Georgia Business Owner Requires All Employees to Carry Guns at Work
A Georgia business owner is not only requiring all of his employees to get concealed carry licenses, he's providing them with guns.
Lance Toland, whose company streamlines aviation insurance, explained to Steve Doocy this morning on "Fox and Friends" why he decided to adopt this policy of arming his employees in the workplace.
He said that a deadly break-in at a nearby insurance agency several years ago woke him up to the danger of not being able to defend yourself at all times.
"My girls are all trained. The ladies in my office - most of my employees are women - very professional, some of them are pilots. They’re very responsible individuals," Toland said. "I didn’t expect them to be a sharpshooter. I do have one lady in the office that’s U.S. Army, and she is a sharpshooter."
He said that his employees all jumped at the opportunity to protect themselves and take their safety into their own hands.
He revealed that after employees complete their training, he presents them with a five-shot, .410 caliber pistol he refers to as "the judge." He said he chose this weapon because it's excellent for self-defense.
"You can’t rely on the police to be there," Toland said. "They’re going to be there eventually, but they’re not going to be there when the perpetrator comes."
He said that the reaction to his new policy of providing guns for employees has been overwhelmingly positive.
"We've got a right to bear arms and to protect ourselves."
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