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Jumping the Gun

The issue of firearms in the workplace heats up.

This story appears in the May 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The passage of an Oklahoma law last year allowing employees to keep firearms in cars parked on company property isn't OK with David Johndrow. "It's a bad law, basically," says the 37-year-old co-founder of HRLogix, an Oklahoma City-based HR software company with 20 employees and $3 million in sales.

Johndrow isn't alone. Last year, Pizza Hut fired a delivery driver who shot and killed a pistol-toting holdup man. The driver's act was judged justifiable self-defense and no charges were brought against him, but he was fired for violating his employer's ban on guns in the workplace.

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