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Flying with the Boss

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by The Nothing, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Heading to a tradeshow next week (Vegas) and will be flying back with the boss (She's flying down separately).

    Seeming as we'll be standing with each other as we check our baggage in, I'm trying to figure out my approach as I declare my carry pistol. Should I let her know ahead of time? Hope for a distraction?
     
  2. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    What does she think about guns?
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Throw a dildo in there and she won't even notice.
     
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  4. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I'd say I need to check in early and go to a counter away from her.
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    How liberal is she? It's going to feel like the birds & the bees convo with your kids or parents. Hard to judge how people react but I have liberal acquaintances that just RAIL against the NRA because of these recent cop shootings.....it makes no sense, except to them.
    Good luck, probably best to have the convo before the trip and that you are totally legal.....or, you are having a renowned Vegas gunsmith "fix" grandpa's heirloom pistol!

    Brutus out
     
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  5. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    What does your company have a policy on firearms? If they frown upon it, then I would go to check in before she arrives and then just walk to the gate with her. I haven't flown out of Vegas but the places I have flown out of have required that once I declare the firearm to take it to another desk where they ask you to show them the firearm and that it is not loaded. Its impossible to hide that. Otherwise better to have the conversation before you go.
     
  6. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    There's not a weapons policy at all to speak about, pretty small company (2 retail locations with a total of less than 25 employees, and she's the owner). Hate to go without, but I'm starting to think my EDC blade will have to the only option. I'd also not be the cause of a weapons policy.
     
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  7. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    It could get dicey being a return flight because you will probably be getting to the airport on the same shuttle, so you may want to discuss before hand.

    Is it possible she may be wondering the same thing about your reaction to her carry pistol?

    Have you looked into shipping it home?
     
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  8. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    That's precisely the problem, I know we'll be traveling to the airport, and onto the same flight back together.
    Would be hilarious if it turns out she's carrying too, though.
    I've thought about shipping back, but I doubt I'll have the opportunity to do so. I'll be stuck at the tradeshow all day.
     
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  9. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    If you're married...
    ...Tell your boss that your wife insists that you take it.
    Just tell her that it's because of the time your wife's (add designated relative here) would have died in the parking lot of (name of casino here) if (add gender pronoun here) wasn't able to scare off those (add number here) knife wielding (add criminal type here) with (gender pronoun) (add pistol of choice here). ;)


    sample:
    because of the time her (grandmother) would have died in the parking lot of the (Golden Nugget) if (she) wasn't able to scare off those (3) knife wielding (muggers) with (her) (glock 45).
     
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  10. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmmm, Constitutional right, no written or stated policy, and she's probably safer around you than not.
    Vegas is pretty sketchy in areas, too.

    To me, it's not a problem. Carry as you normally would, if you are in line with her at the airport, declare it when you reach the baggage counter. It's normal and a part of your every day life, I recommend you treat it as such and don't see why you would change.

    If she was going to implement a policy, your possession might accelerate it, but it would have happened anyway, and the airport opens an opportunity to convert her.
     
  11. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    My advice is to carry.
    When you get to the airport I would just declare it and be done with it. Maybe she'll be at the same window or maybe not. Either way she may not even notice.
    I've had vastly different experiences when flying.
    I've been sent to a separate security area where TSA has me open the case and I've had the ticket agent just do it themselves without even opening the case. They just taped the declaration to the case.
    I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
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  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    ... and remember to wear pants! :D
     
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  13. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    The last time I traveled with my boss I had to bring a second rifle... :) he did pay for his own ammo, though, and also sprung for the beer later...
     
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  14. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Oh.. and here I thought this thread was going to be about...
     
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  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I was almost thinking he'd be needing a pimp gun..

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  16. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    "No policy to speak of"?

    I would inquire as to exactly what the company policy is, before considering taking your pistol with you. Be sure to mention to her at the airport that you weren't sure what the policy was, so you left it at home.

    It's not worth your job to wing it. Your knife should suffice to protect you for the week of the show.
     
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  17. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Since you do not know what her personal thoughts about firearms are, I would not chance it. I need my job and my family depends on me for support. She could be a total anti and not want anyone who carries a gun to be working for her. Remember that you are on a business trip and working as an agent for the company. This legally might expose the company to potential liability. Even with a clean justifiable shoot, there often is a civil suit from the victims family and they will look for the deep pockets and name your employer.
     
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  18. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Nickel plated Hammerless Colt 1903 with pearl handles

    Brutus Out

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  19. RLS

    RLS milwaukie Active Member

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    With no company policy in place regulating firearms i would take my chances on her not finding out i carry.

    In todays screwed up world it does not get left at home.
     
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  20. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Your location says PDX. If your company caters to the metro area, and you boss lady lives, shops, goes to movies/shows, likes the downtown area and the big city life in general, and lives in PDX I'd say odds are she is anti gun. I have people I work for that fit the description and we've had discussions about firearms, it feels to me there's no reaching them, so if you haven't had discussions about guns with her you could be in for a rude awakening.