I couldn't bring guns to work no matter what...I work for a small municipality and I can't bring firearms onto campus here.
     
  3. Just_a_dude_with_a_gun

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    Tell your 'Boss' that normal, hardworking, family oriented gun owners is what makes America a place a 'foreigner' would want to come to live and make a career. Kind of like HIM. Socialist jackass.


     
  4. Lupinus

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    I will on occasion but I pretty much have given up. The amount of stupidity from some coworkers and the amount of biting my tongue I need to do as a result makes it sore after awhile.
     
  5. Stiletto Null

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    One of the new guys where I work is actually into guns; I mentioned my milsurp collection, and he was like "damn, you really like those ComBloc guns". Pretty cool.
     
  6. 'Card

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    I'm in the construction industry in the south. Talking about guns at work is about as unusual for us as talking about the weather, women, and college football. Hell, at the office we sometimes get 5 or 6 guys together (these are company execs and administrators, mind you) on an ammo buy if we can save a bunch by buying in bulk.
     
  7. Sindawe

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    There really are not any gun people at my workplace. One dude hunts, but thats the extent of his interest in firearms, and my boss has not fired a weapon since basic training in the 70s. *SIGH*

    Previous job, I was surrounded by gun people of all stripes. One guy would talk about his Glock 18 all the time (never saw it) and would always be happy to take the spent 9 mm casing off my hands (I don't reload). Another chap and I would discuss guns and politcs on the floor inbetween tales of his fun working for BASF or hunting turkeys in Texas. Such talk would make the lefties on the crew nervous, to which we would retort

    "Look, we are here surrounded by high pressure steam lines, strong acids and bases, pressurized tanks of carbon monoxide and buckets full of ammonium nitrate, and you're freaked by a little talk of our hobbies? You're not in Massachusetts anymore dude."
    One of our Maintenance crew did bring a shot gun to work once, just to show off his purchase. It did create a bit of a stir, but only due to the rest of us admiring it. HR never found out about it, just like they never found out about the time somebody hired a stripper for a Supv. Birthday.
     
  8. sm

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    Older returning college student.
    State regs and legal signs "No CCW".

    I visit with some instructors about guns, shooting and hunting in class, in the hall, outside.

    The other night in one IT class we were talking guns as we config-ed routers and such. Instructor bought his 5 y/o a New .22 single shot, a Marlin lever action in 30-30, and six more 30 rds mags for something, and then he shared how surprised his wife was to find out there is about 20K rds of .223.

    "2k more round came in,when the wife answered the door- I cannot wait until the brown truck show up with all the 9mm that I ordered today".

    Seems the wife noticed "her stash" of 9mm a bit low...so being the nice hubby he is, instructor ordered her some. Mom's day the kids are giving mom a second CCW to match the one she carries as a backup, and holster too.

    He paid $100 for that NIB Marlin 336, fella bought it, never shot it and nasty divorce hit. He will keep it for him, times get better let the guy buy it back.

    Just have get a feel for what is best to discuss and with whom is all.

    One classmate is going to bring the HDDs he shot with his .454 and .338.
    IT class, we might need to know this for future use..."partition a HDD", or "total erase".
     
  9. DoubleTapDrew

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    I'm fortunate in this respect. It's a family owned business (my family) of about 200 employees. The company actually had a FFL for a while before they got tired of all the red tape a couple years ago. We had a cool guy in shipping that shot 3 gun and was a huge 10mm fan. I brought in my AR and Sprinfield XD when I got them to show him. One of the other guys walked back when he was checking out the EO Tech on the AR aiming it at a parts bin (unloaded/no mag obviously) and didn't think anything of it.
    Unfortunately I think there are more lefties getting hired here and not as many of us 'good ol boys' so the conversations about guns aren't as frequent :(
     
  10. gulogulo1970

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    Some offices it could be kind of hairy to bring it up. Feel them out by mentioning something like I shot skeet or do you hunt, etc.

    I work in a lab owned by a couple of sportsmen. I even arranged a work lunchtime range trip. That was fun, I even got a guy who doesn't shoot to go and later that year I helped him pick out his first handgun.

    I'm a Gun Evanglist.
     
  11. Radjxf

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    I work in a hospital and definately don't bring them up. Lots of "guns cause crime" type idiots around here. I've already been identified as the gun nut since I own more than one firearm:eek:
     
  12. romma

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    Talk here is pretty common among a couple of us. My co-worker who sits at the desk across from me is into shooting. In fact, we are going after work today. The talk is tolerated here from us because the company is owned by a shooter as well and we kind of get a "pass". Right now under my desk is my Kahr PM-9, my Walther .380, my hip pocket has my Kel-tec p-32 and in the back room sits my Bushy ar-15... We both had to get work done on our vehicles and didn't want to keep guns in the vehicles. Oh, underneath my co-workers desk sits a G-19... Can't wait to get out there today... ;)
     
  13. ball3006

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    My boss....

    has a M-60 and a M-16......................:D chris3
     
  14. stealthcarry

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    Not only do most everyone i work with KNOW i'm the resident gun nut, they're all probably kind of tired of hearing me talk about it...:D
     
  15. Steve 48

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    I work at several school districts and I just usually keep my mouth shut. There are way too many liberals at schools and you can get into quite a discussion about guns, etc.. So, I just keep my yap closed. Steve 48
     
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    Don't usually say a word. Sometimes I'll test people if I think they might be friendly, and if I find out their cool maybe, but usually know.
     
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    I've mentioned my love for guns at about every job I've had. Most people I've encountered actually seem very interested in shooting, but expressed a certain hesitancy about it, being that most of them had never even seen a gun up close.
     
  18. Working Man

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    It is common knowledge that I am the gun guy at my work.

    They keep seeing me on THR. :evil:
     
  19. Sgt Stevo

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    My boss has has model 66 locked in his desk. we all know the key is. Sometimes gangbangers and such, show up to see the dogs.

    But I feel pretty safe , the thirty protection trained sheps, mals and rotts, make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

    I carry at work when I am alone though. For lots of reasons.
     
  20. BozemanMT

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    I work in liberal heckville (boulder)
    and I'm the known gun nut.
    and I could care less, keeps the weirdo's out of my office and they definately don't piss me off much.:cool:
    Gotten at least 5 people into shotgun shooting and one guy to join my range.
    We are all hidden, be more obvious and just push the liberals back under their hidey hole.
     
  21. Janitor

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    I work for a largish software support organization.

    Early this morning, a co-worker that I had purchased a revolver from brought me the box he had found for it. All day, I've had this blue S&W box that prominantly declares 'DA Revolver' all over it on the desk next to my office door. A LOT of people have come in here, and walk by the open door during the day.

    So far, the only acknowledgement of the box (that you cannot miss if you even glance in my direction) was my boss who jokingly checked to make sure it (the box) was empty. Nobody else seems to care about it.

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    There are about 8-10 of us that get together once or twice a month to go shooting at lunch. I found these guys within a week of starting to work here.

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    I'm assuming that there are antis here, but they pretty much keep to themselves. Too bad - I'd like to see one (or more of them) come shooting with us some fine afternoon so maybe they can see what it's all about. :)

    /j
     
  22. sterling180

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    Yes your story rings true to some-unfortunately

    Before I joined the Navy,I disscussed the pleasures of shooting sports with some of my peers-when I was at high-school and the response that I got was suprisingly varied.My best friend from high-school was and is-to this day- not bothered about my interest,nor were a few others-but some others were concerned that I might turn into a person who had similar traits to the "Hungerford or any other mass-murdering psycho" and would almost certainly go on a crazy killing-spree with my personal collection of guns.

    However I was a member of my high-schools drama group and I was allowed by my drama teacher and principal to bring in a .38 S&W blank-firing replica and a Colt Python balnk-firing replica revolver,for the guy who played Seymour Krellborn in our production of:"Little Shop of Horrors".Now this guy was pleased that I brought in two fake-but believeable revolvers-instead of a silly childs lone-star cap-gun- for the use in the play.He selected the Python over the .38,but the actor who played Mushnik wanted the .38,-so that he could use in the confrontational scene-later on in the show,just before Mushnik gets eaten.

    Unfortunately I got a similar anti reaction whilst I attended North-West Kent College,where one of my fellow peers said in very abrupt terms:"You know too much about guns and you're beginning to scare people-especially the girls".Just before,I had only talked to a pro-gun student about a S&W M29,when the others objected.I was considered to be such a psycho-that the girls in my class almost shunned me completely.But I managed to talk them out of it,but saying that I got intersted in guns because of military interests,Drama,video games,etc.

    When I joined the Navy,I was in a world where shooting is considered to be normal activity and I am amongst very-few biased individuals-that completely hate guns and shooting-sports.I have made some good friends at my civillian club and in the Naval service gun club-which is always very pleasing indeed.:) :)
     
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  23. Deanimator

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    Does trying to talk your boss into buying a Browning Hi Power count? :)

    I NEVER sit down to eat in a restaurant without something to read, usually a gun book or magazine of some kind.

    A few weeks ago, one of the local lawyers came by the office to have me clear a couple of handguns one of his clients was going to sell or give away when he went into the hospice. Had an S&W M&P revolver and a S&W Model 59 (yecch!) Too bad the M&P was pitted.
     
  24. chas_martel

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    I am so glad I don't have this problem.

    Gun discussions around here are things like,
    did you bring enough ammo for lunch today.
    Or people seeing me use the only remaining
    typewriter in DFW to fill out Form 4's.
     
  25. danurve

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    Discussing shooting at work has cost me some money.

    Friend of mine in the office got me into reloading. :neener:

    Other then that most of the people at work know I hunt / shoot but so far only one other has gone shooting on an invitation to the range.
     
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