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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2008, 08:40:12 PM »
A chain store called Big Lots here has the circle slash revolver sign in the window. 
Aaron

Big Lot's?  Really?  That's the first I've heard of them having a "No" policy.  And I went and checked the other stores that have been mentioned in this thread as well, and no signage at CostCo, no signage at Waffle House either.  I wonder if it's a "at the Manager's discretion" sort of thing?

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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2008, 04:30:54 AM »
A chain store called Big Lots here has the circle slash revolver sign in the window. 
Aaron

Big Lot's?  Really?  That's the first I've heard of them having a "No" policy.  And I went and checked the other stores that have been mentioned in this thread as well, and no signage at CostCo, no signage at Waffle House either.  I wonder if it's a "at the Manager's discretion" sort of thing?

Tim.



I know it was for this store.  I had been in several times and no sign.  Then it was added.  I called about it.  The manager said "I put it up".  For the reasons I described.  I do not think it is a corporate policy.  From what I got in my conversation with him I do not think he is at all anti-CCW.  He just wanted to keep the blinders on for the sheep.

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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2008, 06:12:02 AM »
no signage at Waffle House either.  I wonder if it's a "at the Manager's discretion" sort of thing?

Tim.


Costco seems to be hit or miss.  Supposedly it's corporate policy, but usually the local manager can or won't post the sign....hit or miss on the stores.

Waffle House is Corporate policy.  I got the letter directly from the business manager at the corporate office.  I thought she was pulling my leg since WH is a bastion for early morning hunters breakfasts here in WV.  Nope, she was serious and it didn't matter if it was open carry (legal here) or concealed, policy was NO FIREARMS or weapons period.  They went as far as letting me know in a local  area that you couldn't even have visible guns in vehicles (read rifle racks).....yeah, that'll fly. 

http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/general-firearm-discussion/46645-letter-anti-gun-waffle-house.html with the "thread on another forum" being my original one on AR15.com.

Needless to say, NRAILA, RKBA, JPFO, WVCDL, VACDL....anyone and anyplace I could find that I thought needed that information got it.

They (WH) haven't gotten a cent of mine since, but they do get one of those "cards" if I'm in the area and eating at a nearby restaurant.....just for, well, me being me. ;D 

I handed out many of those cards in the parking lot for those hunters going in, telling them to give the card out when they went in and that shey should take their business elsewhere.....most were Fudds, and they could care less.  Some walked in, and walked out.  The manager called the State Police on me, and they politely asked me to leave.....(oh, Law Enforcement is OK to eat there ::) )

Face it, they don't want my dirty gun handling money, they won't get it.  Ask and ye shall receive.
 (awh, poo... :'( :'(...certain WH locations filed for bankruptcy.....http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/silence/archives/2008/11/bad_news_waffle.shtml   :D )
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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2008, 06:38:15 AM »
Tim.
WOW. That's was a messed up situation. I eagerly await the continuation of the story.

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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2008, 09:39:58 AM »
Tim.
WOW. That's was a messed up situation. I eagerly await the continuation of the story.

Millerized...  You never cease to amaze.  And rightfully so.  Sometimes a man just has to do what a man has to do.

Patriot2980...  The story will continue, just not at the moment.  I'm typing on my POS Toshiba laptop that will short out if I even look at it hard, propped on boxes, hanging off the end of the bed, with a coat hanger run out the window as a WiFi "boost" (and it's working), connected to a signal that quits every 5 minutes like clockwork.  So, yeah, just not now.   Have patience, it'll be worth it.

Tim.

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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2009, 01:27:17 AM »
so how any one know that your carrying other than the cops?ive never had a proplem thats why its a ccw

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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2009, 07:58:08 AM »
Great story Tim. Scary, but great. I look forward to reading the continuing saga.

Next door here in GA, the CCW stuff works differently. You are not required to tell any state officer you are armed. In fact, it has been my experience that it's better not to - unless he asks, and then maybe. Too much drama. Though I will say that while traveling in FL last year, I got pulled over by an Orange County sheriff's deputy who wanted a nice, leisurely fishing expedition because of my GA tag. He wanted registration which was in the glove box along with my side arm. I calmly and politely informed him and he was a real human about me slowly handing it to him whilst I retrieved the reg for my car. I was pleasantly surprised. All ended well with both of us parting ways amicably.

With regard to the GA statues and CCW, the property/store owner/manager may post all the signs they want since it is private property. If you are spotted open carrying or printing concealed, the only thing the owner/manager can do is to ask you to leave. If you refuse, it's criminal trespass - from my interpretation of the current law.

I tend to carry everywhere, and I do it concealed except for the places that the state deems completely off limits - church, state building, fed buildings. 2008's HB89 got rid of the no carry nonsense where alcohol is served, so restaurants and bars are back in play.

From my point of view, I will not disarm regardless of a business's opinion on CCW, though I give special consideration to gun stores as they can be jumpy sometimes. What I have on my person is my concern and not theirs. If asked to leave because of CCW, I will graciously comply and never shop there again.

One man's opinion, YMMV.


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Re: Retail Stores that deny your CCW permit...
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2009, 08:48:19 AM »
While driving through Ohio, I noticed that the rest stops on the Ohio Turnpike have prominent "No Guns Allowed" signs on all the entrances.

Ed


These signs are no longer valid.

http://www.ohioccw.org/content/view/3990/83/