Today I finally decided to carry at work, and I have a bag I’m using to carry in.
Off body works but there’s a few rules you have to follow. One of those rules being keeping full control of the bag the firearm is in.
So for the first few hours of a shift I put it in our bin that’s next to my work station, break time comes so I head over to break with the bag. I get done with break, put the bag on, walk over to our workstation and try to clean it up and refill the rubbing alcohol containers. I had my friend who’s a coworker show me and a new girl where to refill it at, and it’s across the building and I have my backpack on.
She says something to the like, “Some of these people wear their bags while they’re working and that is so weird to me.”
I had a number of responses in my head, but each response eluded to me carrying.
Like “Some people have things in their bags that they must keep control over”
I had nothing really good to say so I said nothing at all.
What would your response be?
I’d probably try to find a way that allows you to carry on your person. My company has a no weapons policy (it’s a large multinational company) but I refuse to go where I’m legally allowed without a gun. I wear business dress clothes at work, so my best option is a pocket holster and a small J frame revolver. I have shooting friends at work, and they know I shoot, but I will never mention to anyone that I pocket carry because then I’d know that they know I’m armed in the office. No one needs to know, nor should they.
I already admitted that where I used to work we had a show us your gun after work session. But that was very small office and everyone had a gun.
In your situation I think I would have said I don’t know or they might have lunch/dinner and water in it. Never know when you’ll have to skip eating and do it when you can or as you can.
PS of course you’ll have to have some water in it just in case.
If you are allowed to use you phone you could say they have probably their phones in them. Have you considered Sneaky Pete.
Do you have a tourniquet? Any first aid?
I would if I were you have those in the bag. Any questions come up with it then it is a first aid kit, end of story.
I actually just ordered an IFAK today.
It is a good thing to have on hand!
Only problem with sneaky Pete is they don’t have one for the Glock 17, and we’re not allowed to have things on the outside of our belts because we can damage parts on the line. I had my keys on my belt loops and they told me to put it in my bag when I first started.
My conceal carry bag that I have could be created into an active shooter response bag, I can put a plate in it, a IFAK, and my carry gun.
I’ve already practiced drawing with it a few times and I can get it out pretty quickly.
As long as the bag stays with me at all times I’m fine.
If I’m caught it’s 30 days in jail and $250 fine. But. I’d have to subject to a search and I do not consent.
Would that be an automatic firing?
Most likely, unless I’m able to negotiate my job back.
If you meant carrying illegally (I could’ve misunderstood you so apologies in advance), try less lethal but legal options.
Well thanks to Constitutional Carry, businesses put up gun free zone signs
Even with less lethal it’s a trespassing charge due to the language of the sign.
I would strongly suggest that you do not break laws, breaking rules is one thing, laws, as you pointed out, will get you into serious trouble. You have also already visually identified yourself in other posts in this forum, so co-workers, if they find this site could find out you carry at work. Be careful what you post online.
I’ll probably take this down sooner or later. But ever since the day I started carrying, I’ve always heard them say “people are worried about breaking the little no gun sign, well if you shoot someone, that no gun sign is the least of your worries.”
And as Chris Cerino put it when it comes to carrying in gun free zones, “Whatever it is that I choose to do, I will accept the consequences.”