Manatee County has policies that prohibit Manatee County staff from carrying firearms to work. Manatee County Commissioner James Satcher, at the May 10 Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) meeting, proposed the board direct the county administrator and county attorney to draft an ordinance that would allow employees of Manatee County (approx 2,000) to carry a concealed weapons while at work. Manatee County staff have been instructed to present the pros and cons at the July 25 BoCC meeting.
GUNS AT WORK IS A BAD IDEA!
Why? You tell us and the commissioners. Let’s come up with 50 valid, sound reasons why guns at work is a bad idea. We will share this list with:
The League distribution list
On the record of the county commission for the July 25 Board of County Commission Board meeting.
THE LIST SO FAR
To add you reasons why guns are a bad idea at work, send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|1.||County commission have other more pressing matters to spend their time on.|
|2.||Many employees will feel uncomfortable.|
|3.||HR will have to develop a whole new set of policies.|
|4.||Many in the public will feel threatened.|
|5.||It will harm recruiting staff.|
|6.||Some staff will quit over the policy.|
|7.||Insurance will increase.|
|8.||Insurance will increase ALOT after the first incident.|
|9.||A gun could go off accidentally, esp. women carrying it in their purse.|
|10.||The lives of two families can be ruined when an augment turns deadly.|
|11.||The guns are not secured, so anyone can get them.|
|12.||Terminating someone and escorting them out is more dangerous.|
|13.||Scott Hopes already threatened Dave Miner about the gun in his glove box when arguing after school board meeting. Imagine if he was carrying the gun!|
|14.||North Carolina lost 3.76 billion because of their bathroom bill. Do we want to risk that loss to the county over a culture war issue which could turn deadly?|
|15.||There has been no documented threat to the county. Bringing guns to work creates the treat.|