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What do you think of gun stores which ban carry?

Makes sense as some people unholster their guns.
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Wrong to ban carry as it weakens our case to carry elsewhere.
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What do you think of gun stores which ban carry?

Post by silencertalk » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:26 am

What do you guys make of gun shops that say no carry inside? I think it is wrong of a gun shop to do that as if they cannot trust gun owners, why should any other business? If you ask them, they will say that people draw their guns to show them and friends in gunstores and would not do that at the supermarket -- so they are a special case.

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Post by kalikraven » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:29 am

Do criminals follow rules, or laws? Restriuctions like this only make it safer for a criminal to rob the place.
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Post by silencertalk » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:06 am

They are not afraid of being robbed. They are afraid of negligence.

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Post by kalikraven » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:10 am

Maybe thould should change thier signs to refelct that. I CCW and I go by the don't ask don't tell policy. The only way I should get caught is if I have to legally use my firearm.
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Post by noiseless » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:45 am

I have been in a gun store three times where a customer whipped a gun out and NDed. In one case an employee was hit.

I understand Robert's side of it, but they don't let you put up a sign that says "If your Stupid, don't bring a loaded gun in the store"

In Elizabethtown KY, just outside Ft Knox/Knob Creek there is a gun shop that has a sign at the door that says something like "If you bring a concealed firearm into the store, keep it that way", I think that's a much better sign and Policy
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Post by silencertalk » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:47 am

I would put up a sign "DO NOT UNHOLSTER FIREARM."
I would have small print under it so curious people could read an explanation.

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Post by Rob » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:49 pm

The door of my local gun shop says that concealed weapons are welcomed and encouraged.


It doesn't matter though, I walk right past every 'no guns' sign that I see. They are legally meaningless in Oklahoma. Unless I am looking at a felony conviction if caught, I'm not asking permission to defend myself.


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Post by apochachuva » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:30 pm

Stores here have "no loaded firearms signs" under it it reads "CHL holders exempt" or they have, "keep your weapon holstered, or unloaded, action open and barrel up"
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Post by silencertalk » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:37 pm

We don't have signs in MA except at a few gun stores. One of our malls has a rules sign and it says 'no weapons.' I assume they mean 'no illegal weapons' so I ignore it. Also no penalty except trespassing if they ask you to leave and you refuse.

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Post by apochachuva » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:35 am

rsilvers wrote:We don't have signs in MA except at a few gun stores. One of our malls has a rules sign and it says 'no weapons.' I assume they mean 'no illegal weapons' so I ignore it. Also no penalty except trespassing if they ask you to leave and you refuse.
They have signs like that here at our malls, they even say no concealed, but they're not 30.06 signs so they're not considered official notice.
I've even seen some at hotels that had the lettering of 30.06, but failed to meet the minimum size requirement.(they put little tiny ones at the bottom of the door)
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Post by 700PSS » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:27 pm

rsilvers wrote:We don't have signs in MA except at a few gun stores. One of our malls has a rules sign and it says 'no weapons.' I assume they mean 'no illegal weapons' so I ignore it. Also no penalty except trespassing if they ask you to leave and you refuse.
Same applies in Georgia. "Don't ask, don't tell." If discovered and asked to leave, politely do so to avoid trespass citation.

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Post by 700PSS » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:30 pm

Rob wrote:The door of my local gun shop says that concealed weapons are welcomed and encouraged.


It doesn't matter though, I walk right past every 'no guns' sign that I see. They are legally meaningless in Oklahoma. Unless I am looking at a felony conviction if caught, I'm not asking permission to defend myself.


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I agree wholeheartedly and follow the same practice. Unless being discovered will result in a felony, I’ll take the risk of the misdemeanor, should I ever have a problem.

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Post by Stu » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:33 pm

apochachuva wrote:Stores here have "no loaded firearms signs" under it it reads "CHL holders exempt"
That's what my gun store has.

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Post by noiseless » Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:52 pm

700PSS wrote:
Rob wrote:The door of my local gun shop says that concealed weapons are welcomed and encouraged.


It doesn't matter though, I walk right past every 'no guns' sign that I see. They are legally meaningless in Oklahoma. Unless I am looking at a felony conviction if caught, I'm not asking permission to defend myself.


Rob
I agree wholeheartedly and follow the same practice. Unless being discovered will result in a felony, I’ll take the risk of the misdemeanor, should I ever have a problem.
Just be sure that there is not an enhancement in your State that ups Misd "Trespass" to Felony "Armed Trespass" when you care carrying a Firearm
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Post by Twinsen » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:17 am

The larger gun shops in my area don't allow you to unbox ammo, it's like no ammo at the gunshow idea. It's not fear of gun owners, it's fear of anti-gunners that are reckless.

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Post by evo45 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:14 pm

The mall in my area has a no concealed carry sign along with the rest of the do not do's at the entrance but I still carry there. I have yet to be seen with it on and if the day comes that some one happens to notice it I dont dress like a criminal or act like one so I think that helps the situtation of someone not freeking out.
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Post by Dweezil » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:14 pm

If you know HOW to carry concealed, how are they gonna know?
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Post by bqnestle » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:22 pm

I work in a national outdoor sports store that sells firearms and the employees aren't allowed to carry, yet CHL holders are welcome. I follow the "don't ask, don't tell" policy too.

We've had 2 ND's in our store in the 4 years it has been open, one by a gunsmith and one by a LEO.

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Post by renegade » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:51 pm

Never saw a gun store like that, but gun shows are. Have been going to Texas Gun Shows for over 15 years, and have personally been present for 6 Accidental Discharges. None were from Concealed Firearm Holders, all were from Dealers.

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Post by renegade » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:54 pm

Dweezil wrote:If you know HOW to carry concealed, how are they gonna know?
Anyone who carries a gun can get caught, no matter how well they conceal.

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Re: What do you think of gun stores which ban carry?

Post by Carbinereloaded » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:04 pm

rsilvers wrote:What do you guys make of gun shops that say no carry inside? I think it is wrong of a gun shop to do that as if they cannot trust gun owners, why should any other business? If you ask them, they will say that people draw their guns to show them and friends in gunstores and would not do that at the supermarket -- so they are a special case.


Well, you also have to consider (at least out here) their proximity to schools.


There's one school in town that has 3 gun shops within 100 yards.... with our anti-gun/school laws.... noone can have a loaded gun within those shops. Home owners are exempt from this.
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Post by dr_trav » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:45 pm

In my area there is a local gunshop and a national sporting goods retailer that have signs on their doors stating that all firearms must be unloaded, in a case, and checked at the front desk (not checked at the gunshop) and "This does not apply to concealed carry holders". I agree with this policy as it doesn't infringe on anyone's rights, and protects us all from the idiots.
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Post by nauss » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:44 am

I bought a H&K USP 45 from a store and wore it in weeks later and was asked if it was unloaded and if not do so outside.

I never went back.

That is how I deal with a ban....ban them.
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Post by st33ve0 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:25 pm

When I carry, my firearm never leaves the holster unless someone needs to be shot or I'm at a firing range...it should be common sense that you don't pull a loaded firearm out in public for any reason but an absolute necessity.

Those NDs in gun stores should be completely preventable by anyone who follows the basic rules of firearms safety :roll:

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If you don't think your customers with carry permits are responsible enough to carry, why would you sell them a firearm?

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Post by ironhrse44 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:31 pm

I tell you what I would do! I would ban them and never ever go there again.

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