jlwilliams wrote:I have seen some bad gun handling at gun stores. We're all familiar with the phenomenon of morons being drawn to gun counters like moths to a flame. I have walked out of a few places when stupid people started doing stupid things with 'unloaded' guns. I'll just come back and do my shopping when there are fewer people there.
I have mixed fealings about the no CCW signs at gun stores. On the one hand, it shows a lack of support for concealled carry. On the other, it keeps the afore mentioned morons from posing with their heaters.
There is a store near by where I have seen lots of guys with their carry pieces finding one reason or another to show off the fact that they are packing. Stupid, stupid move.
In general, when I see a "No Weapons" sign I just ignore it. If the day goes as most days do, no one will ever know I was armed. If something worse happens, I will be lawyering up (that being the best case scenario) and the supermarket's rules will be the least of my concearns. This state has a 'shall issue' law and a track record for prosecuting and persecuting anybody who defends themself with a gun. That, again, would be after the fact.
Division is for math class, not for the consideration of intelligent 2nd Amendment advocates. If we whine and find reasons to split our interaction and support, that will suit us just fine.
We'll have as much to do with the decline of firearm services and merchants as the Brady bunch. Heck in a generation we won't have to "ban" our support, there won't be anywhere TO ban our support.
Cranky old men never build anything, they just sit around and grouse about what they don't like.
After being around 2 ND's, I want every loaded, concealed handgun, to stay that way.
If you don't need to shoot someone, the gun-shop/range isn't the place to "Whip it out". Keep you "weapon" and your gun in your pants, I don't want to see either.
Perhaps if we got more involved, not less, it might become obvious how difficult it is to insure a business when you can't tell the idiots from the responsible CCW licensee's. Most businesses open to the public are required to carry liability insurance by local regulations. Loose it and you business license gets revoked.