Thread: Gun-free companies- BEWARE!
I hope to post, as needed, on stores that are not gun friendly. First entry, Costco. I have shopped Costco since it opened in Augusta and recently went in and was asked about my open-carry. I produced my permission slip, license, and was told that they do not welcome guns in the store, news to me. I left, phoned corporate, and was told that their corporate policy is no guns. Now I do not give my money to Costco. Wal-Mart allows open carry (yes, I know, I should not give my money to either but that is a different issue) and will get my business. I have only had a few confrontations in the years that I have open carried and most of them are with Nosy Rosie and Johhnie Do-good asking why I carry a gun, "Are you law enforcement?" I always mock them by telling them 'no, it is just easier than carry a cop around". I did have one of these encounters in McDonald's and the manager was approached by another patron and he told her that he did not like it but that it was allowed by state law and there was nothing that he could do about it.
I could only find one site that had any kind of 'registry' of gun friendly/unfriendly businesses- friendorfoe.us. If you know of another please respond so that we can support those that support our rights and withdraw support from those that make us unsafe.
You should not answer "are you a LEO?" ... just say "that's classified" or "how can I be a LEO, I just got out of the pen yesterday for murder"
Either answer and they'll leave you alone
An interesting read...
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Richard, welcome to OCDO. Please browse, use the search feature, etc. There's lots of knowledge here for the asking.
As for the "are you a cop?" people, there are threads about that too, what people's favorite or most effective answers are.
I like: no, I'm a citizen.
It usually makes them blink & regroup.
Originally Posted by MLK, JrOriginally Posted by MSG LaigaieOriginally Posted by Proverbs 27:12Originally Posted by Proverbs 31:17
They don't ask you to leave, they just have the police murder you in the parking lot after you leave on your own.
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Went to two stores that are gun unfriendly. First one is Denny's and the other is Vintage Stock. Warning do not patronize these two stores.
I have to laugh about the costco issue. About 4 years ago they put up a sign in Morrow. After some internet research helped me to see their stance, I promptly returned a 5 year old pressure washer, and a whole bunch of smaller stuff. They refunded all my money as well as my membership fee and we parted ways. Best breakup I've ever had.
This thread is in the Georgia forum, and while it includes references to some national companies (Costco), it helps if you include the location of the problem store so other Georgians can know where not to go.Originally Posted by RJK1977
And sometimes it's just a local problem, not a national policy.
For example, I've been in the Denny's in Wauwatosa, WI (suburb of Milwaukee) while OC several times with no problem. I only wish I'd had to make a trip to the lady's room while we were dining, 'cause on our way to pay our bill when I walked past the table full of about 12 rowdy urban youths they got real quiet. I'd have loved to have that quiet while I was eating & talking with my friend. And at night, it's best to be armed there.
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