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    sign at Salvation Army

    A while back i posted about the Salvation army posting their extra properties against carry ( the social service side). i told them what was wrong in this and that i could not support the organization for this policy
    tonight i received this E-mail

    We have placed a new posting on the social service entry, see Attached:

    Michael Rodgers, Major.
    Corps Officer
    651 S. South Street
    Mount Airy, NC




    maybe not the best, but i feel it's better than what they had. what do y'all think
    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

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    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    I am shocked, and in utter disbelief that some one believes in the 2nd amendment of the constitution. "sarcasm off"

    way to go!!

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    I think it's a great sign! Suppose it would be ok to copy it?

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    That's great that you were able to get them to change the sign so that law abiding citizens can now carry. The sign is kind of silly because it would just apply to criminals who don't obey signs anyway...lol. On another note, I don't see a problem copying the sign or making a version of your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    That's great that you were able to get them to change the sign so that law abiding citizens can now carry. The sign is kind of silly because it would just apply to criminals who don't obey signs anyway...lol. On another note, I don't see a problem copying the sign or making a version of your own.
    Actually, folks ought to seek SAs permission to use the sign, it is their intellectual property as is ... but, it would also show them recognition of their responsiveness to the 2A community.

    When my grandfather was in Europe during WWII, he said the Red Cross Canteen would close up at 5pm and be gone when the majority of line troops got to town, but the SA was open and serving many of the troops their first hot meal in weeks or longer, and they always had clothes and boots for the troops to reoutfit themselves, whereas the Red Cross was often out of clothing, or would refuse to let a soldier have something that didn't fit right even if it was workable (boots a size too large could work with 2 pair of socks, an overcoat too large was still a warm overcoat.)
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    The Salvation Army is my charity of choice. I regularly make contributions in cash in person at the local office. I OC every time. They have never said a single word.

    I think the sign is quite good. It communicates that idea that carry is welcome, but breaking the law is not--which, to me, is a near-perfect message.

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    Wouldn't be surprised the gun pictured wasn't belonging to the sign creator, or the person who approved the policy change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    The Salvation Army is my charity of choice. I regularly make contributions in cash in person at the local office. I OC every time. They have never said a single word.

    I think the sign is quite good. It communicates that idea that carry is welcome, but breaking the law is not--which, to me, is a near-perfect message.
    original sign;

    i actually open carried whenever i went into the store, and when i went into the offices (which is also our fellowship hall)
    NC does not legally allow carry if there is a sign prohibiting carry on the premise. you can be charge with a misdemeanor. ( and possibly endanger your CCP if you have one) there is a bit of argument about churches with schools
    i know the sign is pointless . that BG aren't going to pay attention to a sign any way. i was hopping this would not prohibit legitimate carriers
    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

    "guns are like a Parachute, if you don't have one when you need it, you will not need one again"
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    i you call a CHP a CCW then you are really stupid. period.

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    One time I was outside of a Salvation Army store in Birmingham, AL -- not the best neighborhood -- and heard a loud "pop" that I attributed to the presence of a police car speeding up the road with lights and siren going a few minutes earlier. I immediately reached into the car, grabbed the gun, and put it on my hip and went into high-alert. It may have been something disintegrating on the interstate, but I was ready if it wasn't.

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    Feel free to use and adjust as needed......







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    Quote Originally Posted by M1Gunr View Post
    Feel free to use and adjust as needed......






    I was thrilled to see the correct use of the apostrophe in "patrons' ...", but it only brought me near neutrality since there should be no apostrophe in "its".

    [/#grammarnazi]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    I was thrilled to see the correct use of the apostrophe in "patrons' ...", but it only brought me near neutrality since there should be no apostrophe in "its".

    [/#grammarnazi]
    Since we're being grammar nazis, the word premises is incorrectly spelled in the second one. M1, good sign overall, thanks for sharing them for everyone to use.
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    Here's the one hanging in my front hallway. Feel free to share ( I only ask that if posted elsewhere you upload a copy to your own photbucket (or whatever) account).

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    Quote Originally Posted by okboomer View Post
    Actually, folks ought to seek SAs permission to use the sign, it is their intellectual property as is ... but, it would also show them recognition of their responsiveness to the 2A community.

    When my grandfather was in Europe during WWII, he said the Red Cross Canteen would close up at 5pm and be gone when the majority of line troops got to town, but the SA was open and serving many of the troops their first hot meal in weeks or longer, and they always had clothes and boots for the troops to reoutfit themselves, whereas the Red Cross was often out of clothing, or would refuse to let a soldier have something that didn't fit right even if it was workable (boots a size too large could work with 2 pair of socks, an overcoat too large was still a warm overcoat.)
    I'll take it a little farther back than that. A gentleman of my acquaintance (now gone to answer his last formation) told me that the Salvation Army girls were known to crawl, under fire, to the front lines during WWI to take hot coffee and doughnuts to the troops in the trenches. During the years that I knew him, I never saw him fail to put something in the kettles during Christmas. He never had a whole lot, but he gave what he could.

    Who was he? My father. He was Commander, at one time, of a local chapter of the Veterans of WWI and his story was backed up by many of his buddies that I talked to. None of them had anything good to say about either the Red Cross or the YMCA.

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