Lawyer pays bonus to employees who carry guns
A lawyer in Davenport, Iowa, is encouraging employees to exercise their Second Amendment rights by paying a $50 monthly bonus to those who carry a gun.
“I think it’s an important constitutional right,” Puryear tells WQAD. “It’s right up there with voting and free speech. I feel strongly about those, too. I don’t think anybody disagrees with voting rights or free speech rights, and so I guess gun rights is an area where there’s just more to be said.”
Currently paralegal Elizabeth Payne is the only employee at Puryear’s office who carries a gun. A few others have applied for permits. Puryear has accompanied employees to the shooting range to help teach them gun safety.
“It’s not a matter of just carrying a gun,” he told WQAD.” It’s a matter of carrying a gun safely and lawfully, and we emphasize that here.”