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Armed Baristas

The Brady Campaign would have you believe something like this could never happen. I guess that’s one less Coffee joint they can frequent now. I would guess after a while, Peet’s gets a little old. Either way, if I worked in a retail food service job, there’s no way I wouldn’t be armed at all times. It’s one thing to not carry to avoid ruining a good career, but if you’re some coffee joint paying minimum wage or barely over, in an industry where robberies aren’t unheard of, I certainly wouldn’t risk taking a bullet for that kind of career.

3 Responses to “Armed Baristas”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    “if you’re some coffee joint paying minimum wage or barely over, in an industry where robberies aren’t unheard of, I certainly wouldn’t risk taking a bullet for that kind of career.”

    Exactly right!!!!!

  2. Bombloader says:

    I don’t think no weapons policy occur because most business owners are anti-gun. The problem is that corporate lawyers are likely to advise owners to put them in place because if an employee was involved in an unjustified shooting at work they could be sued under respondeat superior. I suspect the only way to change this on a large scale would be make employers potentially liable if employees are killed or injured on the job by a violent attack and were unable to defend themselves due to the no weapons policy.

  3. Alpheus says:

    Another way to change this–although this would be harder, because it would involve changing the culture–is to stop going after big-pocket incidental parties when something bad goes wrong.

    Perhaps I’m wrong: perhaps we could create a rule or few that would change this. But it’s just as wrong to sue an airline for a terrorist attack or hijacking, as it is to sue a business because an employee–clearly against company policy, mind you!–decided to shoot up a few.

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