Bank in Illinois encourages tellers to carry at work, and even announces it at the door (and they pay for employees to get their concealed carry permits)


Now these are the kind of proactive measures that we like to see! If you’ve been in the dark, Illinois recently became the last state in the country to allow it’s citizens to carry a concealed firearm. Since then, permit applications have gone through the roof.

South Porte Bank, owned by  92-year-old veteran Thomas Throgmorton, put up signs at each of their banking locations that say “NOTICE: THIS PROPERTY PROTECTED BY Smith & Wesson”. Well done Sir, well done.

Furthermore, the bank encourages it’s employees to carry on the job. As if that weren’t enough, they’ll even pay for them to take the state’s concealed carry course to obtain their permit if they’d like.

This is how you run a business while allowing your employees to protect themselves, folks.

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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 Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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