Gun control issues are now more prevalent and divisive across the nation than ever before. Every time you turn on your computer or TV, you’re bombarded with news of school shootings, shootings at work, and shootings in just about every location imaginable. It isn’t just crime per se anymore.
Now, each time you hear about a new shooting incident, you have to wonder if terrorist motives were at the root of it. Many people are convinced that more gun control is the answer to the problem, while others have a different solution in mind. If you are interested in protecting yourself, how can you go about it?
Is It Feasible to Carry A Concealed Gun At Your Workplace?
When you begin to question whether it’s feasible – never mind desirable – to carry a concealed weapon at your workplace, you get into a whole new area of grey. Is your job one that really exposes you to such a high level of danger?
If you are a bank security guard, a gun comes with the territory. But if you are dealing with the public on a day to day basis in a position that doesn’t traditionally come with a weapon, you might be breaking new ground.
Carrying A Weapon At Work Has Benefits And Limitations
Before you decide to begin carrying a weapon at work, you need to take into account that doing so has obvious benefits and limitations. The limitations are that you may or may not be breaking the law by doing so. Even if you first check to make sure that what you are doing is completely legal, there may still be some personal issues that need to be considered.
For example, will you inform your fellow employees that you will be carrying a weapon at work? Their attitude toward the idea of you carrying a weapon might be the determining factor in whether you decide to do so or not.
The benefits of carrying a weapon at work are equally obvious. No one is going to try to challenge a person who is carrying, or gives the impression that they may be carrying, a weapon. No one is going to threaten or intimidate you. Your interactions with the public will certainly become more respectful and to the point.
Carrying A Weapon at Work Is Subject to Limits and Regulations
Before you decide to carry a weapon at work, you should be aware that doing so is fully subject to a great number of limits and regulations. Some states will allow you to carry a weapon at work, whether concealed or otherwise. Some states will allow an open carry, but not a concealed one. Some states will not allow you to carry in any fashion, open or otherwise.
There’s also the question of whether your employer will allow you to carry a weapon at work. Ultimately, unless you own the place, the question of whether you carry at work or not will often come down to what your boss decides.
Be respectful, be mindful and always be safe!