Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The PSH Is Official

The concealed carry permit system became effective in Nebraska on January 1, 2007. So finally, over two and a half years later, the agency I work for finally noticed they (gasp!) had no sign on the door prohibiting concealed weapons. So of course they put one up.

I wondered how long it would take them.

The e-mail announcing this stated, "For the safety of all staff, we will be adding a 'No weapons permitted' sign on our front door. This applies to all employees (the employee handbook already bans weapons from the workplace) and civilians. It does not apply to law enforcement officers."

We work with/for law enforcement agencies from local through federal levels. Good thing they acknowledged the mysterious Jedi powers of the Only Ones capable of handling weapons competently. The employee handbook actually explicitly bans only "firearms and explosives," since technology folks who actually do useful work -- as opposed to policy wonks who sit around thinking of ways to keep useful work from getting done -- frequently have to employ sharp pointy things in the fulfillment of their duties.

It's "for the safety of all staff." Because we all know how well those "No weapons permitted" signs worked at Westroads.

ETA: Obviously they subscribe to the New Jersey governor's opinion of legally armed citizens.


Anonymous said...

Y'know, it would be great if an anti-rights activist was able to find a single, solitary, individual criminal who admits to being discouraged by a "No Guns Allowed" sign.

Seriously. With the prevalence of those damned things, you think they could dig up one supporting voice.

Black Ice said...

Hey, it worked on me. I was about to totally massacre an entire restaurant until I saw that they had a "No Guns" sign, at which point I slunk away cursing, my evil plot foiled once again.

I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for that meddling sign!!


Hecate said...

Oh, but they're not worried about actual real criminals.

They buy the prevailing (non)wisdom that everyone with a carry permit is a spree killing looking for a place to happen. Or at least a negligent discharge.

I felt like telling them they need to rethink their exemption for law enforcement if the Carter Lake police chief ever comes for a visit.

The Freeholder said...

I assume that you work from some Government Agency That Shall Not Be Named. Have you ever noticed that, in all of their employee rules, it seems that they really don't trust their employees? Not just with guns, but with anything?

Anonymous said...

The easiest solution is to not live in places like Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland and California. Leave those places to the sheep and the criminals.

D.W. Drang said...

Back during one of my stints as First Sergeant--Army, not Air Force, since you're in NE, maybe I should mention there's a difference...--we had a member of the Washington State Patrol come by to do the annual DUI Prevention Talk for the Holidays, and we held it in one of the conference rooms in the SCIF.

He was so pissed off that the MPs made him check his Beretta at the door that he was halfway through his talk before he asked "What's the flashing red light for?" The answer--"To let everyone know they have to be careful because there's uncleared personnel in the building. That's you, BTW."--did not cheer him up...