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Does your job (current or retired) include guns in some way?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rat Robb, Mar 15, 2012.

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Does you job include gun in some way?

Poll closed Apr 14, 2012.
  1. Yes/It did

    67 vote(s)
    56.8%
  2. No

    51 vote(s)
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  1. Rat Robb

    Rat Robb Member

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    Just curious as to how many deal with guns on a daily basis because of the job.

    I'm also into hot rods (mine is a rat rod '31 Ford) and on those forums I see that a lot of people work in machine shops or weld shops or auto body's, so I didn't know if that were the same in the gun world.

    -Robb

    PS Im an electrician, but I try not to think about it once I'm home, lol
     
  2. writerinmo

    writerinmo Member

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    Retired military and Federal civilian employee rebuilding the AGT1500 engines used in the M1 Tank, so yes.
     
  3. tangomike706

    tangomike706 Member

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    Former Navy submarine Torpedoman (Yes) turned Correctional Officer (Yes for transports) turned local leo (Yup !) turned federal LEO (Yes , again) been working with , or around firearms since age 17 ish .
     
  4. Iggy

    Iggy Member

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    Former LEO and now a rancher. The nearest and soonest LE response is an hour away if they can find me.

    I am the first responder on the ranch.

    I am the law until someone with a badge finally shows up.:cool:
     
  5. mio

    mio Member

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    not even allowed on company property
     
  6. longknife12

    longknife12 Member

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    Ex mil and am only one authorized to CC at work plus alarm responses
    Other backgrounds that are long times ago.
    Dan
    :cool:
     
  7. Dogbite

    Dogbite Member

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    Well I manage a gun shop/pawn shop, so I wear a gun 24/7 and I also am a FFL dealer, plus class 3 weapons dealer. I basicly live guns day and night!!
     
  8. marksman13

    marksman13 Member

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    I start my new job working in a gun store Monday. With in the next few weeks we'll begin assembling our own brand of AK, so yes, my job FINALLY involves guns. I've been managing restaurants since I left the Army in 2007. This is going to be a nice change.
     
  9. Nico Testosteros

    Nico Testosteros Member

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    No, my job doesn't.
     
  10. oldbear

    oldbear Member

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    I spent 27 years as L.E.O., so firearms were a daily part of my life. Now, not so much.
     
  11. 45bthompson

    45bthompson Member

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    Former paratrooper and small arms repairman now private security contracter and hobby gunsmith.
     
  12. Elm Creek Smith

    Elm Creek Smith Member

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    Captain, Armor
    US Army (Retired)

    Licensed Armed Security Officer, formerly at a refinery complex, now security at a City Hall.

    ECS
     
  13. mbopp

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    Grounds for immediate dismissal if I bring one to work.
     
  14. jim243

    jim243 Member

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    Nope, don't need to, and not sure I would even want to.

    Jim
     
  15. HDCamel

    HDCamel Member

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    Office worker for an Arby's franchisee.

    Nope. I used to work in a pawn shop though, but that was for less than a year.
     
  16. sirsloop

    sirsloop Member

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    When someone gets shot they show up at a hospital I work at! ;) Not what you were looking for tho I think ;)
     
  17. htr230

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    LEO 25 years, get tired of carrying it but have to keep the tools close by!
     
  18. monet61

    monet61 Member

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    Yes, retired LEO, Sheriff Sgt. Now, No.
     
  19. Grmlin

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    Retired Marine, M-16, 60, .45, M9, SAW, 50 cal, M4, and others. Just nothing like the smell of CLP and burnt gun powder in the Morning. Dam I miss it.
    Last job was at a Motorcycle dealership, It was not required but I opened and closed most of the time so I carried. The owner and manager were gun friendly so not a problem. Nobody could see it so every once and awhile someone would ask. My answers ranged from "are you serious", "you have to ask", "you know what they say about stupid questions?" or "what do you think?"
    Would like to work in a gun shop some day but might not ever take a paycheck home.
     
  20. sub-moa

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    Uncle Sam 18-22
    LEO/SWAT/Sniper 22-49
    USG/PMC (Not the evil kind though ;)) 49-60

    Soooo...yea, pretty much :D...
     
  21. Bo

    Bo Member

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    Of course, I'm a "Disgruntled Postal Employee"
     
  22. psyopspec

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    Some time in the military, just wrapped up a tour as an armed DA Civilian in Afghanistan. If I get what I'm going for, the next job will be all office/briefing room and most likely unarmed; however, if given the option I'll pick up an M9.
     
  23. KenW.

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    Retired military and current Sheriff's Deputy/Detective.
     
  24. CoRoMo

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    My job includes the gun that is always on my hip.

    But my company has nothing to do with the firearms industry.
     
  25. Nushif

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    The only job that has been with me for any amount of time since age 18 has been the US Military. So yes.
     
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