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    Open Carry at Zips in spokane

    Afternoon All,
    So usually i conceal and try not to draw alot of attention to myself, but this just takes the cake. Today i decided to open carry, which i do occasionally at places like starbucks, book stores, etc. Im out of Spokane and my father and I are enjoying having lunch on the Zips of Sprague and Napa or Lee. After getting up to get some fry sauce and open carrying, the manager walks up and asks me to provide a permit for my 45. Course, i dont have to since its open carry, but i didn't want to cause a fuss. He promptly told me that this is a gun free zone. Remembering my OC reading, i leaned over and looked at the doors and windows, where no carry/concealed signs are supposed to, by law, be easily visable. There aren't any. I pointed this out to the manager and he quickly got really aggessive. He followed with a story about how his 18yr old son's friend just got killed by a handgun and it was too much for him. At this point i pretty much asked if he wanted me to leave or if i could finish my meal with my father and then leave. He asked me to cover up, which i did, and that was that. I asked for his info so i could report this act to his management and he gave me flak about that as well. Needless to say, i have a phrase of yee with the coolest head wins, which was me but i would suggest caution while dinning at this establishment. I wouldn't say that all of the zips are the same, but this one has for sure lost my business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeninthesun View Post
    Afternoon All,
    So usually i conceal and try not to draw alot of attention to myself, but this just takes the cake. Today i decided to open carry, which i do occasionally at places like starbucks, book stores, etc. Im out of Spokane and my father and I are enjoying having lunch on the Zips of Sprague and Napa or Lee. After getting up to get some fry sauce and open carrying, the manager walks up and asks me to provide a permit for my 45. Course, i dont have to since its open carry, but i didn't want to cause a fuss. He promptly told me that this is a gun free zone. Remembering my OC reading, i leaned over and looked at the doors and windows, where no carry/concealed signs are supposed to, by law, be easily visable. There aren't any. I pointed this out to the manager and he quickly got really aggessive. He followed with a story about how his 18yr old son's friend just got killed by a handgun and it was too much for him. At this point i pretty much asked if he wanted me to leave or if i could finish my meal with my father and then leave. He asked me to cover up, which i did, and that was that. I asked for his info so i could report this act to his management and he gave me flak about that as well. Needless to say, i have a phrase of yee with the coolest head wins, which was me but i would suggest caution while dinning at this establishment. I wouldn't say that all of the zips are the same, but this one has for sure lost my business.
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    i leaned over and looked at the doors and windows, where no carry/concealed signs are supposed to, by law, be easily visable (sic).


    What law is that?

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    Didn't we just have this thread a few weeks ago??
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeith5 View Post
    Didn't we just have this thread a few weeks ago??
    I believe that was the downtown zips. So, two different locations.

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    Have you contacted Zips Corporate? Would be interesting to see their reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeninthesun View Post
    At this point i pretty much asked if he wanted me to leave or if i could finish my meal with my father and then leave. He asked me to cover up, which i did, and that was that.
    If I keep my CPL in the car, and some yeahoo demands I "cover up" is he breaking any laws by telling me to break a law? I might be tempted to call local LE (not 911) to report him. This is just a what if, I've never had an issue in over three years.
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    I don't like your gun here, while you are here you will need to cover up.

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