Where I work we are not allowed to carry firearms. Some of our older employees remember a time when we could, but alas, this has changed. Our employee handbook states that firearms and explosives of any kind are not allowed on company property. We also do not have a very good security system. It is only on when the shop is closed. During busness hours, most of the outside doors are unlocked. To me, and I'm sure most of you, this is a serious security problem. So, a few weeks ago, a friend of mine interviewed at my company for the receptionist position. One of the questions she was asked by the owner was, "What would you do if someone walked in the front door with a gun?" A fair question indeed since every guest is supposed to walk through the front door to see the receptionist. My friend answered that she would attempt to calm the person down and call 911 if she was able. Not a bad answer. The owner replied that she should not do either of those things. She should only go get help. To me, this is totally crazy. The entire company property is essentially a "gun free zone" (except for the guy walking through the front door with a gun) and the only defense we have is to go get another unarmed person to confront the suspect. If I felt comfortable enough, I would approach the owner and talk with him about this issue. If he is really concerned about someone walking through the front door with a gun ready to murder everyone, the least expensive thing to do is to remove the "no guns allowed" verbage from the handbook. This would allow law abiding employees to carry CCW and be able to defend themselves when necessary. Ideally the security system would be upgraded too so that the whole building is more secure. I've talked to a few of my friends that work here and they thought that the owner might be open to having a security team that made from employees who have been trained in corporate security measures. This team would carry concealed and no one would know about the team except for the owner and members of the team. I'm sure there are issues with this idea but it sounds like the right idea. Just wondering if any of you have similar situations and what has been done or could be done to eliminate the "gun free zone"/slaughter house effect?