When you go out on the job, do you carry your firearm with you? We have asked that question to so many business owners, and we have had so many ‘Yes” that the overwhelming majority needs to feel protected, especially when they are a service based business. Realtors, insurance agents, and so many contractors have been in situations in the past where they have felt threatened when walking into a home. Because we have heard so many stories, we wanted to offer our advice of when you come into what you think will be a bad situation.
First, what other options do you have in terms of weapons that can be hidden on your person?
-Knives are great to carry, and will give you a way to at least get out of a situation if you can access it quickly. If you are attacked, and feel like you need a little something extra, that small knife in your pocket can give you what you need to potentially escape a situation.
-Stun Gun – Brent Rajewski, owner of Longmont Window Company, www.longmontwindowcompany.com has all his window installers carry a stun gun in case they encounter trouble while installing. His theory, which is consistent with many other business owners, is that you don’t need to fatally harm anyone, but just knock them down for the count so that they cannot harm you. Stun guns are the second most used form of self defense weapon from the people that we spoke with. For more information on stun guns, and their effectiveness, see the YouTube video below.
Now onto the CCW, and making sure that business owners follow all the rules when it comes to concealing and carrying.
First, and this is an obvious one, but make sure that you have your license on you at all times. If you are ever in a situation, and you have to either reach for or use your weapon, having your license on you can save you from having to potentially appear in front of a judge. Pretty easy to just have your CCW permit in your wallet at all times. Remember to check your state laws when it comes to CCW permits, and where you are allowed to carry.