UP$ should watchout and not be like ConocoPhillips,Or it can really hurt them..... Barrett F irearms M fg ., I nc Endorses NRA Boycott of ConocoPhillips Tennessee is not Oklahoma and Barrett is not an oil company Barrett employees always have and always will come to work armed if they so wish as long as they have the Tennessee state-mandated carry permit. Ronnie Barrett, President of Barrett Firearms, neither encourages nor discourages the practice but recognizes it as right guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution for all citizens. The fact that many employees do keep a handgun on their person at work naturally plays a part of the physical security for the facility. Like most states, the tradition of hunting run strong in Tennessee and during those seasons many of the employees legally keep their hunting rifles and shotguns in their cars and trucks at work. In over 22 years of employees exercising this constitutional right there has never been an incident involving the discharge of a personal owned firearm. Ronnie Barrett encourages all citizens to follow the NRA position and boycott any company that violates the law, and particularly this, the sinister attempt of citizen control though violations of our basic freedoms. God Bless our country and the U.S. Constitution.