How many of you keep a firearm in the truck or on you?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MooseMan89, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My wife grew up in Edwardsville IL, so we are in the area during visits, I have been through East St. Louis. Your not kidding!!!!
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  2. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ;) actually I won't work in E. St Louis anymore. No CC there. Just too dangerous a place.
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  3. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
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    I carry a s&w bodyguard .380 everywhere i go. if i stumble on a gun free zone i leave it in my vehicle. The population of people against guns needs to have their head checked. With the crazy world we live in every law abiding person should have some form of protection.
  4. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't know what region and neighborhood everyone is mowing in, but if I have to post an armed guard to cut a 40 dollar account, I'm probably gonna rethink my business model.
  5. HRidgeLandscapes

    HRidgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Im with groomer on this one. If you have to worry about being shot or robbed while mowing i think id find some different accounts.
  6. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    You better believe I carry a gun. I keep it under the console on my benchseat. Also have a baseball bat.

    But you gotta remember if a cop pulls you over just pull it out and put it somewhere clearly visible, and when the officer walks up, make sure you establish right away that you have a gun in the truck. They'll bust your ass about that if you dont.
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah i just don't see the point of someone holding me at gunpoint to steal a trimmer or a blower or something? is that really worth going to prison for?

    i'd let them take whatever they wanted but i would track them down. if i had to i'd run over them with my truck while they were riding away on my mower.

    if they are gonna shoot me over a lawnmower then i think i'd be better off dead than living with people like that around.

    what's next? they gonna shoot you for a $1 bill? i mean come on man. get a life.

    people that steal do it when you aren't around for the most part. they don't go looking for a confrontation.
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  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    if you did have a gun and shot someone to protect yourself they would find a way to put you in prison for life. this country is pathetic these days.
  9. CutterCutter

    CutterCutter LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 76

    My wife and I both carry concealed 24/7 and I keep another gun in my truck at all times.

    I have two daughters. One daughter and her husband carry concealed all the time. My other daughter and her husband just completed their concealed carry class and are trying to decide which handguns they are going to carry. I have a son who doesn't carry and has no interest in firearms.

    For myself, I carry because it's about the only chance you have of saving your life if attacked. I'm also a strong advocate of personal liberties and supporting the 2nd amendment is one way of taking a stand against an overreaching federal government.
  10. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Edit: your right. Most thieves are sneaky low life's that avoid confrontation. Then there are the opportunist that happen upon some unsuspecting hard working contractor. Even working in "good neighborhoods" in the city presents potential for confrontation.

    Keep your head buried. My eyes are wide open. Also see the story about the former Gov of Mo getting robbed by a man with a gas can.
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