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Thread: Madison-Any grocery stores ok with OC?

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    A friend was wondering if any grocery stores in the Madison area were OC friendly. Does anyone know of any?

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    They all are.

    If there's no sign, carry on!

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    hugh jarmis wrote:
    They all are.

    If there's no sign, carry on!
    Exactly! But for a little clarification;

    You do not need, or should you need to ask permission to exercise a constitutional protected right.
    If the owner, or management of the store asks you to leave because of your firearm, that is their right to do so. And you should follow their wishes tonot have a firearm in their business. By arguing with, refusing to leave, or trying to make a point, can be considered trespassing and it may get you in trouble.

    Lets think ofour right to carry the same as any other right. You do not need to ask permission to speak, you do not needpermission to practice a religion of your choice. So do not ask for permission to exercise any other right either! because it then lowers that right to a privilege IMO.

    Some store ownersmay have a problem with you exercising your rights, others will not. If you are asked to leave because they are not 2A friendly, then just do not patronize that business anymore. Maybe a tactfully written letter to the owner may be justified and it may make them realize yu are not their to harm or alarm anyone, but simply exercising your right to legally carry a firearm for defensive purposes.

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    If you ask permission to enter a store armed, the chances are better than 50/50 that you will be asked to disarm by a sheepish manager.

    NEVER NEVER ask permission to enter a store armed!

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    Yeah I always recommend that. He did ask them and they all told him no.

    I was just curious if anyone knows or has had a positive carrying experience in any of them to help ease his mind.

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    I don't have any reason to believe they're different than any other sort of store. I shop mostly at the Monona Copps or Woodmans East, I'll let you know. Monona Copps store has a Guaranty Bank branch just inside the entrance which was recently robbed, so they might be more jittery than otherwise. If either of these places don't like it, I'll take my business to Cub Foods, or, wherever.

    The shoppers in most grocery stores are so unobservant that they hardly know how not to block an aisle for people to pass by, let alone to notice a small object like a gun on your belt. Shoppers seem to be slightly aware of vague featureless blobs moving about within the aisles, but that's about it. They are concentrating on finding Jello Instant Pudding, Cocoa Puffs and the green peppers that aren't all bruised.

    On the other hand, the employees of Woodmans get a bonus if they catch a shoplifter, so they might be paying more attention to people. (Although when it comes to finding one to help you, it seems less so.)
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