Self defense out on the job site.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by zz4guy, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    I'm wondering if any of you carry self defense weapons such as mace, knives, guns, pistols, etc?

    Do you think it is necessary? There could be a lot of pissed off people out there like mad customers or a loose cannon competitor that hates it when you steal his customers. Not to mention some of us carry a lot of cash around.
  2. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 414

    i know some people on here have a CWP and carry a pistol on them, i dotn personally because im not 18.

  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    lets see, list of possible deadly weapons you might find me with in either of my trucks

    Weed whacker, knives, folding saw, machete, chainsaw, chain, d-cell mag lights, shovel, ax, pruning shears, clippers, spare lawn mower blades, brush cutter, and my box cutter knife.
  4. suzuki4life

    suzuki4life LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    i carry a 4 inch gerber knife but its not exactly for self defence. Its more of a tool than anything. However it does make me feel safer than not having anything at all. I could deffinalty see carrying a pistol in the truck
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Indiana is one states that allows carry with a permit and Ive had one for the last 14 years now. I do carry often, especially when I have to bushhog in bad parts of town for overgrown lots. Carying is a HUGE responsability however and if u ever need to use it, u better have a very good reason because it can & will end a life. Federally, u can use deadly force only if it meets five criteria. #1 if your life is in danger of death or grave bodily harm. #2 if it is unavoidable. #3 the danger has to be immediate. #4 not in commision of a crime. #5 needs to be unprivoked.
    A good book is "In the gravest extreme" by Massad Ayoob. Very informative and can keep u from going to prison for making a big mistake
  6. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I got an M16 mounted on the roof of my truck and bullet proof windows.:gunsfirin
  7. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    I have a 4 inch Gerber knife with a gut hook, my weedwacker, shovels, spare mower/edger blades, 32 inch louisville slugger behind the seat:D , various wrenches and hammers, And a bazooka!!! j/k:laugh:
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I dont service areas where it would be needed.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,223

    Where the hell do you guys work that you need guns? I dunno ive been doing this for along time and ive never even thought of this before.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    I have a can of mace in the truck,also a baton and i always pack a knife mostly benchmade.

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