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    what do you do if you are forbidden by company policies to carry your firearm at work?

    it seems like a problem, considering they are taking away your method of protection, especially if you rely on public transportation to get to and from your place of employment. Especially for me. I have to take public transportation at 11:00 PM at night, and then early in the morning. Not the best time to go around unarmed in the area I work.

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    J1Nitro wrote:
    what do you do if you are forbidden by company policies to carry your firearm at work?
    You cross your fingers and hope that lethal self-defense is not required. Or pray, depending on your personal preferences.
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    Out of sight, out of mind?

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    You use your own judgment. That's all I'm going to say.

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    It's up to you to evaluate the risk/reward ratio of the various options.

    Alternative suggestions would be a storage unit near work where you could leave your gear, a sympathetic coworker's car (parked off-site), bear mace, or talking to your management. They might be flexible given the type of hours you're working.

    You also don't mention if you're an office drone or do more phyiscal work. That changes things a bit (I wouldn't use my pager pal if I was doing anything more strenuous than walking).

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    The company policy where I work is that firearms are not allowed, except where permitted by law... so I can carry at work without too much worry.

    At my last job there was a strict no firearms policy on company property, including parking lots...

    I'm not saying I disregarded company policy... but being a citizen licensed to carry concealed and since nobody ever actually SAW me carrying my weapon...





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    I would never do such a thing as to disobey a company's policy and carry a concealed pistol on my person while at work.

    That would be WRONG.

    I'm sure my cup of tea/coffee/soda/water will protect me proper if an assailant comes into my place of work. I can splash it in their eyes and make an escape to call the police! Once their spider senses detect my police phone waves, they will run for the hills!


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    Practice unarmed self defense, and eat steak at work often enough that your pocket knife is known as your steak knife.
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    concealed is concealed.



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    Tawnos wrote:
    Practice unarmed self defense, and eat steak at work often enough that your pocket knife is known as your steak knife.
    I like that

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    nofoa wrote:
    concealed is concealed.

    Yup !

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    Hmm... I didn't ask my employer... don't suppose I will either...

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    MY employer does not allow any firearms on the premises. I work for my uncle sam. LOL.

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    virgil47 wrote:
    MY employer does not allow any firearms on the premises. I work for my uncle sam. LOL.
    I am always broke, thanks to Uncle Sam and Uncle Bill.

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    "what do you do if you are forbidden by company policies to carry your firearm at work?"

    Do it anyway. Are criminals banned from carrying at your work? Yes. Will they do it anyway if they want to kill someone? YES!

    getting fired getting written up and getting arrested. You cannot defend yourself in criminal or civil court if you are dead.

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    Bravo_Sierra wrote:
    "what do you do if you are forbidden by company policies to carry your firearm at work?"

    Do it anyway. Are criminals banned from carrying at your work? Yes. Will they do it anyway if they want to kill someone? YES!

    getting fired getting written up and getting arrested. You cannot defend yourself in criminal or civil court if you are dead.
    I agree. The only way you'd get arrested for carrying at work is if your work is one of the off limits places, forbidden by law

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    I like the term "conscientious objector." :shock:

    Or make darn sure your next of kin knows exactly whom to sue in the event of your untimely demise.
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    J1Nitro wrote:
    what do you do if you are forbidden by company policies to carry your firearm at work?
    The last person at work that asked me if I was carrying, I asked them in return if they were wearing underwear. Their response was "what's that got to do with it" and my response was "in either case it's nobody's business".

    There is a definite advantage to some of the compact firearms out there.


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    jeangordon wrote:
    Hmm... I didn't ask my employer... don't suppose I will either...
    Bingo!!!!!!! +1
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    J1Nitro wrote:
    what do you do if you are forbidden by company policies to carry your firearm at work? ...
    Learn to conceal more deeply.

    Ankle, shoulder, apendix, tucked IWB, ... something.
    IBTL

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    J1Nitro wrote:
    what do you do if you are forbidden by company policies to carry your firearm at work?
    Do it anyway, unless prohibited by law.

    I did for several months. Nobody knew. Since then I've quit that job.
    Quote Originally Posted by SayWhat View Post

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    my work prohibits me from having it on company property in my locked vehicle.

    i say screw them and have still have it in my vehicle everyday. i am well within the law.
    If guns kill people......then all of mine are defective........ UNCLE TED

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    see now here is an interesting little conundrum I will soon be facing.

    Starting the 21st of this month I will be working at the VA medical center in american lake. It has clearly posted signs at the front gate to the effect of "Firearms prohibited on this property in accordance with federal law" (Not sure on the exact wording)

    Does this mean that in my locked vehicle would be violating federal law? Even though it is not breaking state law....
    "And shepherds we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be.
    E nomine Patri, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti."


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    devildoc5 wrote:
    see now here is an interesting little conundrum I will soon be facing.

    Starting the 21st of this month I will be working at the VA medical center in american lake. It has clearly posted signs at the front gate to the effect of "Firearms prohibited on this property in accordance with federal law" (Not sure on the exact wording)

    Does this mean that in my locked vehicle would be violating federal law? Even though it is not breaking state law....
    What?? VA Medical Center is not a Federal Building, is it? If it's not, then that sign is bogus - unless it means that you can't carry in a manner that is in direct violation of Federal Law.

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    Well the thing is it is ahospital...I know as a corpsman no weapons are allowed in the BAS (field hospital) so I am not sure what the official legal federal stance is but it is "technically" a federal base (army base type dealy bob thingamajiger)
    "And shepherds we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be.
    E nomine Patri, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti."


    "If the rest of the world says: 'War,' I can only say: 'Very well. I do not want war, but no one, however peaceable, can live in peace if his neighbor intends to force a quarrel.'" - Adolf Hitler...

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