If you owned a business, would you allow your employees to CCW at work? Its real easy to say sure I would, but what about the downside. You either spent years building up your business to the point where it is today, or you spent hundreds of thousands of dollars (maybe millions) buying an existing business. Either way you have a LOT of your life invested in that business. Depending on your specific situation, that business might just represent - 100% of your familys income - A large percentage of your retirement plan So will you allow all of that to be placed at risk by an employee that you might not actually know very well, who has a CCW permit? Example: Armed robbery. You own a convenience store an employee draws gun and fires 3 rounds at robber. Two hit the robber. One round hits the nice, twenty something, pregnant lady at the back of the store who was just buying some groceries. You get sued by the ladys family. You get sued by the robbers family. . Example: Employee has a drug dependency, or a mental illness that you are unaware of. One day the employee gets into an argument with another employee or a customer and draws his gun. Even if he doesnt use the gun you still get sued by the other employee or the customer. Could make up examples all day long but I think all of you get the point. When you are the boss, and you allow others to carry at your business, you increase your potential liability. So if you owned a business, how would you deal with this? - Prohibit all employees to carry (the easy solution)? - Allow carry but buy an additional liability policy (expensive)? - Allow only certain employees to carry after you double check their background? - Insist that all employees who carry must take some sort of defensive training class first? - Other ??? Im wondering about these options because we are considering buying a business of some sort. One of the possibilities is a 24x7 gas station with a convenience store This would be a ~$600K investment plus another $1.7M if we want to also buy the property, opposed to leasing it. It has 6 or 7 employees that I know NOTHING about. So if you had $600K or $2.3M invested in a business and you had quit your day job to run the new business, would you let them carry if they wanted? Would you have a no weapons policy? Or would you have something in-between? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!