09 July 2013

Fairbanks North Star Borough Considers Arming Its Employees

The Associated Press reports:
— Fairbanks North Star Borough employees would be allowed to carry firearms on the job under an ordinance under consideration by the borough assembly.

Assemblyman Lance Roberts proposed the ordinance and says it's a matter of safety. He says the current gun ban leaves employees unable to defend themselves.

. . . The Fairbanks North Star Borough is a local government that covers 7,361 square miles and has 82,840 residents. It's similar to a county government in other states.

It is not wise to force their employees, working in one of the most remote & harsh environments on earth to roam the wilderness while unarmed. There are bears and other predators, some of whom have only two legs, and even polar bears have been found in that area.

Makes perfect sense to me.

10 comments:

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Probably some insurance carrier refused to write a policy if the employees are armed.

Rev. Paul said...

WSF, in the article, the HR rep at the meeting said that might be a problem.

Sandy said...

They need to be able to protect themselves, I believe they should be armed.

Rev. Paul said...

We're of a mind, Sandy. Thanks.

PioneerPreppy said...

But if a polar bear eats a government employee that's less taxes.

Maybe a bear will eat Obummer :)

Rev. Paul said...

LOL!

Corey said...

I thought everyone was required to be armed in Alaska? What if the moose organize and attack?

Rev. Paul said...

Required? Sadly, not. But strongly encouraged, yes.

Organized moose? I wonder which union they'd join. :)

Chickenmom said...

I would have been carrying anyway....

Rev. Paul said...

Me, too.