Hey all, I was OCing in the Dicks Sporting Goods store in Williston on Saturday. The store management asked me to leave the store because i was open carrying a handgun on me. Which is perfectly legal in this state, I have done so many times in that store. This time they apparently didn't like that i was doing so. So if you are in town and go to that store be ready to leave when asked. Funny how a store and management who sell firearms and ammo would react that way......
You swabbies talk funny. No problem here with Dicks. Have OC'd several times, not a word about it.
I can't seem to find it, but, I swear there is a thread regarding "Dicks" corporate stating following state law like Cabela's.
I just called the store - manager brian said open carry in holsteres is fine there at Dicks Sporting Goods in Williston - maybe there is an isolated issue with a rogue employee?
Any updates on this?
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)
If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor
I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
I find it hard to believe Dicks holds those views. I've OCed at many Dicks in multiple states with no issues...
Definitely write a letter. I OC at the dicks here in Rutland and never have had an issue.
I spoke to the store manager yesterday about it. He was glad to be able to put a face to the phone conversation. He reiterated that Dicks policy is to follow the state laws as far as OC/CC of the states they are in, but they do have the right as private property owners to ask you to leave. He did say that any agent of the store (IE: employees on the clock can ask for a manager) to deal with any situation they feel they can't handle, when a customer comes in with a holstered gun. As for my wife working there and pulling her stunt, He says that he will speak to her about it. I know he will because I'll get a phone call from her soon after it happens....