When carrying a concealed weapon into a place of employment there are numerous issues that have been raised regarding the safety of the situation. Does the carrier create a hostile environment for their co-workers, or does the carrier’s possession pose a chance to disrupt the safety for the workplace staff. These are fair questions that should be addressed when considering concealed carry on the job. These are questions to consider but not reasons to violate a person’s right to bear arms. Rather than banning concealed carry, there are measures that can be taken to alleviate possible issues concerning the usage of concealed carry in the workplace, and even help to make other citizens aware of the concealed carry laws, and even help to make them comfortable with dealing with guns. Therefore it would be more beneficial for companies to raise awareness to the concealed carry, offer training, and implement company policies and procedures, making concealed carry a beneficial part of their company rather than approaching it from a negative perspective.
Concealed carry on the job when performed legally could be beneficial to employers. Screening individuals prior to allowing them to carry on the job would be the safest measure. This screening could entail an application process submitted to management, annual psychological evaluations to be performed semi-annually at the cost of employees, and measures that require the carriers to log their possession whenever they enter onto the premises with the handgun.
These implemented procedures help to ensure numerous things. The first being the application process, this allows the employer to screen out any applicants who have committed any violations of the employee code of conduct. The next procedure would require the employee to remain current on psychological evaluations. This ensures that anyone carrying a handgun onto the...