Thread: Guitar Center in Canton Mich
This was sent to me by a relative today. Thought I would pass it on. This is posted on the front door of Guitar Center in Canton Mich.
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With the events of this past Tuesday's shootings at the beer distributor I strongly suggest that anyone that reads this thread fire off an email to GC's corporate offices.
Guitar Center, Inc.
5795 Lindero Canyon Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91362 Map
I just got off the phone with the manager in Canton and the OFFENSIVE sign has been removed.
For anyone else that would like to "voice" their opinion the managers name is Andrew and the stores # is (734) 844-0600.
Last edited by fozzy71; 08-05-2010 at 05:19 PM.
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I suggest others send email/call as well.
Don't know about you guys/gals, but the first thing I do when I grab my guitar is disarm. The nice scratch on the side of my vehicle taught me what that metal clip can do. The sign is a bit insulting, though. I've never been to a Guitar Center. Visited Elderly Instruments in Lansing and never felt I could want something they wouldn't have, though some of their prices are a bit higher.
If they have a no carry policy, that's fine with me, they can be added to the do not patronize list. MY issue was the offensive nature of their sign.
Carry anyway and tell them the sign doesn't apply to you because you're not a cowboy.
(Yes, it's a joke... the sign's gone.)
I bought a 1911 on those exact premises back when it was a sporting goods store 10+ years ago. Sad to know it would not be welcome back.
Has anybody else written an email to them or made a call to them?
Last edited by warlockmatized; 08-06-2010 at 06:50 AM.
I should make a sign that says:
Hey Guitar Center!
I'll buy my music equipment somewhere else!
then tape it next to their sign.
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They told me that it was because of a customer complaining about someone who was OCing irresponsibly.
sounds like they need one of those "no self defense allowed" stickers.
Last edited by Glock9mmOldStyle; 08-06-2010 at 02:51 PM. Reason: oops
From what the employee said to me, it sounded like someone was trying to make a show out of his/her open carrying.
would that sign in question only apply to starfish carrying in a western style holster?
I used to live right across the street from there and OC all the time... lol... I find it likely that was put up because of me.
Received a call from them yesterday. According to the gentleman I spoke with on the phone the sign was removed during my initial phone call the day before and the overall issue has been escalated to the next level.