I got a call from a fellow shooter about an hour ago. He asked if had read the latest American Rifleman magazine. “How recent?” I asked. “I just got it in the mail today.” “Definitely not. What’s up?” He told me and I ran out to the mailbox to find my copy of the magazine.
The article is titled “If You Hunt or Own a Gun… You’re Fired!”
The URL associated with this article http://www.nra.org/URfired is broken. Does anyone have a URL that works?
Update: Here is a scanned version of the article:
Click on the picture to see the full sized article.
Update2: The related info just keeps coming in. I just got an email with a link to this:
Guns in the Workplace:
State Laws v. Employer’s Rights
Duration: 3 hours
Changes in state concealed weapon laws have created additional burdens on employers. Workplace shootings nearly doubled from 2002 to 2003, increasing from 25 to 45 incidents. The number of employees killed in these shootings rose from 33 to 69. A recent study found that workplaces with policies that permitted guns were five times more likely to experience homicides than those that prohibited weapons.
Get the information and resource you need to ensure a safe and weapon free workplace. Learn why your workplace needs to address weapons in the workplace, changes in state concealed weapon laws, model policy and guidelines and best practices for enforcement.
Update3: An email from a friend:
I seriously question this assertion;
“A recent study found that workplaces with policies that permitted guns were five times more likely to experience homicides than those that prohibited weapons.” Where can that be verified?
There is a pretty good chance it’s true. But almost for certain it includes armed robbers having their I.Q. reduced to zero from lead poisoning under the category of “experienced homicides” at a workplace. They aren’t lying, they just don’t distinguish being unjustified, justified, and praiseworthy homicide. Another point to be made is that workplaces at high risk are the ones that are most likely to allow firearms–hence it’s not the cause and effect they want to imply that results in homicides. Instead it’s homicides are likely hence firearms are allowed.
If I wanted to spend enough time on it I think I could find the statistics. But I don’t think it’s worth the effort at this point.
Update4: Another item from the August 2005 issue of American Rifleman:
And editorial by Wayne LaPierre. Click on the picture to see the full sized article.