From: legalinsurrection.com, by Fuzzy Slippers, on Feb 24, 2016, see the article HERE.
While Obama and the progressive left continue their gun-grabbing attempts to leave law-abiding citizens at the mercy of random shooters and terrorists, one business owner in Georgia has instituted a new policy that requires all of his employees to obtain a concealed carry permit so they can be armed in the workplace.
A local business owner with several offices in Georgia is now requiring all of his employees to get a concealed carry license and be armed.
After each employee at Lance Toland Associates gets their license, Toland presents them with a gun known as the judge. He says it is one of the most effective self-defense weapons and all his aviation insurance agencies carry them openly in the office.
“Everybody has one of these in their drawer or on their person. I would not want to come into one of my facilities,” Toland said. “It’s a 5 shot .410, just like a shotgun and you call it hand cannon.
Apparently his employees were eager to meet this new requirement and earn their own .410 judge pistol.
Toland said after hearing about recent home invasions and violent crime in the metro Atlanta area, he came up with the new office mandate.
“They all had their conceal carry permit within 3 to 4 weeks of me announcing that this was something you had to do,” he said. “With the presentation of their license, they all got a 4/10 judge pistol.”
Toland told Channel 2’s Craig Lucie he did it out of concern for his employees’ safety.
“I have a number of offices and most of my employees are women,” he says.
According to one employee who is thrilled with the new mandate, employees must be “willing to get the training, become an expert and if you pull it out, you have to be ready to use it.”
Not only is his new requirement a winner with his employees, but his clients have also expressed their support for the measure.
Toland has offices in Griffin, St. Simons Island and Atlanta where they insure aircrafts worldwide.
. . . . Toland says several high-profile business owners who have private planes he insures may follow his lead.
“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,” he said.
Well, this is a unique solution to home invasions and attacks on women. I’m pleased that there weren’t any negative ramifications noted in the article. According to the article, the new policy is popular with his employees. They’ve all been trained, secured their carry licenses and are committed to using the .410 if necessary. This new policy has probably achieved a level of publicity that may have been prohibitively expensive otherwise – so, Mr. Toland has secured his offices, secured his employees, warned off any thugs or terrorists, and got himself some free publicity all in one swell foop. All for in the neighborhood of $500 a gun. Pretty smart cookie, I’d say.
It is an odd choice though. I feel the selection of a .410 handgun is a really peculiar choice. There are dozens of handguns that would have made more sense to me, and would have been easier for his employees to shoot, not to mention lighter to carry, like many .357 revolvers. Ongoing practice would be cheaper by shooting .38’s at the range as well. I suspect that highlighting the Judge was part of his marketing plan. It does grab your attention.
That Judge is a sizable piece of hardware and at 29 oz. it’s heavy. Being heavy would help to tame recoil, but a .410 handgun would be a handful for most women who aren’t seasoned shooters.