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Taking a gun to work?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by s9601694, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. Guillermo

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    lawyers convinced Ford that it was cheaper to pay off a few families that had loved ones burned to death in rear end collisions rather than pay to put a $8 piece between the gas tank and the body.

    respect is earned, not given.

    I have no respect for jerks. If some guy is scamming the system for his benefit I would (and have) done the same.

    Fortunately I no longer work for someone else so if I don't like my boss I can take it out on him at any time.
     
  2. rswartsell

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    So how do I get a job working for Guillermo?
     
  3. sean326

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    I carried for 15 years at my last company in direct violation of their printed policy manual. But in reality it was pretty much a don't ask don't tell situation. I was fairly high up in the company and it was commonly known that I was a "gun nut". During hunting season I'd often work a half day and hunt a half day come into our very urban office in camo etc. Now for the last two years I have my own company with 25 people, guns and carry are fully supported by me. I even gave a couple Henry golden boy .22 rifles and mossberg shotgun out as corprate gifts. There was a big gun show a couple months ago and I told everyone that it was a regular workday unless you went to the gunshow
     
  4. Guillermo

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    Rswartsell,

    I am seriously considering opening a gun manufacturing company.

    I might hire you but you w b a 1099 employee. W pay by the piece.

    But there will be a range by the lunch area!!!!
     
  5. The_Armed_Therapist

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    Guns are most needed where they are forbidden. Employers have their reasons (good ones) for not wanting firearms at work. Their concerns are put to rest, as are yours, if nobody knows. My $0.02.
     
  6. JShirley

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    The phrasing that protects employers and employees is "employees must follow state and local weapons laws at work."

    I worked in a call center for 4.5 years in GA. Weapons were against company policy, but not against the law. Even a P-11 was too big for me to reasonably carry (I weighed 146 lbs at the time). When the P-32 came out, I pocket carried it.

    John
     
  7. joecil

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    Well my wife and I own a small self storage facility and we both carry concealed daily. I have no problem with tenants carrying either but then a lot of my tenants are LEO's.
     
  8. VegasAR15

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    I have carried at work since I was able. I think it may be against company policy but I haven't cared enough to check. Don't ask don't tell.
     
  9. justice06rr

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    Just a suggestion if you leave your EDC in your vehicle, to also have a locked case/safe in case of a break-in.

    I work in the largest hospital system in my state and there are clear "No Weapons" signs at the entrances, so I choose to leave my EDC in my car. I've carried into work before, but I now follow company policy as I don't feel comfortable not doing so.
     
  10. tedwitt

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    First, Obey the Rules of the workplace, my boss carries his .45, SO, I guess I'm lucky that I get to carry mine. Good luck.
     
  11. s9601694

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions and insights. I found my "equilibrium":

    - Get dressed and holster my EDC like any other day
    - drive to work
    - arrive at work, pull the gun out, put it in the glovebox
    - go to work
    - after work get in car, holster gun and go wherever i need to go


    I talked with an HR guy and he said that they cannot and don't want to enter or search my vehicle.. That would be breaking and entering under the law, even if its parked on my company's parking lot.

    I honor my company rules by not carrying at work and i still have my gun fairly close, not ideal but as good as it gets i concluded.

    Problem solved
     
  12. janedoedad

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    Your assertion is WRONG! Until a package is in the postal system, it is simply a box. If your state allows employer searches of belongings, your suggestion is not going to stop them. I would think the intent to decieve would result in a harsher penalty if discovered. Not to mention any of the myriad USPS regulations you could be violating.
     
  13. Citizen_soldier22

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    You're really stretching it here. Also, do you really think that a mislabeled box is going to be anyone's priority after a situation occurs which merits the use of a handgun for self defense?

    Grabbing at straws here. Please state some of these regulations the poster would be in violation of. While you're at it, care to explain why he would be in any violation of any USPS regulation if it is indeed "simply a box" as you stated? It's not in the postal system yet, remember.
     
  14. s9601694

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    OK let's revive this old thread..

    I have since moved from CO to Houston! Been working here for a few months now and have learned to know a few people pretty good here. Yesterday i was discussing guns with some of the guys and one pulls out his (pocketholstered) LCP! another showed me his full sized XD40!!

    No one asks, no one tells but pretty much everyone carries at the office.. DAMN I LOVE TEXANS!! I feel even more at home here now :D
     
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    A freind of mine left a gun in his jacket hanging in his office at work. Somehow it was found by the higher ups and he was fired. He did luck out and was allowed to Retire. He had a hard time and had to get a Lawyer. I'm not sure if he got his gun back. All I can say is I worked 30 years to be able to get a Pension and Retire. I didn't take a lot of chances.
     
  16. s9601694

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    I wouldnt in any situation let my gun off of "my body" unless i am driving my car (car holster/locked glove box) or at my house and done carrying (goes into the Gunvault). Your friend made a mistake and got lucky with the outcome, hope retirement is working out for him!
     
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    Someone who forgets a loaded weapon at his place of employment deserves to be fired.
     
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    You can get a little Seecamp or Ruger LCP and no one knows that you have it on you. As long as you don't work at a place with metal detectors, you would be fine.
     
  19. JShirley

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    Yes, several people have mentioned carrying LCPs. I carried the KelTec frame Ruger copied the LCP from.
     
  20. bob1285

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    Company policies are there to protect the company legally from stupid
    Employees. Just because it is in company policies, doesn't mean it is written in stone.
    Most companies take there policies with a lot of gray area when it comes to how and when they choose to enforce the same policies.
     
  21. bdickens

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    No.

    In the applicable Texas law, "premises" means the building.

    Also, outside of a few statutorily defined sensitive activities, your employer may not keep you from keeping your gun in your car.

    Good reading here: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/internetforms/forms/chl-16.pdf
     
  22. bdickens

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    Are you sure you're on the right forum?
     
  23. JShirley

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    There are lots of things against company policy- like being late. I'm more concerned with the actual law.
     
  24. s9601694

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    LOL


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    Most companies do not have a lot of gray area when it comes to guns on the premises if it is against their policies.
     
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