So my coworkers bring guns to office...

May 8 44 Comments

I have worked for a couple of companies so far, but the one I am currently working for is a bit strange... It is a fairly small company and people are familiar with each other. One of my coworkers actually brings a handgun to work everyday, playing with the gun, talking about ammos and shooting stuff during the break or after work.

Is there any law about carrying a gun at a workplace? Although I know this person is very kind, but i feel very uncomfortable about this.

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TOP 44 Comments
  • PayPal .Me
    Please consider telling us the name of the company so that we never ever even consider applying for a job there
    May 820
    • New uedC03
      We dont care if an employer allows guns at work. Op, that is your opinion, you wont ever understand until you ask someone that does.
      May 8
    • New uedC03
      I dont see a need to bring a gun to work, but not everybody feels that way. Neither of us are right or wrong.
      May 8
    • OP
      Yeah that’s my opinion care alright. But you can see there are plenty of people that actually care about gun policy at work. So i guess by we you mean you and you little pistol. Also, yeah i wouldn’t understand, cuz gun carriers never tell me why. But I am right here right now telling you why I don’t think guns are necessary at work, and you are still not trying to understand.
      May 8
    • New uedC03
      I dont own a gun, im not big into guns, but the reason behind them is very important, and its not to hunt.
      May 8
    • New uedC03
      The "we dont care" wasnt directed at you. I would hope all gun owners would be willing to explain why if asked respectfully.
      May 8
    • Microsoft BarFoo
      Amazon ps.ily claims that “Seattle” is an “open-carry state”. God damn. When did Seattle become the 51st state? Is east side included?
      May 8
    • Grab newusrnm
      We
      May 8
    • Microsoft pJcW86
      CCW but I'm not a fucking 2A-incel-splurging-dumbfuck playing soldier and fingering his gun AT WORK and making it tough for everyone else who owns guns. No one ever knows if I am carrying and no one needs to know.

      @barfoo Trumptards in east WA who think they know it all and should separate from the "Liberals".
      May 8
    • Microsoft BarFoo
      You mean the “libtards” :)
      May 8
    • Cognizant
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      May 8
  • There is this thing called freedom in United States. Your co worker is free to exercise his hobby. You are free to choose a different company.
    May 84
    • Unity ThlD23
      He is not free to exercise his hobby at work. Calm down, Captain America.
      May 8
    • New uedC03
      i dont care if he brings a gun to work, but if hes playing with it at work, thats a different story.
      May 8
    • Amazon TRuc81
      @Unity these guys think freedoms apply between two persons 😂
      May 8
    • PayPal .Me
      If only freedom of speech was freedom of consequences...
      May 9
  • Amazon jakdnh175
    Nothing wrong with having it, definitely shouldn’t be “playing” with it
    May 80
  • Microsoft UseDeFeet
    I wish I could carry at work.
    May 82
    • New iCDz43
      They don't have metal detectors at MS do they? Carry compact & concealed. Not a problem.
      Lord knows you'll need it with all the TDS wackos roaming the halls. It's only a matter of time before the Russia illusion breaks and they snap.
      May 8
    • Microsoft UseDeFeet
      Policy, tho.
      May 9
  • Gap / EngrandUser
    There is absolutely nothing with them owning a gun and concealed carrying it. Everything wrong with them playing with it during work
    May 80
  • Activision Blizzard / Enganimelord
    Whoever owns the property gets to decide, but really, i wonder what kind of insurance the owner has because usually they have clauses that forbid bringing weapons to work. For obvious reasons.

    If he’s “playing” with the gun like taking it out and fucking with it, i would tell whoever your manager or boss is that it is opening them up to liability, you dont deholster and fuck around with a gun at work unless you’re a gun shop owner or gun smith, even then I’d be spooked if they did it right in front of me while its loaded. If they sweep you with the barrel (like wave it around and it somehow ends up pointed in your direction) thats actually bordering on a crime if it isn’t already where you are.

    This could draw you heat though, i personally don’t care who brings what to work, not like we have pat-downs anyway, anyone could bring shit if they want for ill purposes or otherwise, but if hes really “playing” with the gun that enters an entirely different territory. My point is though, that like with any other workspace dispute if you’re the only one complaining it may cause issues.

    I do need you to elaborate on what “playing” with it constitutes though, that changes the context of this entire conversation.
    May 81
    • OP
      I have definitely seen ammo before. In terms of the firearm itself, I have seen, for many times, an object that looked like a gun without the holster. Some people told me that one time it was a toy gun, but not so sure about other occasions.
      May 8
  • Okta doll$h
    Murica!
    May 80
  • New uedC03
    Why dont you talk to them, and learn why they carry it?
    May 83
    • OP
      Not really a gun person, I try to avoid those things as much as possible.
      May 8
    • New uedC03
      Then how will they know how you feel, and how will you know how they reason? We often fear that which we dont understand.
      May 8
    • New uedC03
      Most people are rational and will ration with you if you dont like something, but you have to communicate or they wont know.
      May 8
  • OP
    Well guys what I am saying is true. I am not going to disclose the company’s name. I just want to confirm that I am not being extra paranoid... and maybe someone can tell me what actually the rules are and how to handle cases like this.
    May 83
  • Google / Eng
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    This is so fucking disturbing. Why anyone would think it is reasonable to openly carry a fgun to work unless you are part of law enforcement or a drug dealer?

    Why would you need a gun as tech worker unless you are a ret@rded gun nuts?
    May 80
  • SK hynix / OtherSassyPants
    If your employer doesn't discourage this I'd find a different job. This it seems like a trigger away from a shooting and he is too immature to carry if he plays around with it.
    May 80

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