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    I emailed them to find out what their position was on open carry..........



    Thank you for your email,

    Our company has a No Weapons Policy. The purpose of the policy is to provide a
    safe, secure and comfortable environment for our customers and visitors to our
    premises. Just as our associates are prohibited from carrying weapons on
    company property or while on company business, customers and visitors (other
    than law enforcement and other authorized security personnel) are prohibited
    from carrying weapons while shopping in our stores.

    Please be assured that I have shared your feedback with our management.

    Thank you again for contacting us so that we could provide you with this
    information.

    Sincerely,


    Eileen Katz
    Manager, Consumer Affairs





    I guess we will be shopping elsewhere...............

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    Why was this at issue? Was there a sign posted?
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    No,I havefamily member who is in management there and I asked him a few weeks ago and he didn't have the first clue as to what their policy is. I gave him a few hypotheticals as to what he would do if I/someone came in one of his stores open carrying, and he didn't know. So, I figured I would check myself.

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    Is it really in anyone's best interest to know? Why would anyone know or care if Stop and Shop has nothing posted about this sort of policy?
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    I dont think its enforceable lacking signage. Like as not its just that managers opinion.

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    Since it is already out there, I figured I would take the time to send some feedback. I hope others will as well. If you do, feel free to use any of this as you wish.

    Sent via their contact page (http://www.stopandshop.com/customer_...tact/index.htm) (Just click 'Consumer affairs'.):
    After seeing this policy from a member of your staff:

    "Our company has a No Weapons Policy. The purpose of the policy is to provide a
    safe, secure and comfortable environment for our customers and visitors to our
    premises. Just as our associates are prohibited from carrying weapons on
    company property or while on company business, customers and visitors (other
    than law enforcement and other authorized security personnel) are prohibited
    from carrying weapons while shopping in our stores.

    Please be assured that I have shared your feedback with our management.

    Thank you again for contacting us so that we could provide you with this
    information.

    Sincerely,


    Eileen Katz
    Manager, Consumer Affairs"

    I will take my business elsewhere. Why Stop and Shop as a company feels that they have the right to restrict my right to personal defense and jeopardize my safety just because I shop at their store is beyond my understanding. I suggest your company reevaluates its position on such an important issue.

    CT state law allows for properly permitted people to carry a firearm. Why does Stop and Shop feel that what is good for the rest of the state is not good within their store?

    Furthermore, the explanation that this policy also applies to your employees only highlights the lack of respect and trust Stop and Shop has for their employees.

    Until Stop and Shop rethinks such a terrible decision, I will shop elsewhere, as well as the many other people who have read this email on the internet.

    I would like to remind you that there are over 150,000 permit holders in Connecticut and the word is spreading fast.

    Very disappointed in your business decision,
    Rich B
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    Thanks RichB, that is a well written letter. I already sent mine. Thanks for the time, I hope everyone uses it to voice their concerns as well.Nice job.

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    I just clicked on the link and this is what I got:






    We're Sorry.
    We are experiencing technical difficulties with our web site and are unable to process your request. Please try again or check back later as we hope to have our site operational soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.






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    Yep. Apparently their website sucks. Not even sure how they failed at that.

    I updated the link in my post. You will have to click 'Consumer Affairs'.
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    sent. not that i am a huge stop and shop customer.

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    OH NO!!! I have been carrying in Stop and Shop and have not had a problem yet, but now WTF???

    Seems like I need to write a letter.

    And yes there is no saign saying no firearms!

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    If there is no sign, then nothing else matters.
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    Ctclassic wrote:
    I emailed them to find out what their position was on open carry..........



    Thank you for your email,

    Our company has a No Weapons Policy. The purpose of the policy is to provide a
    safe, secure and comfortable environment for our customers and visitors to our
    premises. Just as our associates are prohibited from carrying weapons on
    company property or while on company business, customers and visitors (other
    than law enforcement and other authorized security personnel) are prohibited
    from carrying weapons while shopping in our stores.

    Please be assured that I have shared your feedback with our management.

    Thank you again for contacting us so that we could provide you with this
    information.

    Sincerely,


    Eileen Katz
    Manager, Consumer Affairs





    I guess we will be shopping elsewhere...............

    This is odd.



    I shop at the Newington Stop & Shop on Fenn Road; I've OC'ed and CC'ed in that store for several years and no one in managementhas said diddly-s*** to me.



    The question that I would pose toMs. Katzis something like:



    If I'm prohibited from lawfully carrying a defensive sidearm in your store, then you'll be responsible for my safety in the store and on my way to my car, and be liable for anything that happens to me,right???




    I've asked that question to a number of people and have yet to receive an affirmative answer.



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    I've been open carrying at the S&S on the post road in Norwalk for a very long time. Employees/management have never said anything to me about it. There is no sign posted.

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    Just got back from Stop and Shop iwth my 7 month old. Carried concealed, but not very well concealed. No signs at the one in Old Saybrook.
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    I have OC'ed and CC'ed at the ones in Windsor and Enfield..never an issue..and at Big Y as well...

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    I have never had a problem at the one in Hamden.

    I DID email Stop & Shop and got the same answer that he did from the same person.

    They have to post a sign or ask you to leave right?

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    Chubs2287 wrote:
    They have to post a sign or ask you to leave right?
    Well, asking and then posting the response on a public forum sure isn't going to help anyone in a court of law...
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    Chubs,

    If its not posted, they can still ask you to leave. If you simply comply, then you are within the law.
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