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Open Carry at Work

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Okay, so I was having a conversation with the maintenance worker where I live. He was interested in getting a CCWL and we were talking about where you can carry and WORK came up. I had told him that you can open carry at your place of employment. The question I have is,

Since he is employed by the apartment complex as a maintenance worker, can he open carry while anywhere on the apartment complex since that is his place of employment.
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say no; at least not without his employer's permission.
If the property owner allows his maintenance staff to open carry, I think he is going to open himself up to all kinds of unnecessary grief. Legally, he may be within his rights, but if some of the tenants complain, watch out. He can tell them to pound sand, but that isn't going to play well when the local media inevitably gets a hold of this. If Florida was an open carry state, this likely wouldn't be an issue at all, but Florida is not an open carry state and this will become an issue. If a tenant calls the police about a MWAG, they're coming. It may all be settled later in the property owner's favor, but that could take a lot of time and money. Is it really worth it?

Personally, I think open carry is a mistake unless you are in a situation where you are able to continuously monitor your surroundings. And unless your occupation directly relates to firearms, or involves constantly assessing your environment for threats and being prepared to respond to them (such as an LEO), I think carrying a firearm openly while working, particularly in a job involving physical labor, is asking for trouble.
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