It's a combination of ignorance and stupidity. It takes both, really, to arrive at these conclusions.My other bank (Navy Federal), does not know I carry. It is not permitted inside the building, so I don't carry there. They have a large no firearms sign. I never understood that. We law abiding citizens obey those. But I suspect the criminals would not.
The ignorance comes into play with respect to what's actually safest for both employees and customers. Clearly, so-called gun-free zones are not gun-free, and are magnets for those who hope to capitalize on being armed while the general public has been disarmed. It is for these reasons of safety I refuse to frequent, much less spend money, in any institution which disarms its customers.
The stupidity comes into play with respect to either refusing to do sufficient research in order to reach the facts and correct conclusions. Case in point, the Ent vice-president with whom I spoke last week was firm in his convictions, wrong as they were, despite my presenting the facts to him both on the phone and in writing. Quite frankly, it never ceases to amaze me that an institution such as a bank who won't make a financial decision unless it's solidly based on facts, will turn right around, throwing all common sense and intelligence out the window and arrive at conclusions which are dramatically less safe for their customers and employees. That's just stupid.
Comes in handy some times. Should not be necessary, though. I'm a staunch supporter of Constitutional Carry.p.s. Still waiting on the CHP.... wow.