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A Virginia Beach employee is circulating a petition to abolish the city’s policy barring employees from bringing guns into work if they are properly permitted.
Vincent Smith, an engineer who worked in Building 2 where the recent shooting occurred, posted a petition on change.org asking the city to amend its employee weapons ban so properly licensed personnel may bring their gun to work, local CBS affiliate WTKR reported.
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“People are forced, like I am every day, to choose between earning a living and saving my life,” Smith told WTKR.
“I want a real consideration by council and a real discussion about changing the policy that the city has to something that doesn’t just forbid employees to have weapons but something that includes an allowance for people to take a personal level of responsibility for their own safety,” he said.
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The petition had 2,270 signers as of June 26, close to its initial goal of 2,500.
Smith wasn’t in the building during the May 31 shooting that left 12 people dead, including shooter...
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