In today’s degenerative society, it seems no one is safe anymore at work or at home. Psychotics, angry people and would be terrorists are roaming our streets on a more frequent level than ever before. They can walk into nearly any business, pull out a gun and start shooting at anyone they see.
Unfortunately, more and more business owners believe that making their places of business gun free zones will somehow help to protect their employees and customers. What they fail to realize is that only law abiding people will abide by their gun free zones. The wackos tend to target gun free zones because they know that there won’t be any armed resistance until law enforcement arrives minutes later.
Lance Toland realizes this fact and decided to take the right steps to protect his employees. Toland is the owner of Lance Toland Associates, an Atlantic based company that provides aviation insurance for companies all over the world. He has offices in Griffin, St. Simons Island and Atlanta and most of his employees are women.
Toland decided the best way to protect his employees is to arm them so he issued a mandate requiring all employees to obtain a conceal carry license. Upon obtaining their license, Toland provided every employ with a personal protection handgun known as a judge.
There are a number of models and makes of a judge handgun, but basically, they are a handgun that fires .410 shotgun ammunition. They are designed for close range use in self-protection. The video below demonstrates how they work and just how lethal they can be.
Within four weeks of issuing the conceal carry mandate, all of Toland’s employees had obtained their conceal carry licenses and were presented with their own judge handgun. They can keep the gun at their desks or carry them on their persons.
Toland told the local media:
“I have a number of offices and most of my employees are women.”
“A lot of my clients are high fiving when they hear this. They think it’s the best things for a company to mandate gun ownership and be responsible.”
Andrea Van Buren, one of Toland’s agents said that such a mandate to arm employees would be a great idea for other companies, as long as the employees agree to it and are willing to not only go through the training, but be ready to actually use their gun if necessary.
It’s the same concept that many Ohio public schools are adopting, although not as a mandate. The state legislature passed a law that allows school districts to have their teachers and faculty members receive special training to allow them to conceal carry on campus and know how to deal with an active shooter situation. So far, over 400 educators have received training and are armed and there are over 2,000 on the waiting list to receive the training and obtain their conceal carry licenses.
Whenever I am confronted with someone who believes gun free zones are the better answer, I point out that if that were true, then why are there at least 10-11 armed guards at the school where Obama’s daughters have been attending? If the best defense is being defenseless, then why do we spending hundreds of billions of dollars for our military and national defenses?
All through history, the best defense is a strong offense and that’s still true today. The best defense for Lance Toland’s employees is for them to take the offensive position of being armed and ready to protect themselves. Hopefully, many more business owners will realize this fact and take the same measure that Toland took by mandating they obtain a conceal carry license and then be armed at all times while on the job.