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    taken from OC experiences thread, post by kryptonian:
    OC today running errands and ran into Meijer store in commerce. grabbed a cleaning bore brush to clean my sister's .22 rifle. got stopped by 4 young high school guys who asked me about it. i said 18 to carry but a guy in sporting goods corrected me saying it was 21. not sure if that was right but was a good rep for open carry when i was approached by a meijer employee - not sure if manager or not - asked me what that was on my leg. said it was a handgun. he said i suggest you leave because i wasn't a uniformed LEO. said ok and can i buy this and leave? he said no i suggest you leave right now. can i take it back to the aisle or do you want to do it? he said he would. told those kids it happens and to research it on this site. i left and he and a couple other employees walked about 40 feet behind me. as with any of these things you think of stuff you should have said later on. what i should have said was "didn't your store get robbed at gunpoint about a month ago and taken for about $20k?"
    went up to walmart and got it CHEAPER and no problems. was a medical emergency going on in the pharmacy and Oakland Co. deputy was there and EMS rolling in. the deputy stopped me OC weeks ago at end of my street and was polite, professional and i was going to thank him for that but he looked busy so went home.
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    Kicked out of Meijer's for OC
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum30/24568.html
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    i would really like to get my open carry brothers in michigan behind me on this one. i haven't set foot in a meijer since my incident (linked above) in june of 2009. the problem with meijer is their supposed policy is to leave it up to the individual stores. not to mention they are completely unresponsive when you try to contact them about the issue. we really need to blow up their phone and e-mail with complaints and tell them we're all stopping shopping there until they recognize our rights.
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    I open carry in Meijer, all the time, at least once a week I would say. Never had anyone say anything to me. Just sayin.

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    the issue that meijer as a corporation does not recognize our right. individual stores are fine with it. i know that new haven is fine with it but several others are not. a few apples are spoiling the whole bunch and meijer corporate needs to be hit where it hurts. in the pocketbook. we need to send them a clear message. they've lost thousands in business from me alone in just one year.
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    I oc in the meijer on average once every week or so. Never had any problems at all. I oc at the one in Roseville.
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    again, everyone is well aware that individual stores are ok with it. the problem is that corporate does not have the sack to step up and make a national policy. they leave it up to not only the individual stores, but the manager on duty. you could have a different experience depending on the manager on duty.
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    I think it's hilarious and absurd that you are going to stop shopping at a Michigan based company, and go to wal mart instead, do they have guns in china?

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    this is what's hilarious and absurd:
    does meijer sell products made in china? yes.
    is walmart based in the US? yes.
    does walmart have a national corporate policy allowing legal OC? yes.
    one is the clear winner here. you decide.
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    been to 2 other meijer stores (wixom and livonia) OC no problem. the commerce store that kicked me out today was recently robbed at gunpoint early in the morning when they first opened or prepared for daily registers to open. 6 employees including my neighbor were held at gunpoint and manager locked in vault. reeks of inside job. surprised they didn't check their work schedule on the way out. what better reason to endorse OC?
    wonder what would happen if a dozen organized OC people went into store one at a time and all shopped around.
    question - if you got told to leave store and return on another date OC would the first removal still be effect? they could always tell police you were told before.
    if CC in store and something happened and you didn't intervene you could always tell them that you would have but this store doesn't like guns.
    today i went right back to sporting dept, found my item and was heading out to pay and be gone. my stopping to talk to the guys allowed time for them to act. i stood right out in aisle. this was my first store removal. oh well. lesson learned.

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    the store i was kicked out of said CC was OK. as far as notification, once you've been informed of that stores policy, that is forever. no expiration on that.
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    last i read,meijer was to follow state law,but leave it up to the individual store manager to choose.


    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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    those two things contradict each other. either you follow state law, or it's a free-for-all.
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    kyleplusitunes wrote:
    I think it's hilarious and absurd that you are going to stop shopping at a Michigan based company, and go to wal mart instead, do they have guns in china?
    The samsung TV i buy at meijer is the same samsung TV i buy at wal-mart. Same goes with the milk, the eggs, the meat, etc. It all comes from the same place. Don't start with that please.



    Personally, I don't care if Meijer is a michigan based company or not. If they will not support my rights given to me by the constitution of the united states of america, i will not support them by keeping them in business.

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    thx malignity. you summed it up perfectly.
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    i think this is the phone number for their corporate:
    (616) 735-5070
    please join me in calling them to get a real answer on what their corporate policy really is or getting them to change their existing policy
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    Okay PLEASE everyone who spends HARD earned money at Wal-Mart please please please watch this movie...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GINu...amp;playnext=1

    I am sorry, and I know this doesn't directly have to do with firearms, but it has to do with being Americans, and Humans in genral, so PLEASE please please watch this if you insist on shopping at Wal-Mart. If you still want to shop their after seeing this video, go for it, but do me the favor of watching it, its an 11 part series on the youtube site. Its under free-movies on Comcast-OnDemand alot too, just not right now.

    Anyways God Bless guys and gals, carry on.


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    seen it. it's a little out of date though. walmart has made some improvements since then. not saying they're perfect, but it's kind of like the choice between the proverbial **** sandwich and the giant ****** when it comes to walmart and meijer. south park fans will know what i'm talking about.
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    eastmeyers wrote:
    Okay PLEASE everyone who spends HARD earned money at Wal-Mart please please please watch this movie...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GINu...amp;playnext=1

    I am sorry, and I know this doesn't directly have to do with firearms, but it has to do with being Americans, and Humans in genral, so PLEASE please please watch this if you insist on shopping at Wal-Mart. If you still want to shop their after seeing this video, go for it, but do me the favor of watching it, its an 11 part series on the youtube site. Its under free-movies on Comcast-OnDemand alot too, just not right now.

    Anyways God Bless guys and gals, carry on.


    Movie or not, Wal-Mart has ammo for $5 cheaper a box than anywhere on the planet. I don't care if they're the worst company in the world, they have the cheapest ammo, and when you're on a low income, saving money is a necessity. lol
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    Lets see.... Shop at a company that doesn't approve of ANY basic human rights (except the people that pay their salary, yeah they are okay to have rights, but the people that work for us, NO NO they can't have any basic human rights, hell we only keep them alive so they can work for $5 a week)

    "Always Low Prices"

    -OR-

    Shop at a MICHIGAN based company that as a general rule fallow all laws, meaning 90%+ of their stores allow OC, seeing as how I have OC'd in about 10+ Meijer stores (at least 50-100 times)and have NEVER had anything said to me. And I will remind you that they leave it up to individual managers, which has rarely been in acted, also they are PRIVATE PROPERTY and have the right to not want you on their property.

    Again God Bless


    PS: Look at how many of their US employees are on food, water, gas, electric, medical, and other assistant programs, because they don't pay ANYTHING!
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    malignity wrote:
    eastmeyers wrote:
    Okay PLEASE everyone who spends HARD earned money at Wal-Mart please please please watch this movie...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GINu...amp;playnext=1

    I am sorry, and I know this doesn't directly have to do with firearms, but it has to do with being Americans, and Humans in genral, so PLEASE please please watch this if you insist on shopping at Wal-Mart. If you still want to shop their after seeing this video, go for it, but do me the favor of watching it, its an 11 part series on the youtube site. Its under free-movies on Comcast-OnDemand alot too, just not right now.

    Anyways God Bless guys and gals, carry on.


    Movie or not, Wal-Mart has ammo for $5 cheaper a box than anywhere on the planet. I don't care if they're the worst company in the world, they have the cheapest ammo, and when you're on a low income, saving money is a necessity. lol
    I am also low income, and my father and brother tried to use those excuses with me too but think of all the people who are low income because of the store you shop at. When you support this company you support other people being low income too, that is such a BS excuse! Sorry! I have a mortgage, medical bills, and eveything else, oh and I don't work because a Semi-Truck ran me over in my car in December, I am on an EXTREME fixed income! I don't want to hear it!

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    you seem to be pretty well informed about such matters... i'm sure you're aware that in meijer scores consistently lower than walmart when rated by the human rights campaign. in fact meijer scored a 0% 3 years in a row. 15% last year as compared to walmart's 40%
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    eastmeyers wrote:
    malignity wrote:
    eastmeyers wrote:
    Okay PLEASE everyone who spends HARD earned money at Wal-Mart please please please watch this movie...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GINu...x=0&playnext=1

    I am sorry, and I know this doesn't directly have to do with firearms, but it has to do with being Americans, and Humans in genral, so PLEASE please please watch this if you insist on shopping at Wal-Mart.* If you still want to shop their after seeing this video, go for it, but do me the favor of watching it, its an 11 part series on the youtube site.* Its under free-movies on Comcast-OnDemand alot too, just not right now.

    Anyways God Bless guys and gals, carry on.

    *

    Movie or not, Wal-Mart has ammo for $5 cheaper a box than anywhere on the planet. I don't care if they're the worst company in the world, they have the cheapest ammo, and when you're on a low income, saving money is a necessity. lol
    I am also low income, and my father and brother tried to use those excuses with me too but think of all the people who are low income because of the store you shop at.* When you support this company you support other people being low income too, that is such a BS excuse!* Sorry!* I have a mortgage, medical bills, and eveything else, oh and I don't work because a Semi-Truck ran me over in my car in December, I am on an EXTREME fixed income!* I don't want to hear it!

    God Bless
    how many meijer employees are on public programs? the only reason you don't have that data is because meijer isn't as big as walmart and no one's made a movie about it. yet.
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    Sounds like they are in corprate WalMart pocket!

    I have frieds and family that work at Meijer and they are treated like gold. My mother in-law has worked their for21 years!

    God Bless
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