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    Old favorite gun store goes GFZ

    Imagine my shock today when I was informed by an employee that Southern Police Equipment (aka Southern Gun World) on Midlothian across from VSP headquarters no longer allows other than LEOs to carry armed there.

    They have a sign on the door now to that effect. Will post it shortly.

    Forget that we are safer than the average LEO, commit less crime, and that neither the store nor a LEO is responsible for my safety.

    Have always subscribed to the tenet that it is how a person acts, not what he/she is wearing/carrying that counts. Apparently, a properly holstered guns on the hips of freedom loving people scares them.

    There are other gun stores in Greater Richmond - they will get my business.
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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    My phone to PC download to posting picture is not working right.

    Will try to solve the problem later - got work to do now.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    I see a boycott coming!!!!! Hundreds of emails being sent!!!!! Maybe even picketing!!!!!

    I've got to find my pitchfork.....It's around here somewhere.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
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    Will try to solve the problem later - got work to do now.
    Don't worry ... I believe ya...I don't need any pics.
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    Stores/gun shops in RVA that allow OC & CC:

    Bob's Gun Shop - a landmark, founded by Bob Moates

    Green Top Sporting Goods

    Hopkin's gun shop

    Bass Pro Shop

    Town Police Supply

    There are numerous others - list your favorites and tell Southern what you think of their new policy - do so politely.
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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    I see a boycott coming!!!!! Hundreds of emails being sent!!!!! Maybe even picketing!!!!!

    I've got to find my pitchfork.....It's around here somewhere.....
    Oh I forgot - do it politely!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    Oh I forgot - do it politely!!!!!!
    Politely? You mean in accordance with your first amendment rights.....right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    I see a boycott coming!!!!! Hundreds of emails being sent!!!!! Maybe even picketing!!!!!

    --snipped--
    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Stores/gun shops in RVA that allow OC & CC:

    "........list your favorites and tell Southern what you think of their new policy - do so politely.
    Maybe we can get them to see the light.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    I see a good advertising opportunity for the other stores around.
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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    I see a boycott coming!!!!! Hundreds of emails being sent!!!!! Maybe even picketing!!!!!

    I've got to find my pitchfork.....It's around here somewhere.....
    Its over here, right next to my torches.* Its on the same shelf with my stupidity detector.


    *Reference to the classic "pitchforks and torches", expressly disclaimed as a threat of arson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Its over here, right next to my torches.* Its on the same shelf with my stupidity detector.

    *Reference to the classic "pitchforks and torches", expressly disclaimed as a threat of arson.
    "Torches" were not mentioned. You added that on your own. There has been no threat of arson.

    This is classic Americana and there is no threat of arson here either.
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    When I was in Ga, I would go into a place like that and ask for the manager. I would show them what I call the 4. My CCW permit, my sidearm, their sign and my back. Explaining that I would not return and would discourage anyone that I had reason to talk to about it from shopping there also.

    I would email the corporation (if applicable) and advise them of the same. I hung out at a couple places similar to this one and could generally get a couple hundred emails sent to corporate within a day or so.

    I would return about once a month after that and advise them I was still paying attention to the fact the sign was still up. I had success on a couple occasions. The day I saw the sign was down I was shopping there and most often it was a restaurant and I was eating there.

    There was also a couple hundred thank you emails sent to corporate also.

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    Sounds like they want t/b a police-only retailer. I am sure they only want police customers - because they are licensed, keep in tip-top physical shape, go to the range every week, and now give free taxpayer paid ice cream to drive tax paying ice cream truck drivers out of business.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPmatt View Post
    Sounds like they want t/b a police-only retailer. I am sure they only want police customers - because they are licensed, keep in tip-top physical shape, go to the range every week, and now give free taxpayer paid ice cream to drive tax paying ice cream truck drivers out of business.
    And LEOs are a much larger segment of the population than are non-LEO gun owners/carriers so they maximize their income. (sarcasm)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    And LEOs are a much larger segment of the population than are non-LEO gun owners/carriersso they maximize their income. (sarcasm)
    Only about the 10 percent of LEO's buy a lot of guns the rest just rest on the fact that the department buys them one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Stores/gun shops in RVA that allow OC & CC:



    There are numerous others - list your favorites and tell Southern what you think of their new policy - do so politely.
    The War Store!
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    Just because you hold a FFL does not mean you are not a lizzurd. I think that this is the lesson learned here.

    You should ask shop owners more to understand their degree of lizzurdness. I was not a lizzurd when I held my FFL ... unlawful demands and requirements? Pish-posh, I did not follow unlawful laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    The War Store!
    Thank you Jim - they should be on everyone's list. Really good people there and tons of neat stuff.

    Located at 10464 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA in the Glen Eagles Shopping Center
    http://www.war-store.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Va_Nemo View Post
    ...I would show them what I call the 4. My CCW permit, my sidearm, their sign and my back. ...
    And you can skip the permit, too.
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    I included that to show them I was well checked out and certed by the govt.

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    Sad to hear.

    But with Bob's, and Town Police Supply a mile from the house, not really a great loss for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Stores/gun shops in RVA that allow OC & CC:

    Bob's Gun Shop - a landmark, founded by Bob Mootes

    There are numerous others - list your favorites and tell Southern what you think of their new policy - do so politely.
    Come on; even you know it's Bob Moates.

    Even Bloomberg got the spelling right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Its over here, right next to my torches.* Its on the same shelf with my stupidity detector.


    *Reference to the classic "pitchforks and torches", expressly disclaimed as a threat of arson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Come on; even you know it's Bob Moates .......
    Sure do, my bad. Thanks for the catch - fixed it.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

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