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    Idaho Center Nampa

    One of my fence panels finally rotted away enough that the dog was just laughing at me so had to replace it today. Went to Home Depot open carrying my best dressed 1911. Went to the paint section first to get the weather sealer to "waterproof" the new fence section. While there had a conversation with another customer. He asked me if I had a concealed permit, to which I said Yes, however not required for open carry. I told him I have oc'd for several years and actually feel strange without it. I mentioned the places I go and that I probably wouldn't carry at the rodeos cuz of all the drunks etc. He told me he was a sec guard at the Idaho Center and since it was private property I couldn't carry there. I casually mentioned that he was incorrect and that it was publicly owned by the City of Nampa and as such they couldn't legally restrict it. Of course he didn't believe me and mentioned all the signs and rules and that they won't let anyone in. I mentioned to him that he was just doing what he was told and I could understand that. Didn't mean that it was right tho. Anyway, I may have to go to an event at the Idaho Center sometime in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carracer View Post
    One of my fence panels finally rotted away enough that the dog was just laughing at me so had to replace it today. Went to Home Depot open carrying my best dressed 1911. Went to the paint section first to get the weather sealer to "waterproof" the new fence section. While there had a conversation with another customer. He asked me if I had a concealed permit, to which I said Yes, however not required for open carry. I told him I have oc'd for several years and actually feel strange without it. I mentioned the places I go and that I probably wouldn't carry at the rodeos cuz of all the drunks etc. He told me he was a sec guard at the Idaho Center and since it was private property I couldn't carry there. I casually mentioned that he was incorrect and that it was publicly owned by the City of Nampa and as such they couldn't legally restrict it. Of course he didn't believe me and mentioned all the signs and rules and that they won't let anyone in. I mentioned to him that he was just doing what he was told and I could understand that. Didn't mean that it was right tho. Anyway, I may have to go to an event at the Idaho Center sometime in the future.
    I wonder what he would say to the fact that Home Depot has a corporate policy of following state law? (just as another point)

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    Home Depot used to give a 10% discount to military ID holders, now they want you to "register"...name....address...phone #....branch of service....WHOAAAAA ! I will just go to Lowes....show....done.

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    The guy might be right. It may be public property, but when leased/rented by an organization that is a private organization it then falls under their rules (liability insurance usually comes into play). I went to a preparedness expo at a hotel which I could have carried at normally, but the areas rented by the expo fell under their rules. They even zip tied the airsoft guns (zombie themed expo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbanger View Post
    Home Depot used to give a 10% discount to military ID holders, now they want you to "register"...name....address...phone #....branch of service....WHOAAAAA ! I will just go to Lowes....show....done.
    Must be an ID thing, not needed in WA.
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