I know many TFB readers are also tech people, and the five years I spent at Google HQ, I saw the gun culture change for the better. Google’s anti-gun policies are a different story, I’m talking about your rank and file employees who used to be more shy about discussing guns in the workplace. Once I was on Top Shot, it gave my colleagues a reason to ask me about guns, and I was happy to talk about it openly at the workplace. One of my fondest memories was seeing one of my direct reports searching for AR-15s and accessories with all the pictures and websites up on his screen for everyone in our bullpen area to see. He was asking me about 16″ vs 18″ barrels and a host of other questions. No one in our area batted an eye thinking we were dangerous, and it was because we had overcome the fear of being negatively stereotyped in the office.
I recently spoke to YouTuber IraqVeteran8888 about corporate gun culture – my own personal experience at Google, and also some higher level trends I hear about during my national travels.
Here’s the full video for your enjoyment. I’d love to hear about your own corporate gun culture experiences, both good and bad, in the comments below.