Now, if you want a hot-button issue, bring up using your CCW to carry at your place of employment. I have known some pretty staunch “pro-gun” people who draw the line at carrying at work; and I know some equally staunch pro-gunners that insist that carrying at work is a good thing.
I don’t carry at work, although I could. Our dress code is pretty relaxed, to the point where if I wanted to conceal my Taurus .45, it wouldn’t be a problem. Despite that, I don’t. I worry about that one mistake – if someone saw my gun, if something happened and it was revealed that I was armed, it would most certainly cost me my job. So, I don’t carry at work.
I don’t leave it in the car, either – the thought of my car getting stolen out of the lot and inadvertently arming some scumbag is something that I can’t really deal with. So, I don’t carry at work. Which means I don’t carry on my drive to or from work, and I’m not carrying in the event that I have to run some errands on my way home.
My problem with places that prohibit employees who have the proper licenses from carrying at work is that sometimes people try to kill you where you work. Who hasn’t seen a coworker get fired and leave angry, then wonder in the back of your mind if they’re going to come back and try to “get revenge”?
I dislike not being able to carry where I work, and I don’t like leaving a gun in my car, either. All around, it’s a bad situation for lawful gun owners.
What are you thoughts on office/work carry?