Exec gives workers a different insurance policy: A handgun

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Exec gives workers a different insurance policy: A handgun

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The Judge is capable of firing .410 shotgun shells or .45-caliber bullets. (Photo courtesy of Taurus International Manufacturing Inc.)

“I have an issue with thugs. I want to make sure my family and my employees are protected.”

That's Lance Toland, a Georgia insurance executive who has outfitted all 12 of his employees with a handgun. And not just any handgun. Toland's workers are packing the Judge, which fires either a .45-caliber slug or a .410 shotgun shell.

"It's a hand cannon," says Toland.

He told his workers that if they'd take firearms training and obtain a Georgia carry permit, he'd supply all of them with guns. They did, and he did, and now Toland's offices in Atlanta, Griffin and St. Simons Island are armed and ready.

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