ther or not a state government 'allows' an employee to bring a gun into the workplace is irrelevant. If someone has the desire and the wherewithal to bring a gun into the workplace, they will do it--or attempt to.
In a case in Atlanta, the employee's husband, from whom she was separated, arrived at her workplace to have a discussion/fight/argument. After the discuiion ensued, she retured to the building. He went to his house, grabbed a firearm, returned to her workplace, asked to see her, and shot her dead. The employer had a 'no guns' policy.
A second case: Workplace has a 'no guns' policy, and has a secured gated entrance. Similar scenario ensues--fight with an ex-spouse, who then goes home, gets a gun, waits just outside the premises, shoots employee. Easy enough to do--after all, the access out is as controlled as the access in. All he has to do is wait till the car passes through the gate.
I'm not against a workplace safety policy by any stretch; but common sense dictates that a 'no guns' policy is useless against someone determined to cause harm to the employer. …
But when you're talking in someone's office, and he asks you to close the door (the spookiness starting) and opens a desk drawer to reveal a gun (no warning), obviously looking for some kind of reaction, I have to wonder about motive. Notice the "show it to friends" is in quotes; does Unsure at some level also wonder about the friendliness of this act? Unsure was there - I wasn't, but this reporting feels very odd. Irrational acts like these give gun ownership a bad name and who needs this kind of behavior as a touchstone for argument against guns? In the coming years gun laws are going to be ever more mightily challenged by legislation.
"Guns don't kill people. People kill people." ~ Bumper-sticker slogan of NRA supporters, which makes the obvious point that guns normally don't go off without some kind of human intervention, and that the real solution to violence is not in making any certain potentially lethal device unavailable, but in changing basic human nature from violent to peaceful.
"I carry a small gun 'cause I have a great big _____." Inscription on coffee mug given to Bob (concealed carry holder) for Christmas. Make of that what you will.…