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Should I Inform My Employer That I CC?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dcdub, May 4, 2011.

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  1. dcdub

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    I do a lot of driving for work, and ever since I got my CHP I've been worried about getting pulled over and having to inform the officer that I have a concealed handgun on me in front of my boss/father-in-law.

    I'm not sure how he would react; he can be very opinionated and emotional rather than logical. He knows I have guns- he was thrilled to find out I have a .22 when the squirrels on his property became an issue. When he was concerned about the bullet travelling too far I showed him my 20 gauge.

    I don't think he knows I have handguns though. I think he may be of the opinion, as a highly conservative Christian, that one should never take the life of another human being, even to save your own life or a family member's, and that it's ok to own long guns for hunting but handguns are "evil".

    Should I: 1) tell him, and risk him lowering his opinion of me?
    2) continue CCing and risk getting pulled and him finding out anyway? Or
    3) maybe just carry some pepper spray while at work and not bring up anything about guns?

    I hope that one day if I have a daughter that grows up and gets married her husband will do anything to protect her, but I know he's not going to see it that way... Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated! I'm stumped!
     
  2. Good&Fruity

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    no......
     
  3. cbrgator

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    Not a great situation. I'd probably just keep it to yourself though.
     
  4. GIJOEL

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    While you have the right to carry and ought to when YOU want to I understand your predicament. I would test the waters, bring up a news story about someone defending themselves with a handgun and see how he reacts. There are ways to get a feel for how he feels about the subject without disclosing your status.
     
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    Continue to carry, drive safely and just don't get pulled over.......

    and invite you FIL to go the range with you and let him shoot some of your handguns. If you are afraid to ask your FIL, ask you MIL and wife to go shoot with you. The information will get back to your FIL....:D

    I'm opinionated, I have 5 married daughters, and I would love to go shooting with my daughters and SIL's. The only time I can ever shoot with them is when they come over here to visit.

    Do any of my SIL's have guns I would not waste my own money on? Sure, but they are their weapons, not mine.
     
  6. armedwalleye

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    Technically...

    On the clock while driving or not?
    Your vehicle or the company vehicle?
    Are you in a "shall inform" state or not?

    Might put a small sticky note on the permit, hand it to the officer with your DL, informing him you have a weapon and it's location on your person.
     
  7. Japle

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    No.

    It's easier to explain to your boss why you were carrying a gun in person than from the grave.
     
  8. joeq

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    I'm in a similar situation where I work. I drive the speed limit everywhere I go so I don't get pulled over. Generally, you won't get pulled over if your not doing anything wrong. I always like to make sure all the bulbs are working on the truck before I take off. I would hate to get pulled over for something stupid like that. I just prefer to keep the fact that I'm carrying to myself. There is no need for anyone else to know. Like others have said, if your uncomfortable then maybe you can try and feel him out. He might be perfectly fine with it and you'll be good to go. good luck.
     
  9. dcdub

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    Thanks for the replies. I have tried testing him out and I get mixed reactions from him all the time, just depends on what mood he's in. He really is a unique individual...
    It is a company vehicle, and I am on the clock, so I feel like I should respect his wishes. However, there is no company policy regarding firearms, so I'm not doing anything wrong.
    And NC we must inform.

    The sticky note is an interesting idea, but officers in this area usually like to hold the weapon "for their safety." I never get pulled over, but a friend of mine who carries gets pulled about once a month and it happens to him every time.
     
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    To inform is technically to open carry. Concealed implies nobody knows you are carrying, thus any revelation as to the weapons on you would therefore make it "open" carry.

    This is also why I avoid wearing shirts that would allude to such things as well, as I feel it's a veiled attempt at bragging about my carry. That just doesn't play well with my ideas on this.

    Heck, I ankle carried a 22wmr derringer to my interview. That same derringer was also carried in 5 different manners during the time I owned it. I've since went to a pistol that I feel better serves my defensive needs, but still of a very small nature.

    For off-work....a 9mm is not a problem, but at work concealment is paramount.
     
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    I think this comes under the heading of "It's Better To Beg For Forgiveness Than To Ask For Permission"
     
  12. Burt Blade

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    "Carry Concealed Weapon", where "concealed" generally means "No one is supposed to know about it."

    I suggest keeping it concealed.
     
  13. Merkules

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    Have him listen to "The Urban Shooter" podcast ep. 186. "Christianity And Guns"
    Ken Blanchard does a great job of breaking it down. Let him respond and judge his reaction to it on whether or not you should inform him of your CC'ing. If he reacts negatively, play it off. He knows you have guns.
     
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    If it's not a stated policy, why don't you just ask him?
     
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    imho i would definatly stick to carrying the pistol. If your gonna tell him try having a third party that is sympathetic to your side but close enough to him that they may be able to talk sense into him
     
  16. ghostwriter

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    keep packin, keep it concealed, keep your mouth shut, keep acting like a responsible citizen with rights and if & when he comes into the picture, you can deal with it then.
     
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    I definitely agree with testing the waters. Either way, his opinion of you won't matter if you're dead.
     
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    Is working for your father-in-law the only employment option you have? It appears he casts a large shadow and you may get lost in his shadow. At some point you have to be your own man and not a yes man to your father-in-law. I myself respect an individual that stands for their own believes even thou I am opposed to that view point.
     
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    If you informed anyone that you were CCing, logistically it really isn't "concealed," as in nobody knows or sees it, but rather just nobody can see it and they know about it.
     
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    If you really feel you must carry while at work you should ask him how he feels about it and let him know how you feel about it. If he objects to you carring at work, then either don't carry while working or find another job that does allow it. Your an adult which is why you are allowed to carry concealed, so don't act like a little kid that just broke something and is trying to keeps his parents from finding out so he won't get in trouble. You stated that in NC you must inform, so if you don't then you are not abiding by the agreement you signed to get the permit. If he were to find out you were carring on the job without informing him and he decided to fire you, it could be grounds for you not recieving any kind of unemployment benifits (if you applied) and your ex-employer disclosed that fact. JMO
     
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    My legal concealed carry habits are nobody's concern. I carry concealed when I visit my daughter's apartment in Boston. She might not like it, but she doesn't know because the pistol is concealed and I don't talk about it.

    I'm carrying legally. I feel no need to discuss it with her or anyone else. Don't ask, don't tell.
     
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    Your employer has a right to know if you're carrying a gun during the course of company business. He could be held liable if you had a ND or...
     
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    Nothing good will come of telling him now. It won't prevent problems down the road and is likely to cause problems. Do you really think he'll go, "Great, glad to hear that."

    No, more likely it will be an issue and he'll be uncomfortable, ask you not to carry, or tell you not to carry.

    If he accidentally finds out, deal with it then. Try to prevent that as much as possible and definitely don't open your mouth to cause yourself problems now when you'd be better off "leaving well enough alone."
     
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    Don't assume that he will be opposed just because he is a conservative Christian. I am a conservative Christian and I would carry in a heartbeat if it was legal here.
    Also, it would be a little different if he were only your boss, but as your FIL, surely you can talk to him openly about whether or not you carry at any given time.
    I think that if I was going to carry at work, I would ask my boss to make sure everything was kosher, but especially if he were also my FIL. Just MHO.
     
  25. Owen Sparks

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    How far up north do you live?

    If it is legal for you to carry, continue to do so up until the point that he asks you not to bring a gun on his property (or posts a sign to that effect) That is how the law works in many states. If you don't tell him he probably won't think to ask. Does he own the vehicle you are driving at work?
     
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