Okay , thought I would hold of on the whole protest thing right off the bat. Also, can anyone can add to the list of major retailers that are 2A friendly?
I wanted to discuss the no firearms sign you have posted. While I understand the reasoning that may have led to you posting that sign I submit to you that that although it may seem counter intuitive, your sign has no effect on deterring crime and actually may encourage it, in addition you are losing business dollars from many law abiding citizens.
Criminals make a living by guess what? Breaking the law and therefore will ignore your sign. Law abiding people will turn around and take their business elsewhere as well as telling other to not patronize your business. Also posting a sign infers that there has been trouble at your business before and that it is an unsafe place.
To a criminal a no firearms sign looks like this…
Charlie Chip /Fry's Electronics Mascot...what' that on his hip????
Here is a list of major retailers that support citizen’s constitutional rights
Jack In the Box
Fry’s Food Stores
Desert Schools Credit Union
Valley Metro Bus/Light Rail
And many more.
The sky has not fallen nor has there has not been the shootout at the OK corral in these businesses and in fact in one confirmed instance it actually prevented a crime.
From the Atlanta Examiner
"Matt Brannan and J.P. Mitchell were dining in the Wafflehouse in Kennesaw at 4:45 in the morning recently when a scout for an armed robbery crew entered the restaurant to case it. At the time, Matt and J.P. thought he looked a little suspicious, as he was wandering around the small restaurant like he was looking for someone. Unknown to Matt and J.P., two cars full of armed robbers were parked behind the restaurant waiting for the scout's report.
The scout saw that two of the customers were wearing holstered pistols, and he immediately turned and left the store.
Meanwhile, conscientious Cobb County Police Officer D. Lowe had noticed suspicious cars sitting behind the restaurant in the dark and decided to investigate. He caught men with masks and rifles who had been preparing to rob the Wafflehouse. The criminals informed the police that they had changed their mind upon discovering armed customers”
In addition the sign you do have posted is intended for a business that sells alcohol for onsite consumption i.e. bars. The statute A.R.S. 4-229 is for bars and restaurants that serve liquor and specifically refers to people with concealed carry permits. Does Fry’s have a liquor license?
This letter is the first attempt to persuade you to please remove your sign. Fry’s Electronics on Thunderbird is still currently on the list of friendly businesses on sites such as http://www.friendorfoe.us/ but I am waiting to submit it as non-friendly until I hear back from you. If you choose not remove the sign, I will post your location as a non-friendly 2 amendment business on http://www.friendorfoe.us/ as well as www.opencarry.org/ and other social media.