In no way, shape or form am I trying to promote the business but just want to clarify our position on open carry. We have always been an open carry store and will continue to keep that policy. I have been very busy with a new project/range in town and if any of you frequent the store, you know I haven't been around much in the last 6-8 months.
The employee who posted the "no open carry" sign stated that he put it up after an open carry customer removed his pistol and waived it at the staff. The customer wanted to show one of the guys behind the counter the mods he did to the gun. We have asked (I've done it on MANY occasions) that customers PLEASE KEEP FIREARMS HOLSTERED while in the store. Apparently this had just happened the day before and without asking, the employee posted the sign because he was so pissed. Another incident that week was from a customer who pulled an AK47 out of rifle case that was loaded and cleared it while pointing down the direction of the sales counter. I can definitely understand the frustration from my employees but I explained to them that it's not that the carrying customers (open or concealed) is the issue, but customers must be made aware of our policy that keeps loaded weapons from being drawn from a holster or removed from a bag.
So, the old sign was pulled down immediately and the new notice will clearly ask customers to keep all firearms holstered OR cleared before entering the store.
Ron M Cheney