We’re based in the southeast, and we sure do love our guns here in the south. Both literal and metaphorical, that is.
In fact, all fifty states have passed some sort of legislation that allows individuals to to carry concealed firearms in public. Of course the requirements to obtain a permit, the types of firearms allowed, and the types of locations deemed “public” vary from state to state, but the fact is that individuals have some level of right to carry a firearm in all fifty states.
With that in mind, it behooves every business to have a written firearms policy, both for their employees and their customers/clients (if customers physically come in to your place of business). We aren’t going to tell you how to write a firearms policy in this blog post, but we will leave you with some thought provoking questions as you think about this issue for your place of business:
How do you determine your firearms policy?
Who is the individual responsible for determining that policy?
What are the legal ramifications for setting such a policy?
Above all, who is the enforcer of this policy?