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This Business Owner Requires All Employees To Be Armed, Buys Them Each A Gun


GRIFFIN, GEORGIA — Lance Toland is the owner of Lance Toland Associates, which operates numerous locations in the Atlanta area and handles aircraft insurance. After reading of recent violent crimes in the areas of his locations, he decided to make it mandatory that each employee has a concealed carry permit, and that they carry a firearm while on the job.

Once each employee receives their permit, Toland presents them with a gun: A Taurus Judge.


“Everybody has one of these in their drawer or on their person. I would not want to come into one of my facilities,” Toland said. “It’s a 5 shot .410, just like a shotgun and you call it hand cannon.”

Toland said that after he made the announcement of the new policy, all of his employees had their permits within a month. It was a move made to keep his employees safe, the majority of which are women.

His company deals with insuring aircraft, and told reporters that many of his high-profile clients may soon take his lead after learning of the new policy.

“A lot of my clients are high fiving when they hear this. They think it’s the best things for a company to mandate gun ownership and be responsible,” he said.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Kevin Snyder

    Well, the Judge is a nice handgun, but if you can’t shoot a firearm accurately due to its power, then it’s really not the best gun for the job. What if these ladies want an LCP or a Glock?

    • Stumper24

      Then go buy one.
      He is giving them short range stopping power.

      • Kevin Snyder

        He is providing them with tools at work.
        He is not providing them with the best tool for the job.

        • Stumper24

          oh I don’t know about that. He has every employee equipped with a cannon. I doubt anyone would need more than one shot and we all know the first from each is the most important.
          I think if a judge came up from behind each desk my ass would dive to the floor.

    • D G

      Pretty sure he’s stocking them with .410 ammo to take care of the accuracy problem. He doesn’t even mention the .45LC when he talks about the gun.

  • Bill Redding

    Yes, the only fly in this ointment is the “one size fits all” thinking. It’d have been better to set a cap (maximum price) of a gun — what a Judge costs — and let employees choose. The Judge is a large gun (physically and caliber-wise) and to CC it would be a problem for some, especially women who are most of his employees. But even for men, it’s not a very good CC gun (for other reasons).

    Still, that’s the ONLY issue IMO, and otherwise, he definitely has the right idea. And more importantly, arming his employees shows he CARES about them, too…something sadly lacking in 99.9% of Corporate America, Schools and malls nowadays — GFZs/Killing Fields all of them. Except here at THIS guy’s business! ;-)

    — BR

    • Stumper24

      I don’t see where he says they can’t go get something else to carry.
      The Judge is his gift for completing the CC class and getting their permits.
      I’m sure they are all very pleased with their gift. I know I would be.

      • Bill Redding

        Yes, that’s true, but the article didn’t say THAT, either. I got the impression he was buying everyone Judges and expected them to carry THEM (or keep them in their desks at work). Maybe closing the office for an afternoon and taking everyone to the nearest shooting range to shoot their Judges would be a good second step. At least that way everyone would see how they handle and recoil…especially newbies who never fired ANY gun before — I’m sure lots of his female staff haven’t so they need to know what to expect.

        Doesn’t matter though, I’m not trying to nit-pick. As I said, kudos to him for being pro-gun and besides just TALKING about it, he actually is DOING something to prove it!

        And yes, I’d be pleased with MY free Judge, also! ;-)

        — BR

  • poontofview

    To take full advantage of firing The Judge visiting an outdoor range is your best bet, because of the 410 shotgun rounds you really wouldn’t want to be indoors and as far as the .45 rounds go, indoors is just fine.