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    "Andy's Mart" Texaco on Battleground a staunch no firearms C-Store

    I was driving on fumes the other day during my lunch break and pulled into the Texaco near the corner of Battleground/Lawndale. I almost was putting the nozzle in my car and I saw the "no firearms" sign. I decided to go inside and ask for the manager's phone number because I had a problem with one of their policies.

    The lady at the cash register was really interested in which policy I was upset with. She was extremely confused when I told her it was the no guns allowed policy that upset me. She said "of course we don't allow guns in our stores, we would be crazy to allow that!". I proceeded to tell her that it bothered me because I am a licensed law abiding citizen (I would also like OC'ers to be able to carry there as well, but it helps to say this) and I am not the person who they need to be worried about carrying weapons in their store.

    Blah blah blah she kept repeating the same stuff and laughing at me for thinking anyone but a LEO could ever be trusted carrying a gun. Anyways, I got the manager/owner's number which I give out at the bottom of the page for anyone else interested in contacting him.

    The conversation went the same way with the owner and he said the reason he doesn't allow guns in the store is because there is so much crime in his store........ MORON, that is why we need it...and no, that is not actually what I said to him. I was very articulate and polite, but it would have been fun to say that. He didn't like my "well if you want to reduce crime, why don't you simply put up a 'no robberies or other crime' sign and take down the 'no guns' sign". He hung up on me after I told him that I would post this experience on this site to encourage every one of you to never buy gas or anything else there in the future.

    Contact info below:

    Andy's Mart
    Serving Greensboro

    2204 Battleground Ave
    Greensboro, NC 27408 -6222

    Work phone336) 282-1485
    CELL phone: (336) 404-2914

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    She said "of course we don't allow guns in our stores, we would be crazy to allow that!".
    "DAMN! Guess we gotta go find some other convenient store to rob!"

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    Thanks for the info, I live very close by and I WILL NOT be taking any business there. I may go in and ask about his policy as if I didnt already know and then do the same as you did asking for manager's number, etc.

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    Hey ratt40, missed ya leave the other day. sorry. It was a blessed time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony_I_Am View Post
    "DAMN! Guess we gotta go find some other convenient store to rob!"
    You said it. Guess some store without the sign will be okay to rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratt402 View Post
    Thanks for the info, I live very close by and I WILL NOT be taking any business there. I may go in and ask about his policy as if I didnt already know and then do the same as you did asking for manager's number, etc.
    Please do, it could possibly have an impact, although this gentleman Andy will likely remain a crazy the rest of his life. Perhaps some sense could be talked into him though.

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    Also, another thing to do is keep all your gas receipts for a couple months, and then send a copy of them, with the totals highlighted, and send them to the owner each month, to let him know how much business he is losing...

    Anti's will rarely respond to logic or rational thought. But they DO respond to $$$$ signs...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Hey ratt40, missed ya leave the other day. sorry. It was a blessed time.
    Yea, I know. Had to get home as we had company coming over and if I didnt go help the wife cleaning up, SHE would be posting an ad in here selling my pistols seeing as I was in the hospitol for a looong time and wouldnt be needing them! hahaha

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    I say "Screw Andy & his mart"

    Carry on!

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    I was about to die of thirst leaving the rally last Saturday and I'm pretty sure this is the Texaco I stopped at. I hate it too because I pull in, park the bike, pull off my helmet, walk to the door anticipating the chug of gatorade when I see the sign on the door.

    *sigh*

    Recently I will simply state the fact that I will take my money elsewhere, as I have never talked a sign off a door but I consistently have raised my blood pressure to dangerous highs while engaging in these kind of talks.

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    Yeah, the ones who have already taken the time to get a sign and put it on the door have made up their mind, no amount of logical debate will be likely to change that mind. I'm not saying don't try, but be prepared to be frustrated.

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