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    Finding an Open Carry Bank

    For the past 8 years i have been with BOK but with recent developments i am seeking a new bank. Every bank i arrived at had a Gun Buster sign and was not welcoming. I sent out emails and I am waiting for a response. Here are the list of Banks in the east tulsa/broken arrow area i visited.
    RCB
    ICB
    Arvest
    Citizens Security Bank
    Communication Federal Union
    First National Bank & Trust
    Midfirst Bank
    Red Crown Union

    Here is the Copy of the email i sent.
    "Hello, my name is Wesxxx xxxxxx. I have a residence in Broken Arrow, OK. I am in the market of looking for a new bank, I want to have a checking savings account and refinance my newer 2010 vehicle. I have a Oklahoma Carry license and I carry my weapon openly in its holster, this has been proven to deter crime. I am a law abiding citizen. I arrived at your store to receive information and was met with a “NO WEAPONS” sign. Your business has lost my business. Thank You. If you are ever willing to change this policy or if it is even your company’s policy please contact me."

    I hope that these business reconsider updating their policy's to modern times for their best interestes.

    i will post updates when and if they arrive.
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    BancFirst is generally firearms friendly and I thought Arvest was going CC only, that may be up to the branch manager though.
    I am not a lawyer and nothing I say should be accepted as legal advice

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    RCB sux and it goes WELL beyond their anti-gun stance. Get this...I can use my RCB ATM card in every pay-per-use ATM in town, but they refuse to work in any machines owned by RCB. The bank tells me it's a problem with my card, so I get a brand new one and it makes no difference. I am on my 4th card since RCB came in and took over our old bank (great service from them before this) and none of them have worked right. Pull out that green POS card in any store and the clerks automatically say "Here, let me key it in by hand" because they know the damn things won't work.

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    The BancFirst branches I have been in are not posted and have been in them numerous times and nothing has ever been said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdware View Post
    BancFirst is generally firearms friendly and I thought Arvest was going CC only, that may be up to the branch manager though.
    Find that disparaging that Arvest would make that policy. I am about to go check out a BancFirst in cow town.
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    First Response

    Thank you for your message. We respect your right to openly carry your weapon and you are most certainly entitled to your views and choice of where you do business. We however also believe that most individuals are considerate and respect the views of others. We hope you can appreciate that a weapon in a financial institution could be alarming to our employees and others conducting business.



    Kind regards,



    stephen lark | vice president marketing and corporate development
    Communication Federal Credit Union | comfedcu.org
    405.879.5650

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    I have been victorious! i passed by a Chase bank and decided to check it out. I have some friends who are with chase and like them. I checked the door, no sign so i walked in. I sat down with a banker and she noticed my firearm she said "i thought you could not have that in here" and i responded it was not posted on the door. She said "oh well your fine" and i told her if its not the policy i want to know. She got up and went to the manager, he had no problem and told her it was fine so i assume its company policy. She was a great person very helpful and i have a new bank. Thank You Chase bank for being understanding...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierceddwes View Post
    First Response

    Thank you for your message. We respect your right to openly carry your weapon and you are most certainly entitled to your views and choice of where you do business. We however also believe that most individuals are considerate and respect the views of others. We hope you can appreciate that a weapon in a financial institution could be alarming to our employees and others conducting business.



    Kind regards,



    stephen lark | vice president marketing and corporate development
    Communication Federal Credit Union | comfedcu.org
    405.879.5650
    I would answer this email with: "So, you do not allow Law Enforcement to enter your CU armed?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermannr View Post
    I would answer this email with: "So, you do not allow Law Enforcement to enter your CU armed?"
    yes I felt a sarcastic tone in his remark, did not please me to read it. Of course I congratulated him on his prompt response and thanked him, just the nice person I am.

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    second response.

    "Dear Mr. Wilson,

    Thank you for emailing us to voice your concern. I am sorry we were unable to have the opportunity to gain your business. If our No Guns policy is ever changed we will definitely be in contact with you.

    Thank you,

    Tony Huerta
    Security / Operations Officer
    Citizens Security Bank
    thuerta@citizenssecurity.com
    14821 S Memorial
    P.O. Box 130
    Bixby, Ok 74008
    Phone: 918-366-1907
    Fax: 918-366-6358
    Cell: 918-852-0711"

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    I bank with City National bank. they are the ones that have branches in Walmarts. they have now signs I have carried in there just like I would in walmart.
    Steve

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    I went to the IBC Bank branch in Owasso last weekend to get change for my wife and saw for the first time a "no guns" sign on the front glass (not the door). It was very unobtrusive, and if I hadn't been looking for it I wouldn't have seen it. There wasn't a real manager present, so I wasn't able to express my displeasure, but I'll be finding a new bank.

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    I got kinda excited that I wouldn't need to change banks after not seeing a sign on my way into the branch. But alas it was there very small and just off the floor. Grr. Guess its the drive through and check the other branches, until I find some where else to put what little money I have in a bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ Norman View Post
    I got kinda excited that I wouldn't need to change banks after not seeing a sign on my way into the branch. But alas it was there very small and just off the floor. Grr. Guess its the drive through and check the other branches, until I find some where else to put what little money I have in a bank.

    The two BancFirst locations on Memorial are open carry friendly...have carried in both on several occasions.
    I am not a lawyer and nothing I say should be accepted as legal advice

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    Re: Finding an Open Carry Bank

    The only bank i have been able to oc in is the American Heritage inside walmart. Wsfcu, ttcu, and all other ahb locations are not gun friendly.

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