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Safeway/Albertsons No Carry?

Jeff Hayes

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I have always thought Safeway and Albertsons were members of the "Follow State Law" business. A "Moms" group in Grand Junction Colorado is gloating about victory stating Safeway/Albertsons policy of no firearms. Anyone else have any insight on this?

http://everytown.org/documents/2015/04/safeway-email.pdf
Everytown lies about everything else why would you believe this. I will continue to carry in Albertsons and Safeway just like I have for the last 8 years
 

Grapeshot

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blahpony

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Wegman's and Harris Teeter are around here instead. They seem to have a less wishy-washy stand on their policy.
 

FreeInAZ

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Safeway stores seem to apply their rules inconsistantly.

Back in 2009, they said "No Guns"
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?53974-Email-from-Safeway

In 2012, they said they follow state law - see post #22
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?116287-oc-or-any-carry-at-safeway

And now this comes up again.

Other companies with better quality and prices have all but pushed Safeway out of the Richmond market - IMO they are not missed.
:thumbsup: +1
I never go to my local "unsafe-way" they are WAY overpriced & to add insult to injury they have sponsored gun buy backs here in AZ over the past couple of years -,that I know of, donating gift cards for their stores to the saps desperate enough to trade guns for food... :(
 
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jackrockblc

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This may again be a case of a specific store going against corporate policy. We've seen it many times before, and I'm sure we'll see it thousands of times in the future. I don't carry at Safeway, mostly because the closest one is impractically far, especially when King Soopers (Kroger) is just a few blocks from my house. I've even had my hand shaken for open carrying there.
 

solus

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could be related to the sale of Albertson and safeway selling off 168 properties to multiple buyers who might not change the name but perhaps internal policies?

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MSG Laigaie

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After reading this, my Sweet Baboo and I went down to check the store out. Upon entry, no anti gun sign. Inside, no one noticed or cared that I was armed. Just another day in the beautiful Northwest.
 

deepdiver

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no they are not, but even if it was posted signs carry no weight of law in Washington.
I asked not due to legality but out of curiosity as to whether the store has a commitment to no firearms reflected by posting the stores, which would lend a lot of credence to the OP, or if not, the response may reflect a public position to get the anti nags off their back with no intention to enforce it or even a rogue employee response.
 

grimtas

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Out on the eastern plains no issues carrying anywhere incl Safeway. I do get a few questions like do you need a permit to carry like that. I just smile and state only if you want to hide it, otherwise if your legal to own it your legal to open carry it.
 
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