To whom it may concern,
I was shopping at your newest Wal-Mart in Jacksonville, NC today. As usual I was LEGALLY carrying my firearm in accordance with North Carolina State Law.
About 20 minutes into my shopping with my son who is 2 1/2 years old I get confronted by your daytime assistant manager and some other employee about my firearm and how it is against corporate policy to carry a firearm into the store.
I politely disagree and point out that there were no signs on the entrance of the store. At this point he gets short with me and tries to talk down to me.
Towards the end of the conversation with him he decides it's a good idea to insert his opinion that he thinks only cops should be allowed to carry a firearm in public. I don't shop at Wal-Mart to hear what the employees have to say about me exercising my rights as a US citizen. I shop there because you have everything I usually need under one roof.
Now I have carried my firearm into this same Wal-Mart approximately, 5 times previous to this incident and never heard a word from ANYONE about it. Also you have another Wal-Mart on the other side of town that I have shopped at for four years and have NEVER heard anything from them about my firearm. How is it okay at that one store but not okay at the new one? Is it because your day time assistant manager has a political agenda he wishes to push on the LAW ABIDING customers in the store? I'm not sure, I know I felt like I was being treated like a criminal for doing absolutely nothing wrong at all.
I hope to hear from you on this subject and what exactly the policy is on firearms in your stores instead of what you assistant manager THINKS should be allowed or not allowed in this country.
Thank you for your time,
Cpl. xxxxx xxxxxx, x.
We'll see what they say if they don't contact me in a day or so I'll be putting in a phone call.