Did you happen to get any names? Manager?
I know not alot of people in this forum are not from the deep part of southwest Virginia, but I wanted to let everyone know of an anti gun establishment. If any of you knows the location of Claypool Hill Mall, just outside of Richlands, also known as Cedar Bluff. They have a theater call Broadway Cinemas, we decided to take our son there for his birthday to see Avengers(great movie by the way). While we were waiting for the movie, we were playing in the arcade, as I was playing I noticed that one of the staff and what seemed like a manager, eyeing me and following me to every game I went to a different game. After about 5 minutes they both walked up to me, the manager asked if I would mind puting my gun back in the car(funny they did not ask my wife the same thing). I asked what the reason fo the request was, she stated that they have alot of kids in the place; just as a side note for those of you that are not familiar with the area or the "mall", there are 5 stores, one of them is the largest gun dealer in our area(Trader Jerrys), I think there were 3 other people in the arcade. She stated for the safety of the kids, I asked her to explain what she felt was unsafe. She said well you could be playing a game and a child could come up behind you and take your gun. About this time my wife noticed us talking, and came over. I tole my wife that we were going to leave, and just make sure everyone knew that this was an anti gun establishment. The manager stated, "I am not anit gun, I have a concealed weapon permit, and I am also a member of the NRHA" (gotta love it when you know for a fact that someone knows nothing about the subject matter). So we just politely left and went to another theater. Little does she know that in a few weeks the wife and I are setting up a VCDL table in front of the gun store in a few weeks, I have every intention on making a sign letting everyone know about the Cinema. We have been to that theater several time in the past and have never had a problem, well, that is over.
I know the area well. While it doesn't surprise me that a theater would be anti (most are) I am surprised the locals haven't put it out of business.
Ever notice how most of the anti's have a CHP?
Just because the manager is an idiot, doesn't necessarily make the place anti-gun.
Have you tried contacting the higher ups yet to find out the actual policy?
Now they can lose that title if the higher ups overrule the manager but until they do, the place has cooties.
Cracker Barrel is anti even though the managers allow concealed...like they'd know anyway.
Last edited by paramedic; 05-20-2012 at 04:34 PM.
All I'm saying is that unless the manager in question owns the place, her word may not be the final one, and there may be an opportunity to educate the manager. (Provided it is not company policy, of course.)
He represents the company and until the company changes things, they have to be tagged as "ANTI>>>DO NOT PATRONIZE".
It took Jimmy Johns about a day to realize they had a problem, come up sith a policy and explain the policy to the Manager...then, they weren't anti anymore and we went there and spent money.
If you get a valid email, make sure and let us know so we can all send in our love of the "NRHA" and keeping places safe (for baddies)
I see what you're saying
We don't usually patronize businesses that are known to be anti, but there was nothing else around that looked good, and we didn't want to travel any further to find another place to eat.
Luckily we weren't asked to leave. That doesn't change the fact that we gave money to a corporation that is proven to be anti open carry by policy and by action.
Just check out the threads below:
In this one, it seems everyone calls BS on the leaked policy that the VCDL reported on:
Then, in the same thread, several pages later, "it" finally happens:
Another Cracker Barrel policy enforcement:
Like peter nap inferred, Cracker Barrel has cooties.
Last edited by carsontech; 05-20-2012 at 06:07 PM.
The Cracker Barrel in Harrisburg Pa. must NOT have gotten the memo about being anti gun. Every year before the 2A rally at the capitol, about 20 or 30 of us OC'ers get together for breakfast. Never a problem or comment about our being there...
After being told I could, I took her name as a precaution, as well as date, time and even have the receipt. Lol. Not saying the Web site is wrong, but being upfront, honest about why your carrying, and polite can go a long way toward the attitude some people have about gun carriers in general.
Yes, I know some may say I shouldn't have to go that far. To each there own I guess. Just trying to think outside of the box.
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CAARSONTECH, next time go to RYAN"s. I've been in there several times and never had a problem
hey PARIMEDIC, let me know if you need help with that table
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i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.
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Universal question for such people: "I acknowledge your request to relinquish my ability to protect myself and others present. However, I do have one question: what positive steps have you taken to ensure the absolute safety of your patrons/guests/customers from armed intruders? Are you sure you are ready, willing, and able to assume responsibility for our safety, and liability for the failure to keep me and my family safe?"
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