A reader who prefers to remain anonymous writes:
At my place of employment, we had an internal memo released today about something shocking. Today it was revealed that a handgun was found in a company storage area in my building. This is a locked and secured area. The reason I find this of particular note is that I work in the industry that’s mainly responsible for making sure that most law abiding citizens aren’t able to carry in the work place — the insurance industry . . .
Specifically, I work for a subsidiary of the largest insurance provider on planet earth. The irony wasn’t lost on me. This facility is almost as soft a target as it gets. We have glass keycard doors that are easily defeated by a hammer, un-armed “security” guards (not pictured above) who are elderly and don’t do much more than log in visitors and watch the few security cameras. We also have nice big “No Firearms” signs on the doors.
Few of my colleagues are big 2A supporters, but they are all smart enough to know a 70-year-old and some signs wont stop a determined attacker, so the gun that was found has been a lively topic of discussion. I am a CCW permit holder from Dan Zimmerman’s neck of the woods, and this really hit home for me. In my place of employment, just like for most of your readers, getting caught with a gun, legal or not, is a sure ticket to the unemployment line. However, a job doesn’t mean much if you are dead.
My question is what your readers value more in this this situation? Do you go the deep concealment route knowing that if you screw up, you lose your job? Or do you just pray you aren’t the unlucky statistical irregularity?