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    I went into the store in Sheffield Village with my three sons and was open carrying my Glock 19 and had no problem in the firearm department, as I was walking around the store another customer approached me and said "Do you ever get harassed when you open carry?" Just as I was about to say "no" a frantic woman came up to us and said that if I had what she called a CCW that I had to conceal my weapon. I informed her that she was incorrect and quoted her the ORC and she got even more flustered (I remained calm) and said that the police told her that was the case and I offered to wait while she called the police so she could get a better education. She became even more flustered and said "I'm not going to argue with you" I replied "I'm not arguing, just trying to educate you but if you would like me to spend my money elsewhere then I would be happy to do so at a pro-gun store" as she walked away she threw her hands in the air and said "yeah i'm not pro-gun, that's why I have a CCW!!" Below is an excerpt from Gander Mountain's own website that I checked before I went in:

    OPEN AND CONCEAL CARRY POLICY

    Our customers that are legally carrying a firearm concealed on their person or openly as State Law permits are welcome in our stores.

    We do ask that customers bringing in firearms or bows for repair or quotes bring them in cased and check them in at the service desk, so that we can ensure they are handled safely while in our possession.

    Here is the link...http://www.gandermountain.com/customer_ ... licy.shtml

    I am emailing Gander Mountain Corp. and will send them the link to this thread so they can see the incompetence of the store manager.

    BTW the customer who was talking to me also left and as he did he said "sorry to jinx you" and "she's wrong" so that was two customers that she turned away.

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    gqpolo wrote:
    ...a frantic woman came up to us and said that if I had what she called a CCW that I had to conceal my weapon. I informed her that she was incorrect and quoted her the ORC and she got even more flustered (I remained calm) and said that the police told her that was the case ...
    It sounds like she was misinformed by the police, if indeed she called them. It is common practice for the police to claim that if you have a CCW or concealed carry license that you are no longer ‘allowed’ to carry openly. I have been told this to my face by the Tacoma PD here in WA, and have read reports of police in other states making similar claims.

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    Mainsail wrote:
    gqpolo wrote:
    ...a frantic woman came up to us and said that if I had what she called a CCW that I had to conceal my weapon. I informed her that she was incorrect and quoted her the ORC and she got even more flustered (I remained calm) and said that the police told her that was the case ...
    It sounds like she was misinformed by the police, if indeed she called them. It is common practice for the police to claim that if you have a CCW or concealed carry license that you are no longer ‘allowed’ to carry openly. I have been told this to my face by the Tacoma PD here in WA, and have read reports of police in other states making similar claims.
    That's exactly what the police here in Ohio do.

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    And that my friends is truly sad

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    gqpolo wrote:
    Here is the link...http://www.gandermountain.com/customer_ ... licy.shtml
    That got truncated somehow. Here is the full URL:

    http://www.gandermountain.com/custom...rypolicy.shtml



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    Mainsail wrote:
    SNIP It is common practice for the police to claim that if you have a CCW or concealed carry license that you are no longer ‘allowed’ to carry openly. I have been told this to my face by the Tacoma PD here in WA, and have read reports of police in other states making similar claims.
    Hypothetical conversation between cop and Citizen (with hidden recording device).

    Cop: Cover that up! Yourpermit means it must be concealed!

    Citizen (sounding very innocent): Wow! I'm sorry, sir. I had no idea. I guess it must then also be a violation of 18.2-308, a Class1 misdemeanor, huh?

    Cop: [anti-OC commentary]

    Citizen (still sounding innocent):Gosh, officer. I had no idea. Since you are demanding it, I will go ahead and cover it up. I really appreciate you cutting me a break and not citing me for aClass 1 misdemeanor.

    Cop:[leaves]

    First words of formal complaint:

    Dear Lt. Smith,

    What kind of jackasses do you people employ? Attached is an audio recording of Officer Liar Jonesspouting complete horsesnit...

    PS: I wouldn't really write the words ******* or horsesnit in a formal complaint.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    That's is crazy here in north carolina when you walk up to the door they have a huge stand alone sign that says "check in firearms only if you are having it serviced. This dose not apply to people who are open carrying and ccw"

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    Wow the cabellas in utah has this sign

    http://www.utahconcealedcarry.com/do...le.php?id=1131

    Says your fine unless you need work done on it.

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    I see this over and over...

    "...for the police to claim that if you have a CCW or concealed carry license that you are no longer allowed to carry openly."

    By that same logic, once I got my driver's license I'm no longer allowed to ride my 10-speed bike.

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