I recently went to B of A off of village center because I was over there for breakfast at the Griddle. Good place, anyways, I walked into B of A and the security guard seen my gun and welcomed me. I made a hard left to the ATM (which is inside the actual bank), and started feeding my money into the ATM. The manager came over and whispered that he valued me as a customer, BUT i cant carry my gun in here. I waited until I was done with my transaction and went to talk to him. I told him if he understood state laws surrounding guns and he gave me the "I dont really care but im better than you" kinda response." I told him I can go anywhere I choose unless its a federal facility. He said not come back in here with it, and I WONT. They also are constantly blocking my account because I spend money alot and whenever I purchase ammo online on separate purchases they block it due to suspicious activity....I cant afford to call B of A to unlock it every payday. Anyways, sorry for my rant. Those are just the few reasons i wanna drop them. Are there any banks that will not hassle me everytime i make a purchase? And are gun friendly of course....
"Si vis pacem parabellum" - If you want peace, Prepare for war.
Seems B of A is a nationally known constant problem in this regard.
Wells Fargo took down the "no guns" signs when they first came to town. I reopened my accounts from that bank when they did, too; and told them why.
I've also OC'd in Chase, which holds my business account.
"It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive" - Jimmy the Tulip
Went to a B of A neer my former home OC once. the security guard stopped me at the door and informed me that I couldn't enter. I asked them if it was at the request of the manager on duty. He said it was the policy of his employer, a contracted security comapny. I asked him to request that the manager come outside to speek with me. He went in and came out a few minutes later and told me that the manager agreed that I could enter. I went inside an conducted my transaction, the manager appoligised to meeven though I didn't make any issue with him and welcomed my return business. As I was leaving, the security guard asked me why I felt is was a good idea to carry a firearm into a bank, I took this opportunity to teach him a public lesson. I aske him to walk back inside with me. Once we went in, I said, " see all thse cashiers behind that 2 inch thick bullet resistant glass? He said, " yes, I see." I said, " I'm not behind it, that's why I carry a gun." He said, "point taken," and appologised for the trouble.
Ever since then I've never had an issue carrying in a B of A, and I've visited many banches.
Only other time my carry weapon was mentioned was at the same branch (several months before the earlier incident). I needed to deposit a check, but didn't really see the need to go in so I used the walk up atm. I didn't have a car at the time so I was a walk up customer. I couldn't find a pen in my backpack so I asked the guard standing outside if he had one. As he handed me his pen he asked me I I would mind putting my firearm in my packpack untill I was done. I told him that (at the time) I didn't have a CCW and that would mean committing a felony. He said that I wouldn't be able to go in with my firearm in plain sight, I simply told him I was going to use the walk up ATM outside and he made no further issue of it.
Last edited by Nevada carrier; 04-14-2013 at 06:53 AM.
BofA is notoriously gun unfriendly as a corporation though there seems to be little problems with OC in most of their branches. BofA has been freezing and closing down accounts of gun businesses telling them they don't want their accounts so why would any liberty minded individual want to do business with them? Wells Fargo has always been accepting of my OC with nary a word. I understand most other banks do likewise....TBG
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I actually read a news article about a month or two ago. The article was about a company that originally produced firearm accessories and such, and over the years they started making actual arms. The company has their account with BofA and they did an assessment when they wanted to renew their loan and because they were making firearms, the bank refused the loan and closed their account even though the bank projected a huge increase in their business over the next 5 years. B of A branches might be friendly to gun owners from time to time, but corporate hates guns and gun owners (hence why when you buy ammo online it flags your account).
BofA on Craig has never had a problem with us carrying inside... Go there if you are able to...
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IT is better to have a gun on you and NOT need it, than to need a gun and NOT have it on you...
I have checked out some Credit Unions and have been pleased (OCed when I went in to check them out, none had a problem with it), I have it narrowed to 2. Don't limit your options to banks, check out the Credit Unions too.
Not sure about OC as I haven't tried however Navy Federal credit union has been absolutely terrific to deal with. We left Chase and couldn't be happier. Only downfall is that there are only 2 locations in town.
I haven't had a problem with Citi bank yet.
Thanks for the replies, guys. But I will give them one last chance. Anything weird happens, im pullin the plug on em and Im gonna have that stuck up manager personally close my account for me. Hopefully theres no termination fees What about Bank of Nevada? I have one close to me on w. Charleston and wondered if they'd be weird about that stuff.
"Si vis pacem parabellum" - If you want peace, Prepare for war.
Well I guess that Navy Federal doesn't allow citizens with firearms, Only law enforcement. I was told that I needed to place my firearm in my vehicle. I didn't argue and complied. I then e-mailed corporate and received a response stating that only law enforcement officials are allowed to have firearms in there branches. It stated that this was for the safety of their customers and employees.
Here is the response from Navy Federal:
Navy Federal Response 04/18/2013 : Thank you for contacting us. After extensive review, we believe that it is in the best interest of our employees and members to prohibit the carrying of a firearm at all Navy Federal facilities by non-law enforcement persons. Please be assured that the safety of our members and employees has always been of paramount importance to us.
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Wow!!! I had thought about taking out a loan with them, but certainly not now!!!
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Yes, They have a branch on Craig Rd. To be honest they have been terrific to deal with on everything except for this issue. I'm rather disappointed with their stance on this. Although I'm not very happy with their decision I'm not going to leave them based on the great customer service. Going from Chase to Navy Federal was a good move.
Perhaps "The Big Guy" knows how to persuade them? Just a thought?
As Colonel Cooper said: "We find that we are always in Condition Orange in banks." He went on to explain that this is because a bank is a place with lots of money, which attracts armed robbers, and a popular method of bank robbery is the armed takeover, which threatens the lives of all in the building.
I would only go to a bank which prohibits me from defending myself if there were no other option available.
After all, it seems pretty hollow to have a bank urging me to "Plan for your Future" when they increase the chance that I won't HAVE a future!