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    I was on a really proud streak of not ever having as issue in my home county with OC. Today was not my day. I open carry a heck of a lot around here.

    Today, as I was standing at the counter of a bank (Not mine as I was making a deposit for a friend) the bank manager approached me and asked if I was a police officer. I responded with a simple no. She paused for what seemed like an eternity. When she finally spoke, it was to tell me that "they don't allow handguns inside". I told her that I had no idea and they may want to consider posting signs at the entrances to alert visitors. She just kept staring. Wow.

    Anyway, she walked away, the transaction was completed, I leftmaking sure tosmile andwave. (Yes, with all my fingers.)

    Just a few moments later, I sent a text to a friend who works at the same bank about the possibility of informing managers about the legality of OC in Washington. The text I got back was "evidently it was escalated to corporate security & ___ (Regional Manager's name) was involved......great." Next text from friend: "u just scared the shlt out of them. lucky they didnt call the police & make a bigger scene." The Regional Manager went on to share with employees that I exercised poor judgement. In this day, normal people do not carry weapons.

    Honestly, I do not regret today. I regret a narrow minded atmosphere that led to the incident, but how is that my fault and what did I do that I should feel bad for doing what God has given me a right to do? (Rhetorical question, folks. Still how I felt all day)

    To their credit, part of my message was heard. My VP friend informed me that they are making up anti gun signs. If you see them popping up at a local bank branch, you know who to thank. Yep, I was that guy today.

    On a plus side, I asked MY bank if there was a policy that prohibited the carry of weapons, they said heck no. I told them the story I just shared with you. The folks at my bank got a real good laugh and told me I should be loyal to my bank and not walk into any others.

    I bank with WAMU (Chase)

    I guess everyone has to have that one negative experience. Today was hopefully the end of mine. (As long as I stay out of Puyallup, right Jarhead?)



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    Commodore76 wrote:
    I was on a really proud streak of not ever having as issue in my home county with OC. Today was not my day. I open carry a heck of a lot around here.

    Today, as I was standing at the counter of a bank (Not mine as I was making a deposit for a friend) the bank manager approached me and asked if I was a police officer. I responded with a simple no. She paused for what seemed like an eternity. When she finally spoke, it was to tell me that "they don't allow handguns inside". I told her that I had no idea and they may want to consider posting signs at the entrances to alert visitors. She just kept staring. Wow.

    Anyway, she walked away, the transaction was completed, I leftmaking sure tosmile andwave. (Yes, with all my fingers.)

    Just a few moments later, I sent a text to a friend who works at the same bank about the possibility of informing managers about the legality of OC in Washington. The text I got back was "evidently it was escalated to corporate security & ___ (Regional Manager's name) was involved......great." Next text from friend: "u just scared the shlt out of them. lucky they didnt call the police & make a bigger scene." The Regional Manager went on to share with employees that I exercised poor judgement. In this day, normal people do not carry weapons.

    Honestly, I do not regret today. I regret a narrow minded atmosphere that led to the incident, but how is that my fault and what did I do that I should feel bad for doing what God has given me a right to do? (Rhetorical question, folks. Still how I felt all day)

    To their credit, part of my message was heard. My VP friend informed me that they are making up anti gun signs. If you see them popping up at a local bank branch, you know who to thank. Yep, I was that guy today.

    On a plus side, I asked MY bank if there was a policy that prohibited the carry of weapons, they said heck no. I told them the story I just shared with you. The folks at my bank got a real good laugh and told me I should be loyal to my bank and not walk into any others.

    I bank with WAMU (Chase)

    I guess everyone has to have that one negative experience. Today was hopefully the end of mine. (As long as I stay out of Puyallup, right Jarhead?)

    Which bank was saying they're doing that?
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    My daughter is a Chase branchmanager and I assure you you wouldn't have that issue at her branch.I also bank with US and never had an issue.In fact a few days ago I went to my bank and the manager came runing of his office to tell e he say us on TV.

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    Commodore76 wrote:
    I was on a really proud streak of not ever having as issue in my home county with OC. Today was not my day. I open carry a heck of a lot around here.

    Today, as I was standing at the counter of a bank (Not mine as I was making a deposit for a friend) the bank manager approached me and asked if I was a police officer. I responded with a simple no. She paused for what seemed like an eternity. When she finally spoke, it was to tell me that "they don't allow handguns inside". I told her that I had no idea and they may want to consider posting signs at the entrances to alert visitors.
    Huh? You are asking them to post? Why? if you ask them, they will come. Never bring up posting.

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    Mike wrote:
    Commodore76 wrote:
    I was on a really proud streak of not ever having as issue in my home county with OC. Today was not my day. I open carry a heck of a lot around here.

    Today, as I was standing at the counter of a bank (Not mine as I was making a deposit for a friend) the bank manager approached me and asked if I was a police officer. I responded with a simple no. She paused for what seemed like an eternity. When she finally spoke, it was to tell me that "they don't allow handguns inside". I told her that I had no idea and they may want to consider posting signs at the entrances to alert visitors.
    Huh? You are asking them to post? Why? if you ask them, they will come. Never bring up posting.
    She was trying to tell me that I was wrong. I was telling her that I'm not a mind reader and that I would have no way of knowing. If that is their corporate policy, IT NEEDS TO BE POSTED!

    Do you want a fellow OC'r to get the cops pulled on them in a less than friendly town? They already have the policy, we can't change that. Putting up signs just keeps us aware and out of the trouble and inconvenience that I could have encountered if they had called the cops.

    So yeah, I told her that if they had a policy, they may want to share that little information instead of snapping a trap on one of us who isn't doing anything wrong.

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    Tawnos wrote:
    Commodore76 wrote:
    I was on a really proud streak of not ever having as issue in my home county with OC. Today was not my day. I open carry a heck of a lot around here.

    Today, as I was standing at the counter of a bank (Not mine as I was making a deposit for a friend) the bank manager approached me and asked if I was a police officer. I responded with a simple no. She paused for what seemed like an eternity. When she finally spoke, it was to tell me that "they don't allow handguns inside". I told her that I had no idea and they may want to consider posting signs at the entrances to alert visitors. She just kept staring. Wow.

    Anyway, she walked away, the transaction was completed, I leftmaking sure tosmile andwave. (Yes, with all my fingers.)

    Just a few moments later, I sent a text to a friend who works at the same bank about the possibility of informing managers about the legality of OC in Washington. The text I got back was "evidently it was escalated to corporate security & ___ (Regional Manager's name) was involved......great." Next text from friend: "u just scared the shlt out of them. lucky they didnt call the police & make a bigger scene." The Regional Manager went on to share with employees that I exercised poor judgement. In this day, normal people do not carry weapons.

    Honestly, I do not regret today. I regret a narrow minded atmosphere that led to the incident, but how is that my fault and what did I do that I should feel bad for doing what God has given me a right to do? (Rhetorical question, folks. Still how I felt all day)

    To their credit, part of my message was heard. My VP friend informed me that they are making up anti gun signs. If you see them popping up at a local bank branch, you know who to thank. Yep, I was that guy today.

    On a plus side, I asked MY bank if there was a policy that prohibited the carry of weapons, they said heck no. I told them the story I just shared with you. The folks at my bank got a real good laugh and told me I should be loyal to my bank and not walk into any others.

    I bank with WAMU (Chase)

    I guess everyone has to have that one negative experience. Today was hopefully the end of mine. (As long as I stay out of Puyallup, right Jarhead?)

    Which bank was saying they're doing that?
    WCBfrom the West Oly branch. Where the Regional Managers office is.

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    My daughter is a Chase branchmanager and I assure you you wouldn't have that issue at her branch.I also bank with US and never had an issue.In fact a few days ago I went to my bank and the manager came runing of his office to tell e he say us on TV.
    Lol, like I said, my branch could care less. I've been in a lot of banks. Two reactions are typical. Either they don't notice or they just don't care.

    The reaction of WCB was, to me, TOTALLY overboard.

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    Used to OC in the Ballard branch of Viking bank when I lived/banked there. Never a problem. Was in quite a bit.

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    Remember, as property owners than can create whatever rules they wish in regards to weapons. That said, if they are gonna have 'em, they really should post the rules.

    Also I doubt you'll have many if any problems with cops in Olympia, especially West Olympia. Lot of cool cops on that side of town.

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    Commodore76 wrote:
    The Regional Manager went on to share with employees that I exercised poor judgement. In this day, normal people do not carry weapons.
    Well, thank God I'm not normal.
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    WCB from the West Oly branch
    You and a few others know what WBC might be but clue in the rest of us.

    US Bank - No "visible" weapons allowed (per Regional manager and head of Security) my emphasis

    Key Bank - weapons welcome

    Chase - weapons welcome

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    SO............

    not normal = police officers.....military.....law abiding folk....hmmmm....


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    chase has an anti-gun policy...

    I closed my accounts with them because of it...

    Ask colt45
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    Evangelical lessons are provided upon request. Anyone wishing to meet Jesus can just kick in my door.

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    M1Gunr wrote:
    WCB from the West Oly branch
    You and a few others know what WBC might be but clue in the rest of us.

    US Bank - No "visible" weapons allowed (per Regional manager and head of Security) my emphasis

    Key Bank - weapons welcome

    Chase - weapons welcome
    Sorry bout that. West Coast Bank

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    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    I closed my accounts with Chase. a bunch of free stuff, like online billpay, all the sudden had charges associated with it....

    Never had any problems/questions about OC in multiple branches, but I dislike the new management.
    Huh. Thats not what you said the reason was in the post you linked to.
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

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    joeroket wrote:
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    I closed my accounts with Chase. a bunch of free stuff, like online billpay, all the sudden had charges associated with it....

    Never had any problems/questions about OC in multiple branches, but I dislike the new management.
    Huh. Thats not what you said the reason was in the post you linked to.
    It was the icing on the cake.... I didn't actually go out and close the account until after the incident with colt45, but it was empty, and was not being used..
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    Carry into STCU (Spokane Teachers) every paycheck. Never had a single comment... ThinkI am up to somewhere around 2 dozen times or so.

    And to the op. A little suggestion. Anytime someone tells you that you are not allowed to carry in a specific store, ask them if that is their corporate policy. Then ask for a copy of that policy. Then if they give it to you or not, ask for that persons supervisors name and number so you can call about getting their official firearms policy.

    Most of the time stores have a no firearms policy for employees, and they will try and use that as a policy to keep you from carrying.

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    M1Gunr wrote:
    WCB from the West Oly branch
    You and a few others know what WBC might be but clue in the rest of us.

    US Bank - No "visible" weapons allowed (per Regional manager and head of Security) my emphasis

    Key Bank - weapons welcome

    Chase - weapons welcome
    West Coast Bank?

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    Carry into STCU (Spokane Teachers) every paycheck. Never had a single comment... ThinkI am up to somewhere around 2 dozen times or so.

    And to the op. A little suggestion. Anytime someone tells you that you are not allowed to carry in a specific store, ask them if that is their corporate policy. Then ask for a copy of that policy. Then if they give it to you or not, ask for that persons supervisors name and number so you can call about getting their official firearms policy.

    Most of the time stores have a no firearms policy for employees, and they will try and use that as a policy to keep you from carrying.
    Again, the obvious tension, panic and location of the incident were why I handled the situation as I did. Each scenario is different, as I'm sure you'd agree. The look on the faces of the staff and the managers staff was that of almost terror. I felt at the time, it was best to leave and not attempt to challenge the corporate policy on site. I had a feeling this was about to be a tremendous incident,I thought it best that she hearthe legality of what I did from other people.

    Please understand that I had the interest of the OC public opinion at heart and felt that anything other than a strategic exit would have been less than positive for OC and what we are trying to do. Any words fromme would not have been taken as educational, only as a continued "threat" to the bank.

    I didn't want to have themfeel anything otherthan love. I have a beautiful sidearm! Itdeserves love, really.

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    Mike wrote:
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    I was on a really proud streak of not ever having as issue in my home county with OC. Today was not my day. I open carry a heck of a lot around here.

    Today, as I was standing at the counter of a bank (Not mine as I was making a deposit for a friend) the bank manager approached me and asked if I was a police officer. I responded with a simple no. She paused for what seemed like an eternity. When she finally spoke, it was to tell me that "they don't allow handguns inside". I told her that I had no idea and they may want to consider posting signs at the entrances to alert visitors.
    Huh? You are asking them to post? Why? if you ask them, they will come. Never bring up posting.
    Actually I would prefer the bank (s) post that they don't support OC's (guns), then I know where not to do my banking at

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    Mike wrote:
    Commodore76 wrote:
    I was on a really proud streak of not ever having as issue in my home county with OC. Today was not my day. I open carry a heck of a lot around here.

    Today, as I was standing at the counter of a bank (Not mine as I was making a deposit for a friend) the bank manager approached me and asked if I was a police officer. I responded with a simple no. She paused for what seemed like an eternity. When she finally spoke, it was to tell me that "they don't allow handguns inside". I told her that I had no idea and they may want to consider posting signs at the entrances to alert visitors.
    Huh? You are asking them to post? Why? if you ask them, they will come. Never bring up posting.
    Actually I would prefer the bank (s) post that they don't support OC's (guns), then I know where not to do my banking at
    After speaking with the person who works for that company in another location, theyHAD contacted LE while I was inside. I would hope that there was SOME kind of warning that I was doing something wrong before I got to have that conversation with LE. Again, seems like a trap without there being a warning in place...

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    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    chase has an anti-gun policy...

    I closed my accounts with them because of it...

    Ask colt45
    actually, with all due respect, I've researched this carefully a couple months ago & I can assure you of what chase's policy is:

    they leave it up to the discretion of the individual branch manager. if the manager has no problem, then carry-on, but if the manager is a sheeple like the one by costo on the king/snohomish county line, then he doesn't want guns in his branch.

    I talked with a gal in the corporate security department back east by the name of danielle & the above is basically what she told me. She also mentioned that there are some managers that don't even want their own corporate security officers armed in their branch.



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