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    I've noticed that some of the other State threads have "stickies" (topics that always stay at the top of the section, and can only be edited by the moderators) that are essentially databases of businesses, cities, and gun shops that are friendly and unfriendly to OC and CC.

    Is there any way we could have something like that in the NC thread? It seems that there are a lot of scattered threads on this topic, and its very difficult to find info. Often, new info that is slightly off-topic gets posted in threads because it's sort of relevant, but this makes it even harder to find specific info.

    I'm currently working on a list of businesses in the Greenville/Washington area, but NC is a BIG state, and I don't get around that much these days due to my work/school schedule.

    Just a thought...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    +1 for this idea.

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    +2...I could help out with some business names for my area.

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    Visit www.friendorfoe.us and start adding pro-gun friendly businesses.

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    If you all are interested, we can start listing some right here. Personally I can vouch for:
    Food Lion (Selma, both in Smithfield, and 40/210)
    Lowes (Smithfield and 40/42)
    Reedy Creek Gas and Grocery
    Papa's Pizza and Subs(40/210)
    AutoZone (40/210 and Smithfield)
    Sherwin Williams (Smithfield)
    Wal-Mart (Smithfield)
    Ming Moon (Four Oaks)

    There are many others since I OC 90% of the time that I am out and about but these are the ones that I have gone into with enough consistency to vouch for. That being said, I have never had a bad experience to day yet (knock on wood).

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    Is this list business that are GF or not GF?



    hittman2 wrote:
    If you all are interested, we can start listing some right here. Personally I can vouch for:
    Food Lion (Selma, both in Smithfield, and 40/210)
    Lowes (Smithfield and 40/42)
    Reedy Creek Gas and Grocery
    Papa's Pizza and Subs(40/210)
    AutoZone (40/210 and Smithfield)
    Sherwin Williams (Smithfield)
    Wal-Mart (Smithfield)
    Ming Moon (Four Oaks)

    There are many others since I OC 90% of the time that I am out and about but these are the ones that I have gone into with enough consistency to vouch for. That being said, I have never had a bad experience to day yet (knock on wood).

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    I apologize for not making that clearer originally. The ones I listed have always been gun friendly in my experiences.

    Thanks.

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    I wish to add Jim's Pawn shop, Wilmington to the positive side of the ledger. I was shopping there today (first time in a while). Big sign on the door "OPEN CARRY only No Concealed Carry". I did thank the staff member who offered to help me for their support of 2A. Didn't inquire re: no CC.

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    OC-friendly businesses in Washington NC:

    Fifth Street Service Center (auto repair)
    425 Hackney Ave, Washington NC

    Moore Motor Co. (GMC service center)
    412 W 5th St, Washington, NC

    Washington Coins & Pawn 828 Washington Plz, Washington, NC

    Dellinger's Pawn Brokers Inc 184 W Main St, Washington, NC
    Wal-Mart Supercenter (Store #1354)
    Washington, NC

    Lowes (Store #0786)
    1701 Carolina Ave., Washington, NC

    Food Lion (Store #762)
    1706 US Highway 264 W, Washington NC



    Gun stores in the Washington/Greenville area:

    Awesome Outdoors
    1989 W 5th St, Washington NC
    NO concealed carry. Variable on Open Carry. Sometimes they let me OC if I show them it's unloaded and take the mag out, sometimes they ask me to leave it at the front desk...

    Warrens Sports Headquarters
    240 W Main St, Washington NC
    100% OC and CC-friendly

    D & L Guns
    171 Cooper Street, Winterville NC
    100% OC and CC-friendly (they actually PREFER that you OC...)

    Adventure Outfitters
    2592 Railroad St, Winterville NC
    100% OC and CC-friendly (they actually PREFER that you OC...)

    Mackey's Landing Firearms
    30757 US Highway 64, Jamesville NC
    OC-friendly ONLY, and it MUST be unloaded

    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

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    buzzsaw wrote:
    I wish to add Jim's Pawn shop, Wilmington to the positive side of the ledger. I was shopping there today (first time in a while). Big sign on the door "OPEN CARRY only No Concealed Carry". I did thank the staff member who offered to help me for their support of 2A. Didn't inquire re: no CC.
    That seems to be a trend with a lot of gun stores and pawn shops. They are perfectly fine with OC, but don't allow CC. I'm not clear on the reasoning, other than some of them seem to be OK as long as they can SEE that you're carrying. I think most of them would rather know for sure if you are or are not carrying, and the only way to do that is to ONLY allow OC...

    Most of the gun stores/pawn shops in my area have told me as much, anyway...

    It's kind of odd, that places that sell guns DON'T want you concealing, but places that are borderline "anti" will sometimes TELL you to cover it up if you are OCing. That sort of logic just boggles the mind...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

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    Hickory, NC

    I would consider these places OK with it, since I have dealt with the owner/manager while OC'ing.

    Smiths Tactical Supply, Highland Ave.
    Sub Station, Hwy 70
    Nakamos Japanese Rest, Hwy 70
    Foothills Jewelry and Loan, Hwy 70 Longview, NC
    Family Christian Bookstores, Catawba Valley Blvd
    Happy Day Grocery, Hwy 70 Hildebran
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Catawba Valley Blvd

    Now, these I have been in with no issue. I have never had any interaction with employees that would lead me to believe they are pro or anti though.
    Walmart, Hickory, Conover, and Granite Falls
    Target, Catawba Valley Blvd
    Party City, Catawba Valley Blvd
    Best Buy, Catawba Valley Blvd
    Old Navy, Catawba Valley Blvd
    Kohls, Catawba Valley Blvd
    Petco, LR Blvd
    Home Depot, LR Blvd
    Lowes, Hwy 70 and 127
    Big Lots, Hwy 70
    Little Ceasars, 321
    Food Lion, Airport Rd and Hwy 70 Hildebran
    Mountain View Hardware, Hwy 127 Mountain View

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    chiefjason wrote:
    Hickory, NC

    I would consider these places OK with it, since I have dealt with the owner/manager while OC'ing.

    Nakamos Japanese Rest, Hwy 70
    Wow. That must be the only Japanese restaurant on the planet that doesn't serve alcohol...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    Dreamer wrote:
    chiefjason wrote:
    Hickory, NC

    I would consider these places OK with it, since I have dealt with the owner/manager while OC'ing.

    Nakamos Japanese Rest, Hwy 70
    Wow. That must be the only Japanese restaurant on the planet that doesn't serve alcohol...
    Yeah it's redneck meets Japanese. 6 tables, mostly takeout. Strongest thing they serve is sweet tea. 1 local owner/older white lady and 2 asian, though not likely Japanese, cooks. Great steak and shrimp with shrimp sauce though! It's in the strip mall with Wendy's, rent a center, some random tax service, and family dollar. Fine dining at it's redneck best. :celebrate

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