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    OC in CVS in KC

    Apparently the CVS at 95th and Blue Ridge in KC is off limits to open carry -- at least, that is the opinion of "SGT" Stanley Johnson of the security service who was there yesterday afternoon. He claims that it is a new CVS corporate policy. My wife and I have OC'd there for over a year with no trouble. I am waiting for a response from CVS corporation now.

    It started when we walked in and when I glanced in his direction, he tried to get me to come over and talk to him by crooking his finger at me which I ignored. He then said, "Hey, are you a cop or something? Or a bounty hunter or something?" I responded with my standard response, "I'm sorry, I don't discuss personal information with strangers." So he held up his "badge" (name tag in an ID sleeve) and said, "Well I'm SGT Johnson and we don't allow peoples who can't show a badge to be in here wit [sic] guns." I asked if that was the CVS policy and he said it was a new policy and I would need to leave. So I went outside, walked over to the front door and observed that there were no signs prohibiting weapons and then headed toward my car.

    On the good side, though, a spectator to the event asked me if guards had the sense to recognize that criminals don't wear weapons where they can be seen Some of his friends open carry, 2 business owners. He says now he probably will look into it now.

    At one point, as we talked while my wife shopped, the guard peeked out the window carefully (according to my wife who observed him) and sent the manager to kick me off the property. The manager went outside but just took out the trash and went back in.

    The CVS employees have been GREAT, one of them is even from Africa and has seen REAL bad people murdering people in the streets. She loves us Every employee has been very friendly and it has been very nice shopping there.

    Time to wait for the response.

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    Gotta love a rent-a-cop.

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    I can't wait to hear what corporate has to say. Kicking the wife and I out of there would not be good as she buys enough medicine there to start her own store.

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    I carry at CVS frequently here in Virginia. I have never had any issues at all. Perhaps this is a case of the guard thinking he knows the policy when he really has no idea what he is talking about. Keep us updated.
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    maybe the rent a cop is mad because he did not get his own segway like in Paul Blart:Mall Cop
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    I carry in CVS here in Alabama quite frequently and have never had a problem. If, and I say "If", that is a new corporate policy, I'll be looking at other options.

    Is it possible that "SGT" Johnson is not even under contract to CVS?

    BTW, I put "SGT" in quotes because the only sergeants I recognize wear uniforms with either "U.S. Air Force", "U.S. Army", or "U.S.M.C.' on them. Same goes with the individuals who wear the insignia of commissioned officers (lieutenant, captain, major).

    I really do not like to see security guards or LEOs wearing those insignia and I will not call them by that rank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFCRetired View Post
    I carry in CVS here in Alabama quite frequently and have never had a problem. If, and I say "If", that is a new corporate policy, I'll be looking at other options.

    Is it possible that "SGT" Johnson is not even under contract to CVS?

    BTW, I put "SGT" in quotes because the only sergeants I recognize wear uniforms with either "U.S. Air Force", "U.S. Army", or "U.S.M.C.' on them. Same goes with the individuals who wear the insignia of commissioned officers (lieutenant, captain, major).

    I really do not like to see security guards or LEOs wearing those insignia and I will not call them by that rank.
    I agree. He called himself "SGT" Johnson and had 3 chevrons on his rent-a-cop shirt sleeves. I believe it is a military rank and has no place in the keeping of peace or security work. That's why I used the quotes, too

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