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Old 02-06-2013, 04:01 PM
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worker who wants to carry a hand gun

As the title says i have a worker who is getting his CPL and wants to carry a hand gun with him while he works. Now i have nothing against guns and am planning on also getting a CPL in the near future but don't feel it would be professional, nor would i feel comfortable with him having it. Can i make that a company " no weapons" Or is that something i cant take away being a employer.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:08 PM
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You sure can say no weapons under my pay roll time
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:16 PM
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You can say no but why would you want him to be unarmed if he is responsible with his firearm. Your customer will never know if he's CC unless he needs it and I wouldn't really care what they thought then.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:27 PM
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Sounds like a bad idea to me. Think about this. Someone trys to steal your truck. He doesnt have a gun. Guy gets the truck, he calls you and you call the cops/insurance, insurance pays you for the loss. Now, someone trys to steal the truck, YOUR worker shoots him. Have fun in court!

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:31 PM
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You have the right to tell him to keep it at home or in his own vehicle.
But, with all the theft of machines and equipment, wouldn't it be nice to have some protection. Just a wonder.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:36 PM
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I'm not saying you can't have a gun. I'm not saying you can't own a gun. All I'm saying is you can't Carry a gun at work/ "in town". lol (A Classic)
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:39 PM
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I don't have anything against guns either but there is no way in heck one of my employees will carry. The employer carries all the liability and I don't want to fight the law or my insurance carrier.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:03 PM
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I would let him if he's not dumb or stupid no one will know he even has it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:40 PM
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You can make a no firearms policy if you so choose.... Assuming he is responsible I would let him carry though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:53 PM
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My main job has a no weapons policy. I have a ccw license and carry almost every day. If they catch me i could be fired, if someone comes in to do harm to me or one of my staff and i stop it they will probably praise me.. I would rather be judged by 12 then carried by 6.
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