Concealed or Not

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Concealed weapons in the workplace have been a legal issue in the business field for quite some time. Citizens shouldn't be permitted to carry a concealed weapon to their workplace because this would cause more danger than it would protection in the workplace. Besides the dangers it will cause, on the civilian side there are also liability issues that have arisen concerning employee rights and workplace safety. There are laws passed at both the state and federal levels that allow United States citizens to carry concealed weapons as long as they retain a permit to do so. However, many businesses do not allow their employees to carry weapons on their persons, in their vehicles, or in their offices. The purpose of this paper is to state why citizens should not be allowed to carry concealed weapons in their workplace, the regulations that allow both employees to obtain weapons at work and the laws that refrain them from doing so. A common issue with concealed carry permit holders is deciding whether or not you can/should carry your gun at work. One’s place of employment is typically one of the top 3 places where you spend your time. There are also many issues that can affect other people’s decisions to turn violent (money issues can lead to desperation or anger in some people and situations). While the issue is extremely complex, you can usually boil the issue down to three factors. Does the law allow you to carry at work? The law usually leaves that decision up to the employer. However, the law will vary from state to state on the amount of freedom left to the employer and how strict the punishment will be for failure to comply. For example, in some states parking lots are specifically mentioned in the law to allow employees to leave a firearm in their car, while the building itself is left up to the employer. Obviously, in some areas, the law outright bans concealed…...

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