Should Code Enforcement Officers Carry Guns?

CodeWatcher Concealed Carry Code Officials

A Florida politician is arguing that most County employees should be armed, including, possibly, building code enforcement officers.

Jimmie T. Smith, a councillor from Citrus County, (a part recently described as “Florida’s Most Unhealthy County,” says the world is dangerous, and code enforcement officers sometimes encounter “confrontational situations,” suggesting that they may need to be armed. County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith thinks any county employee who has a valid and up-to-date concealed weapon permit ought to be able to carry a gun while on duty.

Except, he said, if that employee is working in the courthouse or at a school.