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    Aldi's reverses policy - no longer prohibiting weapons

    Apparently, ALDI has decided to reverse their prohibition of weapons/firearms in their stores >> http://www.armedbadger.com/viewtopic...t=4065&p=37030


    Reference: Concern #204814

    Dear Mr. nighthawk:

    Thank you for your email.

    ALDI follows the laws of each state in which we operate, including all states' concealed carry laws. In regards to posting signs in stores, ALDI follows the laws of each state in which we operate, and we do not post signs prohibiting weapons in our stores in states that allow concealed carry. This, however, is a recent change as we previously prohibited weapons in all stores.

    Sincerely,

    Sarah Ackermann
    Oak Creek Division Operations Department

    Why not drop them a note thanking them for realizing that signs do not keep bad people from doing bad things in their stores. There's an ALDI in my area that I have refused to patronize due to their (former) policy. I will now consider shopping there again.
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    why thank them for only allowing concealed carry?
    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

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    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    Aldi's reverses policy - no longer prohibiting weapons

    Sounds to me like they allow both open and conceal carry. Am I misreading?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    Sounds to me like they allow both open and conceal carry. Am I misreading?

    Dear Mr. nighthawk:

    Thank you for your email.

    ALDI follows the laws of each state in which we operate, including all states' concealed carry laws. In regards to posting signs in stores, ALDI follows the laws of each state in which we operate, and we do not post signs prohibiting weapons in our stores in states that allow concealed carry. This, however, is a recent change as we previously prohibited weapons in all stores.

    Sincerely,

    Sarah Ackermann
    Oak Creek Division Operations Department

    thats the part that i see
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    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

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    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    Aldi's reverses policy - no longer prohibiting weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post

    ALDI follows the laws of each state in which we operate, including all states' concealed carry laws.

    thats the part that i see
    But doesn't the first part of that sentence mean that if OC is legal in that state they allow it also? It seems to say that they follow the laws regarding both OC and CC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    why thank them for only allowing concealed carry?
    Can't please everyone.

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    Aldi's reverses policy - no longer prohibiting weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    But doesn't the first part of that sentence mean that if OC is legal in that state they allow it also? It seems to say that they follow the laws regarding both OC and CC.
    Yes, this is how I read it as well, especially since they used the word "including." Only one way to find out for sure though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    But doesn't the first part of that sentence mean that if OC is legal in that state they allow it also? It seems to say that they follow the laws regarding both OC and CC.
    CC statements 2, oc statements 0

    but hey i agree go ahead and OC, that's my preferred way to carry. you don't have to if you want. hopefully they will let you. the only Aldi's stores near me are 40 minutes in the wrong direction. but maybe i can try them, if i get there sometime. if you try it be sure to let us know
    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

    "guns are like a Parachute, if you don't have one when you need it, you will not need one again"
    - unknown

    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    I attribute the mention of "concealed" in that email to their ignorance of the laws (or lack thereof) pertaining to open carry rather than allowing only concealed carry. The bottom line is, they supposedly no longer post any signs prohibiting the carry of firearms. That's a good thing. In my state, that means it's now legal for me to carry there open or concealed.

    IIRC, Cabela's used to post signs saying lawful concealed carry was allowed in their stores and later changed it to include open or concealed as allowed by state law. I suspect their customers educated them a bit. Many people, even "gunnies", still don't know OC is even legal in most states.

    If I get a response from them with different wording, I will post it.
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