Posted on Dec 17, 2015
SGT Bryon Sergent
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We are having a Christmas party at a Country club in the Dallas area. It is not a military function. It is my civilian work function.

I was speaking to my direct supervisor, I asked if I was able to carry a weapon to the function. Told him what the SOP stated. He said that I wouldn't because it could go bad and not to take the chance. I asked him to run it up or whether he was saying no? He stated that No don't carry. I have warning bells going of and that warm fuzzy going on. Might not have anything happen, but would like to be prepared.
How would the RP member take this and or do? Or even have done differently.

Here is our policy:
HANDGUNS, FIREARMS, OR WEAPONS
Employer( Name taken Out) strives to provide a work environment that is safe for our colleagues, visitors, and customers. In light of this, handguns, firearms, or weapons of any sort are not permitted in any of (employer removed) office locations. Anyone found to have a weapon of any sort in their possession will be subject to disciplinary action, up-to and including immediate termination.
If you are aware of a colleague with a weapon, you are to notify Human Resources and your senior leader immediately. If you have mistakenly brought a weapon, notify Human Resources and your senior leader for proper handling while at the work-site.
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MSgt Curtis Ellis
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Just curious... Why do you have warning bells going off? Do you have direct knowledge of a possible event that may take place? The policy is crystal clear, so would it be worth the ramifications by taking the chance and then being discovered? I think, maybe, this is one Christmas Party you should probably just sit out... Just an opinion...
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SSgt Terry Kohler
SSgt Terry Kohler
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Sgt Sergent, MSgt Ellis makes another option! Based on your "I have warning bells going of and that warm fuzzy going on." I'd opt to not attend.
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SGT Sigint Nco
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I agree with MSgt Ellis. Don't even take the risk of something happening and you getting in trouble. Your supervisor already told you to not carry, so if he finds out you have something there could be an issue there. Also, there could be another issue because although it doesn't say anything about carrying to an off site work function, there is always a gray area and you could get in trouble by your employer as well.

To me it's always better to err on the side of caution and not put yourself into a crappy situation.
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SGT Bryon Sergent
SGT Bryon Sergent
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Yes I agree. Was just a question. I was going to carry after being told not to.

MSgt Curtis Ellis - No I do not, But after California and the shooting of the Dallas Mohammad artist thing just don't feel right about it. Far as not going, LOL Mandatory fun day!
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SGT William Howell
SGT William Howell
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MSgt Curtis Ellis I always have warning bells going off. Part of being a survivor is always having a plan and not accepting that you are helpless. The plan may be nothing more than knowing where the exits are and if it goes to hell that you unass the AO. It is still a plan. I never sit with my back to the door, I know where my family members are, and I look for the quickest way out. I am not saying that I stay in condition Red the entire time I am outside my home, but I am in Yellow and am ready to escalate if I need to.
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If your employer specifically prohibits carrying firearms during work functions or on company property then you shouldn't carry. Also, check the rules of the country club as well.

Where I live, it is against the law to drink while carrying so consider that.
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SGT Bryon Sergent
SGT Bryon Sergent
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Yeah I knew I could't consume. You can't consume at work. Yet they will be serving limited alcohol at the dinner(wine, Beer).
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SGT Jerrold Pesz
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Unless they are going to pat down everyone entering how will they know? If it did turn out that I needed it I had much rather be fired than killed.
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SGT Bryon Sergent
SGT Bryon Sergent
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Thanks for your Response.
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