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    Thankyou To All The Stores That Respect Open Carry

    Far to often we focus on the negative and forget the positive. I want to thank all the stores that respect our right to carry. I thought we could make a list to help anyone new to OC and to show that most stores follow state law and don't have any problems with oc. I believe we should suport those who suport us. I have OC'ed at these places with no problem and they have earned my buisness.

    Thank You
    Walmart- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Viroqua and Prairie Du Chiene
    Tractor Supply- Viroqua
    Nelson Ag. Center- Viroqua
    Kwik Trip- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Coon Valley and Viroqua
    Fazolis- Onalaska
    Shopko- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Home Depo- Onalaska
    Gander Mt.- Onalaska
    Panerra Bread- Onalaska
    McDonalds- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Cabellas- Prairie Du Chiene
    Culvers- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Marineland- Onalaska
    Menards- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Payless Shoes- Onalaska
    Starbucks- Onalaska

    Please everybody feel free to add to this list. We need to show that stores that don't allow oc are in the minority.
    Carry on and carry proud.
    Last edited by johnny amish; 01-02-2011 at 11:46 AM.
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    I must agree with you Johnny.
    I would also add a thanks to Mills Fleet Farm (Germantown) the Menards on Browndeer Road in Milwaukee, and both my local Pick n Saves (Good Hope, and North Green Bay Road). It sure is nice to know that I am welcome as I am, at all of them.
    I guess my real show of thanks is the cash I spend, time and time again, at the stores that show me basic respect. I get respect from them, they get money from me... It's a good deal.

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    And thank you to all the stores that exercise your legal right to choose whether you want armed civilians in your stores with perhaps little or no knowledge of the guns they carry. This is America and that is the law.

    Frankly I have carried in so many stores in the LaCrosse area that it would take a whole page of posts to list them and have never once been asked to leave or even approached by a manager or employee except for one instance in an actual gun store lol.

    Sometimes I wonder if it isn't kooks fooling around with their sidearms, looking shady, or being overtly aggressive that sets off a negative wave. I have even gone so far as to seek out store owners and managers that I know have seen me OC and introduce myself, give them literature and thank them for being pro-carry as was the recent case with the franchise owner of both McDonald's in LaCrosse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny amish View Post
    Far to often we focus on the negative and forget the positive. I want to thank all the stores that respect our right to carry. I thought we could make a list to help anyone new to OC and to show that most stores follow state law and don't have any problems with oc. I believe we should suport those who suport us. I have OC'ed at these places with no problem and they have earned my buisness.

    Thank You
    Walmart- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Viroqua and Prairie Du Chiene
    Tractor Supply- Viroqua
    Nelson Ag. Center- Viroqua
    Kwik Trip- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Coon Valley and Viroqua
    Fazolis- Onalaska
    Shopko- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Home Depo- Onalaska
    Gander Mt.- Onalaska
    Panerra Bread- Onalaska
    McDonalds- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Cabellas- Prairie Du Chiene
    Culvers- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Marineland- Onalaska
    Menards- LaCrosse and Onalaska

    Please everybody feel free to add to this list. We need to show that stores that don't allow oc are in the minority.
    Carry on and carry proud.
    These are off the top of my head:

    Dam Road Gun Shop - Delavan
    Wal-Mart - Delavan
    Starbucks - Delavan
    Franks County Market - Elkhorn
    Dunham's Sporting Goods - Delavan
    Culvers - Elkhorn
    Panera - Delavan

    I'll think of more.

    I agree with Spartacus, however, that the list will be very long. That is good!

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    We should put this on Blains fb wall !

    Also thanks to :

    Mills F&F Waupaca,Clintonville,Stevens Point,Appleton,Green Bay
    Wal-Mart Plover,Appleton,New London
    Cousins Subs Appleton,Wautoma,St.Francis
    Menards Appleton,Plover
    Sandbur Corners Iola
    B bar 10 western wear Amhearst
    Frontier restaurant Amhearst
    Wolf River Drive In Fremont
    Lowes Plover
    Rick's Guns Iola
    Jakes barber shop Iola
    Shivers soft serve Iola

    These are just a few I patronize
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul@paul-fisher.com View Post
    I agree with Spartacus, however, that the list will be very long. That is good!
    A long list is what we need. We can show any new commers to this forum and any anti's lurking in the shadows that oc is very well respected in this state.
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    Paddock Lake Sports
    Antique / Furniture Store in same building / entrance as above...

    How about making this a sticky...????

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    Mechanics LTD. - Racine
    Wal-Mart - Sturtevant
    Woodman's - Kenosha
    Gander Mountain - Kenosha, Franklin
    Lizzy's Green Cafe - Kansasville
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    Thanks to the stores listed below, I'll add more when I can:

    Wal-Mart - Menomonie, WI
    Culvers - Menomonie, WI
    Mill's Fleet Farm - Menomonie, WI
    Last edited by Pyro01; 03-15-2011 at 11:31 PM.
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    Updated list via cut and paste from here into word then cut and paste all back here...

    Walmart- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Viroqua and Prairie Du Chiene
    Tractor Supply- Viroqua
    Nelson Ag. Center- Viroqua
    Kwik Trip- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Coon Valley and Viroqua
    Fazolis- Onalaska
    Shopko- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Home Depo- Onalaska
    Gander Mt.- Onalaska
    Panerra Bread- Onalaska
    McDonalds- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Cabellas- Prairie Du Chiene
    Culvers- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Marineland- Onalaska
    Menards- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Dam Road Gun Shop - Delavan
    Wal-Mart - Delavan
    Starbucks - Delavan
    Franks County Market - Elkhorn
    Dunham's Sporting Goods - Delavan
    Culvers - Elkhorn
    Panera – Delavan
    Mills F&F Waupaca,Clintonville,Stevens Point,Appleton,Green Bay
    Wal-Mart Plover,Appleton,New London
    Cousins Subs Appleton,Wautoma,St.Francis
    Menards Appleton,Plover
    Sandbur Corners Iola
    B bar 10 western wear Amhearst
    Frontier restaurant Amhearst
    Wolf River Drive In Fremont
    Lowes Plover
    Rick's Guns Iola
    Jakes barber shop Iola
    Shivers soft serve Iola
    Paddock Lake Sports – Paddock Lake WI. Kenosha County
    Antique / Furniture Store in same building same entrance as above...
    Mechanics LTD. - Racine
    Wal-Mart - Sturtevant
    Woodman's - Kenosha
    Gander Mountain - Kenosha

    Saved in my computer as a word document...will keep updating accordingly...

    Outdoorsman.

    Edited to add ... Maybe we (I) could catagorize the list by geographical area..???
    Last edited by Outdoorsman1; 03-14-2011 at 05:04 PM. Reason: add info

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    There's a website called Friend or Foe that keeps track of stores support/nonsupport of our rights, but it's pretty empty right now. The tool is there, but we need to add businesses to the database, and so it's largely up to us if we want to use it to make it an awesome tool or a sub-par one like it is now. I entered Menomonie, WI and the only thing it pulled up was Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire. It's also mentioned in the stickied thread for the WI forum, "Stores that infringe upon our rights".
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny amish View Post
    Far to often we focus on the negative and forget the positive. I want to thank all the stores that respect our right to carry. I thought we could make a list to help anyone new to OC and to show that most stores follow state law and don't have any problems with oc. I believe we should suport those who suport us. I have OC'ed at these places with no problem and they have earned my buisness.

    Thank You
    Walmart- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Viroqua and Prairie Du Chiene
    Tractor Supply- Viroqua
    Nelson Ag. Center- Viroqua
    Kwik Trip- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Coon Valley and Viroqua
    Fazolis- Onalaska
    Shopko- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Home Depo- Onalaska
    Gander Mt.- Onalaska
    Panerra Bread- Onalaska
    McDonalds- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Cabellas- Prairie Du Chiene
    Culvers- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Marineland- Onalaska
    Menards- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Payless Shoes- Onalaska
    Starbucks- Onalaska

    Please everybody feel free to add to this list. We need to show that stores that don't allow oc are in the minority.
    Carry on and carry proud.
    Menards - City Baraboo
    Pierces - West Baraboo
    Sears - West Baraboo
    Shoebox - West Baraboo
    Walmart - West Baraboo
    Whitetail crossing - Delton
    Culvers - Lake Delton
    Tanager Outlet Mall Lake Delton ???????? Not a problem yet
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    Updated and started to sort by region...

    Tractor Supply- Viroqua
    Nelson Ag. Center- Viroqua
    McDonalds- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Culvers- LaCrosse and Viroqua
    Cabellas- Prairie Du Chiene
    Walmart- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Viroqua and Prairie Du Chiene
    Kwik Trip- LaCrosse, Onalaska, Coon Valley and Viroqua
    Shopko- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Menards- LaCrosse and Onalaska
    Fazolis- Onalaska
    Home Depo- Onalaska
    Gander Mt.- Onalaska
    Panerra Bread- Onalaska
    Marineland- Onalaska
    Mills F&F Waupaca,Clintonville,Stevens Point,Appleton,Green Bay
    Wal-Mart Plover,Appleton,New London
    Cousins Subs Appleton,Wautoma,St.Francis
    Menards Appleton,Plover
    Sandbur Corners Iola
    Menards - City Baraboo
    Pierces - West Baraboo
    Sears - West Baraboo
    Shoebox - West Baraboo
    Walmart - West Baraboo
    B bar 10 western wear Amhearst
    Frontier restaurant Amhearst
    Wolf River Drive In Fremont
    Lowes Plover
    Rick's Guns Iola
    Jakes barber shop Iola
    Shivers soft serve Iola
    Subway in Greenfield
    Greenfield News and Hobby
    Dam Road Gun Shop - Delavan
    Dunham's Sporting Goods - Delavan
    Wal-Mart - Delavan
    Starbucks - Delavan
    Panera – Delavan
    Franks County Market - Elkhorn
    Culvers - Elkhorn
    Lizzy's Green Fish Cafe - Kansasville Racine County
    Paddock Lake Sports – Paddock Lake WI. Kenosha County
    Antique / Furniture Store in same building same entrance as above...
    Mechanics LTD. - Racine
    Wal-Mart - Sturtevant
    Woodman's - Kenosha
    Gander Mountain - Kenosha
    Whitetail crossing - Delton
    Culvers - Lake Delton
    Tanager Outlet Mall Lake Delton ???????? Not a problem yet

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    Last edited by Outdoorsman1; 03-16-2011 at 12:52 PM. Reason: add info

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    And nobody has added Lizzy's green fish cafe? Even though they have hosted multiple O-C dinners? Geez guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutczak View Post
    And nobody has added Lizzy's green fish cafe? Even though they have hosted multiple O-C dinners? Geez guys.
    I added Lizzy's to my initial post.
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    I just added Lizzy's to the most current list... rather than repost the entire list...

    Thanks for bring that to my attention as I have attended OC meets there and did not even realize they were not on the list...

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    This is an excellent list.
    If we get the chance we should try to thank a manager/owner next time we visit one of these places. It doesn't take to much time to say thanks and spread our message, it won't be forgotten.
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    I'd add to the list, but realistically it's just simpler to add to the stores that infringe on our rights thread. Right before I joined we had threads detailing stores that allowed open carry and it was even grouped into city's and stuff. I'd look for it but my search-foo is not strong.

    We have made such progress in the last couple of years that now instead of being happy of where we can carry, we only get excited about where we can't . It seemed not to long ago I'd do a quick search to see if a store I was going to was visited by another carrier and get concerned that I might be the first to test it out but after time I realized it's not a big deal, nobody says anything, rarely are there any signs posted and people just don't care.

    The only places I won't carry into even though they are not posted are Marcus theaters (I still go but they are anti-gun and I don't want to be the one they post signs for), Farm & Fleet (anti-gun, Just don't shop there), Gun Stores (Most seem anti-carry, I'd ask first) and gas stations (I don't want to freak out an attendant while I load my gun!). Everyplace else I just treat like I wasn't carrying and go about my business and I haven't had a negative encounter yet. The only place that gave me a weird feeling was Kohls department store because it was full of woman and they definitely noticed but looking back I had just gotten off of work and I was dirty and stinky as hell, they probably would have given me dirty looks firearm or not .

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    I've carried at the Subway in Greenfield on 76th and Layton and Greenfield News and Hobby on 68th and Layton. The owner/manager at GNH is a gun supporter.
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    Updated current list (a few posts back)....

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    I know I have mentioned it before. But Necedah New & Used in Necedah Wi is open carry friendly and welcome anyone to open carry. Although we haven't had anyone come in open carrying. I look forward to the day someone does so I can engage them in some good conversation (if they have time).

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    Starbucks is actually a corporate policy to allow open carry in any state which its legal, they've gotten a lot of flack for it from the gun control groups.

    I love being able to go to a store like Starbucks without the slightest bit of concern about a confrontation or being asked to leave.

    So here's another thumbs up for Starbucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3atthis View Post
    Starbucks is actually a corporate policy to allow open carry in any state which its legal, they've gotten a lot of flack for it from the gun control groups.

    I love being able to go to a store like Starbucks without the slightest bit of concern about a confrontation or being asked to leave.

    So here's another thumbs up for Starbucks
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    Vortex Optics

    2120 West Greenview Drive
    Middleton, Wisconsin 53562.

    Phone: (800) 426-0048
    Email: info@vortexoptics.com
    Fax: (608) 662-7454
    http://www.vortexoptics.com/

    I was in there on the 25th with my wife on one side and my Glock on the other. No problems, questions or even funny looks.
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    Gray's Tied House - Verona, WI

    950 Kimball Lane
    Verona, WI 53593
    http://www.graystiedhouse.com/

    I stopped by after the WCI annual meeting to talk to the owner about OC in his class B establishment. He will grant you permission to OC (as he did for me) so I told him I would pass it on.
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