60% of major employers said in a 2005 survey that disgruntled employees had threatened to assault or kill senior managers in the last year.
I can already hear some people respond to that with something like, "I bet that number decreases in workplaces where the boss is carrying!" Apparently, to those folks, everyone feels safter when the threat of gun violence is ever present, or something. But then there's this:
A May 2005 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that workplaces where guns were permitted were 5 to 7 times more likely to be the site of a workplace homicide compared to workplaces where guns are prohibited.
That's homicide, as in one person intentionally killing another person, not shootings.
That's what is on the minds of the thousands of Wisconsin business owners who are putting up "no guns" signs in the windows of their businesses this month. I'm sure they'd all rather be putting up "Help Wanted" signs, but based on its agenda, the Republican legislature isn't nearly as concerned with that issue.