Carrying concealed while working

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rocklandls, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Correct. I live in NJ. Strict gun laws. Personally, I think the right to bear arms is a god given right. However, I do not think anyone should be able to carry in public, open OR concealed. That should be reserved for Law Enforcement Officers. Period.
     
  2. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well after finally taking my pistol permit class, I have decided not to carry, there may be times when I will, but certainly not while working, it would be very tough and highly unlikely that my life will ever be in danger in the cities and towns I work in, not saying its impossible but the crime rates in which the neighborhoods I do work in is very low. just about no shootings. no car jackings, almost no armed robbery. I will still buy 3-4 pistols but probably only carry when going to places that have mass amounts of people that are more prone to committing crimes. places like the mall near me are much more dangerous then anywhere I go for work. really the mall is probably the most dangerous place i frequent. so for me carrying would just not be very useful. but good luck to anyone who is and wants to. home defense is probably the only time I will need to fire any weapon the rest of the time will be as a hobby.
     
  3. Trophy05

    Trophy05 LawnSite Member
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    Ruger LCP works great working in the hot summer weather. Any other time its a Glock 27 or 36.
     
  4. Watching

    Watching LawnSite Member
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    This may have been touched on later in the thread,I haven't read it all, sorry. I wouldn't recommend the lcp. The fact there is no safety and when doing the work you do in this business your doing a lot of moving around is enough of a reason for me.
    I would recommend the ruger lc9 however. It has a safety, and honestly I would prefer a 9mm over a380 any day. Not saying the lcp is bad, my wife carries one. Only because her s/w 9mm was more weight then she wanted in her bag. The 380 would be fine very close quarters, but the 9mm would offer far greater stopping power.
    The lc9 is also very compact. You could put in your jean pocket and go, not the best way to do it, but you could.
     
  5. jimjoy12

    jimjoy12 LawnSite Member
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  6. Lawn Care Etc.

    Lawn Care Etc. LawnSite Member
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    I have two guns with me always Taurus judge in console and a 12 ga. pump under back seat. I live in the south that's the way we do it here.
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  7. nylesedwards

    nylesedwards LawnSite Member
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    That is dumbest thing I have ever heard. Look at Australia and see what happened when they took all the guns away, their gun murder rate went up 17%. Gun control just makes it easier for criminals to commit crimes and us civilians not be able to defend ourselves
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  8. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I will be getting a 9mm this year to add to the collection mainly for the cost of ammo.

    I carry the LCP in a pocket holster that completely covers the trigger and it is DAO. The safety is between your ears!
     
  9. lawnescapes33

    lawnescapes33 LawnSite Member
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    i own a lawn and property preservation company i require all of my crew leaders to have a gun at all times. we work in some rough areas. i"ve been in business for 5 years and i open carry a gun all the time if they see it they think twice. i also have a concerned weapons permit to. carrying gun isnt bad if im doing a private home then no we dont carry it but if im dont a bank own home then yes
     
  10. meicher806

    meicher806 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Depending on the days jobs and how im feeling, I carry a glock 21sf (small of my back) or my taurus .357 2" front pocket. but Im waiting for my dealer to get the new glock 30s. that may be my new .45 of choice to carry. BWT i also keep a S&W sigma 9mm in the truck somewhere. you can never be too prepaired.
     

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