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    Pro-Gun Banks?

    While it may have been discussed or mentioned at some point, I havn't seen it. I am currently a Wells Fargo patron and have had no issues OCing there. I would however be interested in a bank that makes a point to welcome a firearm on their property. Obviously not necessary but I was just curious if there are any in hampton roads that have a pro-gun sign???? Thanks
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    I bank with Chartway and OC into their branches as well as the locations inside farm fresh. I am always welcomed. No mention has ever been made.
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    My Capital One Bank allows it.. and publicly, Apple Federal Credit union has welcomed carry.
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    Truth be told, I'm more interested in the fact that a bank is not overtly anti than whether or not it goes out of the way to welcome me and my handgun with open arms.

    It's nice to know that some banks publically allow open carry, although I'm not sure exactly what that means - a sign saying "Guns Welcome"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Truth be told, I'm more interested in the fact that a bank is not overtly anti than whether or not it goes out of the way to welcome me and my handgun with open arms.

    It's nice to know that some banks publically allow open carry, although I'm not sure exactly what that means - a sign saying "Guns Welcome"?

    stay safe.
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    I bank often with Chartway inside farmfresh, I never had a problem. One of the guys that works there has firearms and shoots comp's. I never banked inside a "bank building" and never had a reason to.
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Truth be told, I'm more interested in the fact that a bank is not overtly anti than whether or not it goes out of the way to welcome me and my handgun with open arms.

    It's nice to know that some banks publically allow open carry, although I'm not sure exactly what that means - a sign saying "Guns Welcome"?

    stay safe.


    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Nice to see signs telling me what thery and I already knew. But that's just saying they know better than to violate the law.

    Where's the confetti and the coupon for a new blender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    Funny how this establishment thinks they recongnize the Constitution when they are only allowing Concealed Carry. I guess the shall not be infringed part is for concealed carriers only....
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    I've OC'd regularly in Wells Fargo and BoA branches. Not sure if Suntrust counts, as it's just a counter in Safeway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom6zoom View Post
    I've OC'd regularly in Wells Fargo and BoA branches. Not sure if Suntrust counts, as it's just a counter in Safeway.
    I think it was the VCDL posted about Suntrust, and one member here? not sure. Who open carried into a Sunturst, a hooded man came in and saw the OC'er and ran out.
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Union First Market is always very happy when I carry there.

    I think that I freaked 2 customers out though yesterday....
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    PNC OC is OK

    PNC bank allows OC in their stand-alone brick-and-mortar branches as well as the grocery store branches too. I don't know if it is posted, but I know that they don't have a problem with OC.
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    Well you would think anything with the word "UVA" would be anti... However I have OC'd at my bank UVA Community Credit Union and I have never had any issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Union First Market is always very happy when I carry there.

    I think that I freaked 2 customers out though yesterday....
    Jim,

    It was not the gun.

    stay safe.
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    I'm not sure how many Suntrusts you guys have in Virginia, but I've never had a problem in any of them around here. All of the other ones I know of are local banks or credit unions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Jim,

    It was not the gun.

    stay safe.
    Had to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent19 View Post
    Funny how this establishment thinks they recongnize the Constitution when they are only allowing Concealed Carry. I guess the shall not be infringed part is for concealed carriers only....
    That's a bank in Chapell Hill, Texas. It's not the bank's fault their customers can't open carry on the premises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovereignAxe View Post
    I'm not sure how many Suntrusts you guys have in Virginia, but I've never had a problem in any of them around here. All of the other ones I know of are local banks or credit unions.
    I was OC in my local Suntrust today and the only comments I heard was the female staff there saying "aww isn't he cute", so I said "well thank you, you're gonna make me blush" and they laughed "we were talking about your boy" as they pointed at Logan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirundo82 View Post
    That's a bank in Chapell Hill, Texas. It's not the bank's fault their customers can't open carry on the premises.
    Silly me, thinking this was/is a VA establishment since it was posted in the VA fourms.
    Thanks for clearing that up... you folks in TX need to get that changed!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Truth be told, I'm more interested in the fact that a bank is not overtly anti than whether or not it goes out of the way to welcome me and my handgun with open arms.

    It's nice to know that some banks publically allow open carry, although I'm not sure exactly what that means - a sign saying "Guns Welcome"?

    stay safe.
    I'm going to necro this thread/post becasue it has become relevant.

    Banks are starting to attack pro-human-rights organizations by closing processing and accounts without notice if your lifestyle/business differes from their political interests.

    It does matter if a bank openly profdesses pro-gun policies. Those who don't can turn on you without notice caiusing total catastrophe; which is why they do it.

    Where my money and income are concerned, I'm not going to roll the dice on a maybe bank. This has become a national issue, even if this is the VA thread.

    Moving on to cryptocurrencies is like pushing wet spaghetti up a hill with your nose... The unwashed mases still beleive the FUD and propaganda against them.
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    "Operation Choke Point" has pretty much been allowed to die the death it deserves. DOJ ran afoul of Treasury and Commerce and probably another two or three other Cabinet agencies.

    But that does not mean you no longer have a reason for pulling your money out of a bank that agreed to go along with the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ixtow View Post
    -sniped--........ like pushing wet spaghetti up a hill with your nose... The unwashed mases still beleive the FUD and propaganda against them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan7068 View Post
    While it may have been discussed or mentioned at some point, I havn't seen it. I am currently a Wells Fargo patron and have had no issues OCing there. I would however be interested in a bank that makes a point to welcome a firearm on their property. Obviously not necessary but I was just curious if there are any in hampton roads that have a pro-gun sign???? Thanks
    I bank with Wells Fargo, and I made it a point to have the branch manager confirm with his regional manager that OC was fine pursuant to state law. He confirmed, and I moved all of my accounts there.

    So, they're not necessarily pro-carry, but they have a policy in place explicitly allowing it.

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