worker who wants to carry a hand gun

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Mowerboy04, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You sure can say no weapons under my pay roll time :waving:
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
  4. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 857

    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!

    More bad than good can happen. Give the dude a weedwacker!
  5. LandscaperPro

    LandscaperPro Sponsor
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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.
  6. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    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)
  7. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,229

    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.
  8. Lawn Care Etc.

    Lawn Care Etc. LawnSite Member
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    I would let him if he's not dumb or stupid no one will know he even has it.
  9. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Posts: 305

    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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  10. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    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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