Work Related Problems With Concealed Carry: Double Standards?
Reader Alex sent us the following message about his work situation:
So at my job I am not allowed to carry at work because it is against company policy. So I was like ok fine that sucks. So every day before I go in for work I will take my gun out of my holster and lock it in my glove box. I still wear the holster though because one already broke from putting it on after work. Today my boss saw the little clips on my holster (after a month of wearing my holster to work) and told me that I can’t bring that into work. I was like its an empty holster my gun is in my car locked in the glove box. He proceeds to tell me that I can’t have a weapon on company property even if it’s locked in my car. Meanwhile he is breaking the same rule by having a pocket knife on his person and (2) 5″ pocket knives in his desk and at least a few more in his truck. What should I do about the situation I’m stuck in. I don’t want to leave my house without my firearm. In the past week their was a stabbing at a club, A shooting in broad daylight, cars are being broken into and items taken. All of these have happened less than a mile away from where I work.
A knife certainly isn’t a gun, but what gives? No weapons means no weapons. Funny, I carry a knife with me all the time and refer to it as a tool. I do the same with my firearm. So in my eyes, Alex isn’t looking to carry a weapon at all. Problem solved! It’s not that easy, is it.
If it were me and it wasn’t illegal to carry while I was working (even though they say I can’t), I’d just wear a more discreet holster.
What would you do if you were Alex?