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    So, I've just started OC'ing, and I guess I'm a bit nervous about what businesses are firearm friendly, and what ones will ask you to leave, and what ones will call the police?
    Also, I figure that if I have a choice to patronize a business that's friendly, and one that's not, I'd rather go to the friendly one. And from what I've read, there are quite a few other people on here that agree with me.

    So, how about we have a list, here, of negative experiences. Maybe give a location, and a short story about what happened to you? I know I've seen quite a few individual stories, but I figured it'd be easier for everyone to have it a bit more organized. If there's good response, I(or someone else) should start a thread of places where you've had good experiences, too.

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    Brookfield Square and Marcus Theaters are the only ones I know.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Mayfair Mall also has a "No Firearms or 'Illegal' Weapons" rule posted on the mall rules board at the openings.
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 - "A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but the fool's heart to the left."

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    The only way to really know is by carrying in all theplaces that are not prohibited by current WIlaw.

    if you are asked to leave, do so immediatly whileleaving you intended purchases where they are, do not argue, do not try to compromise, just leave!
    if you follow that bit of advice, you will not break any laws or be cited for tresspass.

    Will the police be called?? Who knows? but since you are not breaking any laws, who cares?

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    The only way to really know is by carrying in all theplaces that are not prohibited by current WIlaw.

    if you are asked to leave, do so immediatly whileleaving you intended purchases where they are, do not argue, do not try to compromise, just leave!
    if you follow that bit of advice, you will not break any laws or be cited for tresspass.

    Will the police be called?? Who knows? but since you are not breaking any laws, who cares?
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    protias listed Marcus Theater... although I don't go there often, it's the only place in town, so I do go there, and I open carry while I'm there....

    When you first start OC'g you worry about it (I understand I was there once), now as long as the state law doesn't say I can't carry, I do so without hesitation.

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    protias wrote:
    Brookfield Square and Marcus Theaters are the only ones I know.
    Confirmed. Personal experience.
    “The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.” — Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    pvtschultz wrote:
    Mayfair Mall also has a "No Firearms or 'Illegal' Weapons" rule posted on the mall rules board at the openings.
    Confirmed. I haven't tested it but I can't honestly claim not to have knowledge of their policy having seen the sign they have posted.
    “The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.” — Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    I thought Marcus corporate sent an email back on that one issue and said it was fine?

    Home Depot in Racine is a no go for me. Was asked to leave today with a cart of merchandise. Not allowed to make purchase either.

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    Send Home Depot a nice professional letter letting them know that if they are not in support of your rights then you can no longer patronize their store.

    Tell them you will shop at Menards because Menards does support your rights and has no issue with you open carrying in the store.

    As if Home Depot has a corporate policy against fire arms and if they could send you a copy of that policy.

    Might even be a little fun to picket outside the store on the public side walk, if the letter doesn't work.

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    lilevo wrote:
    I thought Marcus corporate sent an email back on that one issue and said it was fine?
    Nope, it was an email saying that they have a No Weapons policy.
    “The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.” — Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    lilevo wrote:
    Home Depot in Racine is a no go for me. Was asked to leave today with a cart of merchandise. Not allowed to make purchase either.
    Sounds like you (or the store manager) need a copy of this:

    http://www.tennesseefirearms.com/law...s/homedepo.pdf

    Their official policy is to follow state law. We had an incident like this in Georgia and that straightened them out.



    Pretty clear cut to me.

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