However, in the end, she chose not to because she decided it would be best to comply with the city's 'gun-free zone' policy.
She paid for that decision with her life.
According to Fox News, an attorney for one of the victims, Kate Nixon, said she talked with her husband about bringing a handgun to work a day before she and 11 others were gunned down May 31 by DeWayne Craddock, an engineer with the city of Virginia Beach for 15 years. Craddock was killed in an ensuing gun battle with police.
"Kate expressed to her husband concerns about this individual in particular, as well as one other person," Nixon family attorney Kevin Martingayle told WHRV's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" radio show Monday.