It may just be me, but IMO, this policy applies to employees and people making deliveries. I don't think that the reference to "visitors" is meaning customers. Just my thoughts on the matter.Hey guys. Just got word in tonight from someone I know who works for Family Dollar that their against OC/CC, even though there are no signs. They gave me a paper with the policies for "weapons" of any type (not just guns), so here it is, in Family Dollars own words, and I'll bold the parts that apply to OCers and CCers.
Weapons on Company Property
No weapons of any type, including, but not limited to, firearms, knives (unless the item is a Family Dollar approved box cutter), or any other dangerous weapons or instruments designed to inflict injury or cause physical damage are allowed on Company premises, property or in Company vehicles.
This applies whether the weapon is on the individual's person, carried in a container or openly, or in a vehicle brought onto Company premises (where allowed by law). Furthermore, Company Team Members are prohibited from having, possessing, or otherwise controlling weapons at any time and at any place while on Company business.
This policy applies to all Company team members, visitors and contractors on Company property. Company property includes, but is not limited to, permanent, temporary or leased structures, parking lots, Company-owned or leased vehicles, and or receiving and shipping docks.
As further clarification of this rule, the prohibition against weapons applies to both visible and concealed weapons, including those weapons for which a valid permit has been obtained. Any violation of this rule is a serious offense and disciplinary action may include immediate termination of employment.
Family Dollar will comply with all Federal, State & Local laws, where applicable.
So guys, looks like Family Dollar doesn't want business from people that OC/CC. There are no signs posted at any Family Dollar location I've ever been to, and I've never been asked to leave. This person just grabbed this for me and stopped by the house on their way home to give it to me. I'm going to email the corporate office about this and tell them that since they banned guns in their stores, and they don't want any OC/CCers in their stores, they will get no more of my money, but what's the best way to go about doing it? I don't want to make all OC/CCers look like jerks, or make us all look crazy either. If you guys want to get in on the email action, I'll post something here about how to contact them.