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    Bank Of America

    Has anyone dealt with BoA on legally carried firearms and contacted corporate and gotten ahold of written policy prohibiting carried firearms? If you have and you found a "similar to starbucks" follow state and local laws policy please let me know. I'd like to know before I take further action with the branch on pac highway next to the airport in sea-tac.


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    I have never had a problem with the BoA on Bridgeport here in Lakewood, thus no reason to contact corporate or get a policy. HOWEVER IIRC BoA is a no guns policy, probably due to the whole north hollywood shootout deal a dozen or so years back. However my memory is shot and like I said I have never had a problem with this before at the Lakewood location....
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    I have been to several BOA branches in the Tacoma/Lakewood area and have not had any problems.
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    I always love references to that North Hollywood BOA shoot-out! If that had happened here in Texas a deer hunter with a scoped 30-06 would have ended it with 2 bullets from anywhere inside 300 yrds! lol

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    I think anyone BUT LAPD would have ended it quicker... Nothing against LAPD, they do a good job in general. However they were one of the LAST big pd's to adopt rifles for everyone of their officers.

    And to think those officers "robbed" (read broke into and acquired for official police use) a gun store and ubtained a bunch of AR rifles. Then not too long after that the Brady Bill gets passed and even referenced the shootout in the signing speech! How oxymoronic is that?
    "And shepherds we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
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    "If the rest of the world says: 'War,' I can only say: 'Very well. I do not want war, but no one, however peaceable, can live in peace if his neighbor intends to force a quarrel.'" - Adolf Hitler...

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    Not to derail but... the ending of that shoot out, broadcast live on TV, was the BEST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poosharker View Post
    Has anyone dealt with BoA on legally carried firearms and contacted corporate and gotten ahold of written policy prohibiting carried firearms? If you have and you found a "similar to starbucks" follow state and local laws policy please let me know. I'd like to know before I take further action with the branch on pac highway next to the airport in sea-tac.
    Close your accounts with them, and Chase, if you have them.

    BOA gave loans to 'undocumented immigrants' with no social security number, a signature loan basically, for up to 2k$, while American citizens who HAD socials were 'required' to supply them to get approved for loans...

    BOA also refuses to do business with gun shops and the like. They will not let you open an account, and if they realize later that it's a gun related business, they'll close the account...

    http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...nk+and+America

    If you need a referral to Navy Federal Credit Union, let me know. They actually PAY you to keep money there, and there are no fees other than the standard overdraft fees and ATM fees (on some accounts).

    They do not allow OC (or CC for that matter), due to 'complexities in state law, we can't train every person in every state on every law, so our board of directors thought it easier to just disallow it' , as said by a guy from corporate security. I was also told that 'We really feel for your position, since here probably about 90% of us are retired police or military and carry everywhere, except for work, it's against our policy as employees to carry in the building. HOWEVER, that being said, if a customer were to come into one of our branches concealed, and it wasn't printing, we wouldn't even know a gun existed, so it would be a non-issue, now I can't tell you to carry concealed in our branches, as it is something that we've chosen not to allow, but if no one knows, then no one can say anything, if you get my drift'..

    Wasn't verbatim, but close enough.

    The customer service from them is OUTSTANDING, I applied for a loan and picked up the check the same day, nothing but great experiences with them.

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    Never had an issue at BOA,I just cashed a check there two days ago. If Navy Credit won't allow by simply following state law I wouldn't open an account there either.

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    How does NFCU "pay" you to keep money there?
    I have an account there, but have not been paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    How does NFCU "pay" you to keep money there?
    I have an account there, but have not been paid.
    Have you not received dividends?

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    Whenever you contact a Corporation and ask about their "Firearms Policy" you will almost always get their official "Employee Firearm Policy, not the one that pertains to Customers. These policies are always pulled out of some Employee Handbook. None say Customers are not allowed to legally carry firearms in their business. One exception is the Post Office but it's not a business, it's more of a joke.

    As for BoA, I have carried on their premises for well over 30 years. Had a manager even ask once "is that a gun?" Goes to show the intelligence level they hire.

    This Bank Manager has some brains:

    http://www.brenhambanner.com/article...ews/news03.txt

    We need to see some signs like this out West.
    “Lawful concealed carry permitted on these premises. Management recognizes the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as an inalienable right of all citizens. We therefore support and encourage the carrying of licensed concealed weapons.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poosharker View Post
    Has anyone dealt with BoA on legally carried firearms and contacted corporate and gotten ahold of written policy prohibiting carried firearms? If you have and you found a "similar to starbucks" follow state and local laws policy please let me know. I'd like to know before I take further action with the branch on pac highway next to the airport in sea-tac.
    What action are you planning and is there something that happened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeroket View Post
    What action are you planning and is there something that happened?
    I was doing some business in that bank, and talking with a teller showing me around, and I asked about lawfully possessed firearms and he looks at me strange and tells me no, nobody but police can have a gun in a bank, it's a bank... now I want to find out if it is BoA policy to abide by state and local laws like starbux, or if they really do have a no guns for customers policy somewhere. I want to make some calls but like amlevin said, I might talk to more peolpe who don't know what they are talking about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poosharker View Post
    I was doing some business in that bank, and talking with a teller showing me around, and I asked about lawfully possessed firearms and he looks at me strange and tells me no, nobody but police can have a gun in a bank, it's a bank... now I want to find out if it is BoA policy to abide by state and local laws like starbux, or if they really do have a no guns for customers policy somewhere. I want to make some calls but like amlevin said, I might talk to more peolpe who don't know what they are talking about.
    This sounds to me like an idiot underling talking out of his/her ass based on assumptions and years of media brainwashing. My response would have been something along the lines of, "Really? It's not illegal to carry a firearm in a bank. Did someone here tell you that it was illegal? Also, could I speak with your manager? Thanks."

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    no offense to poosharker, he is a great guy, however I think the error here was in the fact that the question was brought up by him. I think it would have been ignored if no one had asked a single question. That is just my honest opinion though....
    "And shepherds we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc5 View Post
    no offense to poosharker, he is a great guy, however I think the error here was in the fact that the question was brought up by him. I think it would have been ignored if no one had asked a single question. That is just my honest opinion though....

    +1
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -John Stuart Mill

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc5 View Post
    no offense to poosharker, he is a great guy, however I think the error here was in the fact that the question was brought up by him. I think it would have been ignored if no one had asked a single question. That is just my honest opinion though....
    I can't oc like all of you 21+ people. If i never asked everyone would have ignored it because there was no firearm.

    If I was ocing, I wouldn't ask for permission, because it know it is lawful, I was just curious if the bank had a policy on it.

    Also I did ask for the manager, but they put me on the phone with some angry security guy who is against OC to the max and said you would be shot first by a bank robber...wasn't a nice guy, kept cutting me off and interupting, after a bit of that I just told him have a nice day and hung up.


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    Under the old forum I could post the info but its harder than hell to find anything. BOA is like Starbucks, key bank and other businesses.

    I OC in the Tacoma Mall Blvd & Fife location without issue.

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    Bank Of America Clarifies Position on Guns and Banking - Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    http://www.ammoland.com/2010/06/01/b...s-and-banking/

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    I don't bank with them because I've had horrible banking experiences there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I don't bank with them because I've had horrible banking experiences there.
    I've had no problems banking there.

    To M1, I still don't see a statement of "follow state and local laws". However another member here PMed me about that and that was what they stated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poosharker View Post
    I've had no problems banking there.

    To M1, I still don't see a statement of "follow state and local laws". However another member here PMed me about that and that was what they stated.
    Give it time...... It wasn't just one isolated incident, though. Everybody does what is best for them. If they are good to you I'd stay too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poosharker View Post
    I've had no problems banking there.
    You are still young. BoA only has two kinds of customers. Those who have had problems and those who will have problems. They are just like the old telephone company, before breakup. Their unstated motto is "We don't care. We don't have to."

    Any Company that big doesn't have to answer to their customers. They only answer to the Government and they can "buy" that.

    Try a Credit Union like BECU or any of the many other choices. If there is a problem you can actually talk to a person that speaks english, is right here in the NW, and usually gets the problem handled. They pay better interest on deposit accounts and no fee's on ATM use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    You are still young. BoA only has two kinds of customers. Those who have had problems and those who will have problems. They are just like the old telephone company, before breakup. Their unstated motto is "We don't care. We don't have to."

    Any Company that big doesn't have to answer to their customers. They only answer to the Government and they can "buy" that.

    Try a Credit Union like BECU or any of the many other choices. If there is a problem you can actually talk to a person that speaks english, is right here in the NW, and usually gets the problem handled. They pay better interest on deposit accounts and no fee's on ATM use.
    +1

    I've been banking with BECU for over 15 years and have never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoWeenie View Post
    Have you not received dividends?
    I used to, but haven't in quite some time now.
    I think there is a minimum dollar amount you must have to receive dividends. Since they don't have a local branch, I don't use them as my primary account.

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