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    The "official" response from corporate Wal-Mart related to firearms.

    I posted this twice since it is common question. This is what i just got from corporate Wal-Mart today Oct. 19th 2011 for future reference:
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    Thank you for your message.

    Dear My Name,

    There is no policy against customers carrying their handgun in our stores as long as he/she is legally permitted by their state to carry the handgun.

    As a private property owner, Walmart has the authority to ask customers to remove their handgun or leave the store on a case-by-case basis if customers or Walmart associates express concerns about the handgun.

    For more information or further assistance, please contact your local stores management for assistance.


    Sincerely,
    Walmart Customer Care
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    Yeah, or they might just call the police on you. At least that is how they will do it in Maplewood. I am still pursing a response from Wal-Mart about that incident, but they have not been very helpful.

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    The Branson West store seems to be open carry friendly, so far.

    My husband was stopped by a manager once, but when he respectfully explained state and local law regarding open carry (and offered to take his business elsewhere if that was preferred), the manager told us to have a nice day.

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    That's about par what I was told. They still leave discretion open to the management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpgaminggirl View Post
    the branson west store seems to be open carry friendly, so far.

    My husband was stopped by a manager once, but when he respectfully explained state and local law regarding open carry (and offered to take his business elsewhere if that was preferred), the manager told us to have a nice day.
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    I've contacted corporate twice in the past few years and have gotten different answers.

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    There is no policy against customers carrying their handgun in our stores as long as he/she is legally permitted by their state to carry the handgun.

    As a private property owner, Walmart has the authority to ask customers to remove their handgun or leave the store on a case-by-case basis if customers or Walmart associates express concerns about the handgun.

    Thanks,
    Wal-Mart Shared Services



    For further correspondence regarding this issue, please reply to this email.



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    Thank you for taking the time to contact us. For information regarding your inquiry, please contact your local store and speak with a member of management. To find the phone number for your local Walmart store, please visit the www.walmart.com website and click on _Store Finder_ at the bottom of the page.

    Sincerely,
    Walmart Customer Care




    For further correspondence regarding this issue, please reply to this email.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RPGamingGirl View Post
    The Branson West store seems to be open carry friendly, so far.
    I haven't OCd there, but I have to say I've never been more impressed by a Wal-Mart than I was with the one at Branson West. Clean, well stocked, and staffed with employees going out of their way to be helpful and provide good service -- in other words, the polar opposite of the Supercenter two miles from my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    I haven't OCd there, but I have to say I've never been more impressed by a Wal-Mart than I was with the one at Branson West. Clean, well stocked, and staffed with employees going out of their way to be helpful and provide good service -- in other words, the polar opposite of the Supercenter two miles from my house.
    The Branson West Wal-Mart is pretty good. Now, it has management issues (at least, it did while I was working there, including one who was selling long guns off the books, which makes that store not able to sell them anymore), but other than that, its a good store.
    One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them. Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1796.
    If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).
    Find businesses that are pro gun and those that aren't. Support Friend or Foe by using it!

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