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    I have been around Bellingham a bit the last few weeks and ran into no trouble at these places. I'm not saying that they were promoting OC, but that, they never gave me any grief.

    1. Walmart
    2. Fred Meyers (Bakerview)
    3. Olive Garden (went again OC'ing, hey I'm not breaking any LAWS!)
    4. Bay-B Exchange (consignment store, nice lady)
    5. Wee One's Re-runs (consignment store)
    6. Billy McHale's (went with SVG OC'ing)
    7. Spookshop (closed for the season now)
    8. Lowe's
    9. Chase Bank (Cordata Branch, formerly WAMU)
    10. AMPM (Bakerview station)
    11. Best Buy
    12. Yeager's Sporting Goods (Mike OK'd for OC)
    13. Haggen's (Meridian Store)
    14. Rairdon's Used Car Lot
    15. Arliss' Restaurant (Cornwall & Flora)
    16. Bellingham PD
    17. Whatcom County Sheriff's Office
    18. Safeway (in Lynden)


    Anyhow, no trouble in these places, so carry on!

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    19. Lil Tokyo (sushi joint, Barkley Village)
    20. Dept of Motor Vehicles
    21. Home Depot
    22. Allegiance Arms / Survival Solutions

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    Hardware Sales (specifically OK'd by owner after security tried to chase me out)
    Wings Motorcycle Leathers
    NAPA Auto Parts (Bellingham and Blaine)
    Lowe's
    El Ranchito's (Lynden)
    Taco Del Mar
    Wolten's Hardware (Blaine)
    Ace Hardware (Blaine)

    Edit: Kesselrings (had three guns with me, two unloaded that I was looking for holsters for and the 45 loaded on my hip.) Was in there for about half an hour chatting with the guys in the pistol section as I looked at holsters with a friend who just bought a .38. (Edit: these guys are grumpy SOBs however. Not friendly, don't ever seem interested in chatting about anything, including guns.)

    Edit: More places I have carried openly in Whatcom County

    Black Drop Coffee
    Accurate Lock (OC friendly, not just neutral)
    Rite Aide (Blaine)
    Costcutter (Blaine)
    Liquor store (Blaine)
    WECU (Blaine and Ferndale)


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    Food-Coop, both locations, ( I am surprised by this one)

    Trader Joe's, (another surprise)

    Shucks, Birch Equipment, Cycle Therapy (he carries a .40), pretty much everywhere I go. I cover up for Costco, and the hospital thats about it.

    There is a strong undercurrent of folks in Whatcom county, who are very pro, much to the dismay of many of the anti's who run Bellingham.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Man oh man,necro-postingI know,I've been OC'ing everywhere!!!!!

    1. Jeckyl and Hyde's Deli

    2. Jerry Chambers

    3. Morrie's Drive-In (sat inside)

    4. Chase Bankat Barkley and Woburn

    5. Meridian Super Mart

    6. 7-Eleven Northwest Ave.

    7. Albertson's

    8. Big Lot's

    9. O'reilley Auto Parts, near Walmart (formerly Schucks)

    10. Skylark's HiddenCafe, Fairhaven

    11. Kmart

    12. NUMEROUS Starbucks locations

    13. Luis' Mexican Restaraunt

    14. Jalapeno's Mexican Restaraunt

    15. Walgreens on Meridian

    16. Rite Aid on Northwest

    That's all I can remember for now. I'm sure there's more, but I'm tired.


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    lettered streets coffeehouse.



    though that could be because the owner is my brother's ex-girlfriend and my wife's ex-roomate. But she said she'd have no problem with folks, and she hasn't when I've gone there. If you're told otherwise let me know.





    I thought someone got harassed at the sheriff's office while ago?
    And doesn't haggen's have a company policy of no guns?

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    uncoolperson wrote:
    I thought someone got harassed at the sheriff's office while ago?
    And doesn't haggen's have a company policy of no guns?
    Yeah. Apparently the Bellingham PD is a "gun free zone". That is not resolved but the law is on our side if we have to go there to conduct business.

    The manager at Ferndale Haggen said that the company has a no guns policy. However he declined to provide a written copy of the policy and Haggen corporate never responded to any of our requests for clarification. I still carry there and haven't had a problem, but it has been winter so my pistol is generally under a coat. We'll have to see what happens once the weather gets nicer.

    If Richard reads this, maybe he can add further details as to what efforts were made to contact Haggen corporate. I sent a letter, he may have called.

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    Haggen Policy will mean nothing here really soon. They're being bought out by Kroger. Kroger is the parent company of Fred Meyer, and their policy is to follow state law!
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    tyguy808 wrote:
    Haggen Policy will mean nothing here really soon. They're being bought out by Kroger. Kroger is the parent company of Fred Meyer, and their policy is to follow state law!
    Interesting. I hope they keep the stores the way they are. I like shopping at Haggen because the stores are nicer and have a better selection than FM or CC.

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    What surprised me in this thread is the fact that Yeager's Sporting Goods is still around. It's been over 40 years since I was last in there.
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    What I like the most about this thread is now I know the screen names of a bunch more members who are local to me.

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    k.rollin wrote:
    What I like the most about this thread is now I know the screen names of a bunch more members who are local to me.
    It's likely you infact know some of us.... Did I lend you a shoulder holster for the empty holster day a couple of years back?

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    I've had no problem OCing in Burlington Haggen's - and have done so many times. That's not to say none of the stores will try to write policy- just that one seems OC friendly.

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    You may have. I did borrow a black Galco shoulder rig for the SCCC empty holster protest my freshman year at Western.

    Speaking of the SCCC, they're doing another empty holster protest April 5th through April 9th for anyone interested in supporting the cause.

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    I have never had an issue at Haggens. And the the few stores that did approach me have never been an issue again. It seems like Whatcom/Bellingham is fairly supportive.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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