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View Poll Results: Carry at work
No where on property 81 47.65%
car/truck only 35 20.59%
Anywhere on property 43 25.29%
Required to carry 11 6.47%
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Old October 7, 2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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Can you carry at work


I was wondering how many people here work for companies that do not allow weapons on the property. I realize some may carry anyway, but for poll purposes, I am interested in what the policy is
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Old October 8, 2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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I voted for nowhere on the property, I went back for more schoolin' and no carry on campus property. So it's kinda like work right?
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Old October 8, 2012, 02:16 AM   #3
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Can conceal carry in the parking lot/vehicle only while off duty....required to open carry while on duty though so it works out.
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Old October 8, 2012, 02:59 AM   #4
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The owner pays for the CCW class and renewall .It shows that you don't have a criminal record.
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Old October 8, 2012, 06:02 AM   #5
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Since I own the company, the answer is 'Yes'.
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Old October 8, 2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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Thankfully in Kentucky I can legally car carry.
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Old October 8, 2012, 06:18 AM   #7
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Myself, and two others carry at work. If you have a CHL,you can carry.
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:23 AM   #8
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Living in IL I can't legally carry anywhere, but working in health care also prohibits me from carrying. In every health care setting that I know the company prohibits the carrying of weapons, in some cases, even of LEO's. The thought seems to be that the presence of a weapon could cause an unstable patient to sieze it and create mayhem. So only visitors or those intent on mayhem can carry a gun into the building! What idiocy. A woman who worked for me was once threatened by a family member, because of the death of his elderly mother. He blamed the death of this 99 year old woman on the Administrator of the facility. She asked me if she could bring a handgun to work, just in case. I reminded her of the company rule, but then told her only she could decide how much weight to give to the threat and whether or not it was reasonable to follow the rules. Fortunately nothing ever happened, but that was not due to any company policy.
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:32 AM   #9
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:53 AM   #10
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My employer would probably prefer if I didn't have one in the parking lot, but it's Florida so there's nothing they can do about it (fortunately).
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:00 AM   #11
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Not only can I carry at work, I can shoot pretty much any time I want to while at work.
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:05 AM   #12
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I can't carry at work, but IN does have a state law preventing employers from prohibiting guns in employees' vehicles.
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:43 AM   #13
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Work at a nuke plant, therefore there are armed guards everywhere...
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:51 AM   #14
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"Well trained" guards no doubt. Upon retirement I took a job driving limousines and was told that the company did not "allow" weapons in their vehicles. After seeing some of the areas I was expected to drive through at night in Indianapolis I decided that my life was more important than ANY company policy. Do what you have to do and trust your "gut" feelings. It's your life, not theirs.
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:51 AM   #15
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I think there is a rule that says employee's can't have a weapon even in their automobile, but everyone there knows I do. I've sure never made any attempt to keep it a secret. They don't seem to give a hoot.
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Old October 8, 2012, 09:44 AM   #16
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For me its in my car/truck only. I haul mail and am in and out of post offices, so its a huge nono for me to even have one in the truck I drive. If I'm carrying it stays in my personal vehicle when I get to my boss' place.
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Old October 8, 2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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Since I make handgun storage systems and I own the shop, the answer is yes. Sometimes local customers will call me and stop by the shop to see what I have in stock. They pull out their carry weapon and test fit it the racks, sometimes they'll even bring 3 or 4 handguns to test fit. I encourage it, a side benefit of it is that I also get to see and handle a good variety of different handguns here. I enjoy talking with some of them about their collections and carry guns and such. Sometimes I get some really good information from them and get to pass it along.
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Old October 8, 2012, 10:19 AM   #18
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We have no formal policy,My boss knows I have a permit and compete in uspsa and IDPA he never ask's if Im carring and I dont tell.
As long as no clients bust me or complain Im good to go.
8 years and no problem so far.
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Old October 8, 2012, 10:38 AM   #19
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I work on a NASA site. No firearms or ammo permitted by federal law. Random car searches as you enter and leave.
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Old October 8, 2012, 11:17 AM   #20
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I'm self employed, so yes. But when I worked for the other guy the official policy was not at all. I was the resident gun guy at the shop and talked guns freely at the tech table. I had a lot of respect as a good man and gun owner so the one day that I took the truck in to the truck maintenance center for an oil change, I forgot to grab my pistol out of the truck and the oil guys found it and called my shop to rat on me.

The owner of my shop called me and let me know that I had left my gun in the truck, and gave me quite a bit of ribbing for doing so. He never once made a negative out of it, but did ask me to not let the other yahoos in the shop know that I carried because then they would want to also and that could create problems.

It's all how you carry yourself (in my industry at least, HVAC) in my experience. When you walk with honor and a gentle disposition, people react to that more than the written rules. YMMV in your industry.
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Old October 8, 2012, 11:39 AM   #21
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I carry every day. I asked my boss when I was hired on and he said it was fine just dont go bragging about it.

Now that I am the boss no body questions it.
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Old October 8, 2012, 11:50 AM   #22
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At both places I've worked since shall issue in MN, a gun locked in your car is outside of there domain and ok. Everywhere else is no carry.
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Old October 8, 2012, 01:47 PM   #23
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I own my company and I accept cash and checks for peoples payments so I carry everyday. I use a bank in a supermarket that does not have a metal detector door. When I go on a sales call or to a seminar I carry. The only place I don't carry while working is if I go into a church; anyplace with a little sign up i.e. mom & pop hardware store with no guns allowed sign on the door I just ignore, or don't go in. My state list the places you can't go on your carry id card and a full list on the website, so I just stick to the law and avoid many places. Open carry is allowed with your cpl/ccw in my state and really without cpl/ccw I just perfer to be concealed but don't have to and I see persons everyday that don't conceal but carry.
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Old October 8, 2012, 01:59 PM   #24
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In vehicle only at work, and that is only because our state law makes them allow it.
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Old October 8, 2012, 02:03 PM   #25
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Currently I am working for a couple of companies as a “consultant” or what might better be referred to as a part-time low paid resource. They have not reviewed their formal policy with me and I have no idea what it is. So, I always have a gun in my car, but never carry inside the building.
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