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    they have this sign posted on the door. I think it's new, or at least i didn't notice the other times i've visited. I did not ask for clarification

    it reads:

    Please
    When entering
    The
    Store with a
    Firearm
    It
    Must be checked
    At the Register


    Do all dunhams have this policy?
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (who will watch the watchmen?)

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    I haven't noticed it in the stores in Charlotte or in Lansing. If they post it then they are going to lose alot of money. I go there almost weekly.

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    I've never seen this sign at the one in Jackson or Ypsilanti.

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    I think they mean, rifles and shotguns, you know if your going to be talking to an employee about it, whatextrascan Ibuy for this, or how do I take this apart, ect. I think they just don't want you walking thru their store with a shotgun or rifle in your hands, without an employee escort.



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    lapeer20m wrote:
    they have this sign posted on the door. I think it's new, or at least i didn't notice the other times i've visited. I did not ask for clarification

    it reads:


    Please
    When entering
    The
    Store with a
    Firearm
    It
    Must be checked
    At the Register


    Do all dunhams have this policy?
    So did you check your firearm at the register?

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    They don't all have that policy. Although certain Dunhams will do stupid things like try to get you to sign a slip of paper to buy ammo, including your DL number. Others don't try to pull that crap.

    Dunhams are hit or miss. As I've said before, I wish Jays would branch of to south east Michigan and put them out of business around here.
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    I was at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Brighton shortly after it open several years ago. The only guns they had were a FEW shotguns, and a FEW hunting rifles. I asked the guy behind the gun counter if they had any 7.62x39 ammo. He said "we don't sell those kind of rifles or ammo". When I asked why he responded "people in this area complained about us carrying guns. Some peoplehad even COVERED THEIR KIDS EYES WITH THEIR HANDS when they walked past the guns".

    WOW!

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    OH man, Can you picture this? Someone walks into a sporting goods store and pulls out 2 guns, For someoe to chec while the cashier is handing another customer change, OH SHI T, I think that would be enough for someone to hit the all famous PANIC BUTTON. Then cops are on there way. I say if it is Concealed why do they need to know that you have it? I would just keep quite about even haveing anything on me.

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    wally1120 wrote:
    OH man, Can you picture this? Someone walks into a sporting goods store and pulls out 2 guns, For someoe to chec while the cashier is handing another customer change, OH SHI T, I think that would be enough for someone to hit the all famous PANIC BUTTON. Then cops are on there way. I say if it is Concealed why do they need to know that you have it? I would just keep quite about even haveing anything on me.
    I agree. What's dangerous is all the extra added gun handling they're asking for unnecessarily.

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    I was in Ganton Mountain store, West Saginaw, Lansing locationand they had a very similar, if not the exact, same sign on their door. I was a little surprised by this sign since they have quite a large offering of firearms they sell. Their stance is unfortunate and doesn't make sense to me.

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    mikestilly wrote:
    wally1120 wrote:
    OH man, Can you picture this? Someone walks into a sporting goods store and pulls out 2 guns, For someoe to chec while the cashier is handing another customer change, OH SHI T, I think that would be enough for someone to hit the all famous PANIC BUTTON. Then cops are on there way. I say if it is Concealed why do they need to know that you have it? I would just keep quite about even haveing anything on me.
    I agree. What's dangerous is all the extra added gun handling they're asking for unnecessarily.
    Simply ask where their clearing barrel is. Tell them you refuse to endanger their staff and their customers by unloading a firearm without a proper clearing barrel.

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    Kim wrote:
    I was in Ganton Mountain store, West Saginaw, Lansing locationand they had a very similar, if not the exact, same sign on their door. I was a little surprised by this sign since they have quite a large offering of firearms they sell. Their stance is unfortunate and doesn't make sense to me.
    I have not yet notice you on here Kim so may i say Welcome to MOC!

    I will have to concur with your statement. . . doesn't make sense to me either.

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    mikestilly wrote:
    wally1120 wrote:
    OH man, Can you picture this? Someone walks into a sporting goods store and pulls out 2 guns, For someoe to chec while the cashier is handing another customer change, OH SHI T, I think that would be enough for someone to hit the all famous PANIC BUTTON. Then cops are on there way. I say if it is Concealed why do they need to know that you have it? I would just keep quite about even haveing anything on me.
    I agree. What's dangerous is all the extra added gun handling they're asking for unnecessarily.
    Now don't get my comment confused with the scenario where you were going in to have work on (pull out) your pistol, rifle. If you're handling it that's another story but to check all at the register is quite dumb an I'd never do it (or go in if it was required). Why have a disarm at the register sign it's totally unnecessary and a pain if you wanted to make a quick purchase and leave.

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    I visit the Gander Mountain on Hall Road often. They have the same sign posted there. I spoke with the manager and he stated that applies to firearms being brought in to sell or for service. I was told I was welcomed to open carry and no checking of my firearm was required by the store. I walk in there regularly and nothing has ever been said.

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    manicdevery....thank you kindly for the warm welcome.

    sprinklerguy28...glad they explained their policy to you but I think clarifying their sign to read as suchwould do a lot to avoid confusion.

    Just my .02 worth.




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    Also my apologies for the misspelling of Gander Mtn.

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    My apologies for the misspelling of Gander Mtn.

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    sprinklerguy28 wrote:
    I visit the Gander Mountain on Hall Road often. They have the same sign posted there. I spoke with the manager and he stated that applies to firearms being brought in to sell or for service. I was told I was welcomed to open carry and no checking of my firearm was required by the store. I walk in there regularly and nothing has ever been said.
    i think that is what those signs imply.

    i remember reading somewhere(i think here) that there was a miscommunication at cabelas about that and it was later clarified.

    if you are buying,selling,trading or having whatever done to a gun,you must register it,if just carrying-be it open or concealed no checking in with the store clerk to register.

    i saw a guy @ gander mtn ask about that when i got my deer permits this year. and they said it only applies to what i mentioned above,and that OC and CC is exempt.
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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    lil_freak_66 wrote:
    sprinklerguy28 wrote:
    I visit the Gander Mountain on Hall Road often. They have the same sign posted there. I spoke with the manager and he stated that applies to firearms being brought in to sell or for service. I was told I was welcomed to open carry and no checking of my firearm was required by the store. I walk in there regularly and nothing has ever been said.
    i think that is what those signs imply.

    i remember reading somewhere(i think here) that there was a miscommunication at cabelas about that and it was later clarified.

    if you are buying,selling,trading or having whatever done to a gun,you must register it,if just carrying-be it open or concealed no checking in with the store clerk to register.

    i saw a guy @ gander mtn ask about that when i got my deer permits this year. and they said it only applies to what i mentioned above,and that OC and CC is exempt.
    I always OC in that store, never any problems. We actually had a MOC table set up in the lobby this past summer and it went VERY well.

    I am still waiting to hear back from management for the go ahead with our OC seminar in their conference room. I think I will stop in tomorrow and ask in person.

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    MC Sports on Drake Rd. in Kalamazoo has a similar sign and they've told me it also only applies to firearms being brought in to sell or fit holsters or that will otherwise be handled.

    If it's in a holster, leave it in the holster.

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    Don't buy from Dunhams.

    The 'lowest prices, guaranteed!' they guarantee is $27.99 a box of Magtech .40S&W during the ammo crisis.


    They don't know firearm laws, don't care about firearm laws, and would rather just lose business than change their policies. This has been made apparent numerous times from multiple interactions from multiple MOC members.
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    Bronson wrote:
    MC Sports on Drake Rd. in Kalamazoo has a similar sign and they've told me it also only applies to firearms being brought in to sell or fit holsters or that will otherwise be handled.

    If it's in a holster, leave it in the holster.

    Bronson
    wouldnt "fitting holsters" require it to be brandished?

    or would the registering thing take care of that.



    curious as to how it works..
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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    As I understand it you would bring it in a case and check it in and tell them your intentions of looking for a holster. I don't know the procedure from there but I'm sure they'd bring an employee over to help you.

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    T Vance wrote:
    I was at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Brighton shortly after it open several years ago. The only guns they had were a FEW shotguns, and a FEW hunting rifles. I asked the guy behind the gun counter if they had any 7.62x39 ammo. He said "we don't sell those kind of rifles or ammo". When I asked why he responded "people in this area complained about us carrying guns. Some peoplehad even COVERED THEIR KIDS EYES WITH THEIR HANDS when they walked past the guns".

    WOW!
    I live about a mile from there and sometimes pickup 12 gauge ammo in bulk. I have yet to find anyone working the counter with half a brain. They give me the exact same additude about the "scary guns". I wonder if they realize how much business they are losing to Guns Galore haha, I go there all the time because they have everything I could want and are fair in pricing (most of the time).

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