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Costco Firearms Policy Letter/email Writing Campaign

Discussion in 'Grand Canyon Glockers' started by bbvk05, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. bbvk05

    bbvk05 Señor Member

    May 18, 2007
    I think that gun owners here in AZ (and everywhere) should write emails and letters to costco expressing their dissatisfaction with costco's arcane "no firearms" policy. I want to have at least a hundred letters/emails sent by the end of January. Maybe we can change their policy.

    Write an email in your own words about why you think the policy should be changed to Please be as professional as possible. Post what you write here!

    Here is what I wrote:
    To Whom it May Concern,

    I wanted to let your company know why I have stopped shopping at your stores and why I am not going to be renewing my membership next year. It is your posted policy that prohibits firearms in your store.

    The nearest Costco to me (Spectrum mall in Phoenix, Arizona) is at a mall that I consider to be a dangerous place. It is notorious for car theft, car jacking and gang activity in and around the parking lots. I have a friend that was car jacked in the mall parking lot outside your store. Like thousands of people in Arizona I have a concealed weapons permit, which allows me to legally carry a concealed weapon in public. I choose to do so frequently when I go to the area around your store.

    I understand that you DO NOT want firearms in the store, as a safety measure. However, I DO want my firearm in your store, also as a safety measure. As I walk at night across your poorly lit and obviously dangerous parking lot I would be given significant mental peace and be tangibly safer if I had my firearm. By banning firearms in your store you also ban them for the walk into and out of the store. In area in which your store is located I am not willing to take that risk.

    I have stopped shopping at your stores, which is a shame because your prices (as compared to local stores) are attractive enough to warrant a longer drive. You prices are not attractive enough to warrant my walking unarmed around Spectrum mall. Your competitor, Sams Club, does not have a similar arcane firearms policy. Because of this issue I joined Sams Club and I enjoy shopping there because it is in a little better area and because they do not disarm law abiding citizens, like myself, in their parking lots and stores.

    I am writing this because I like your stores more. I think the employees, product selection and, to a small extent, prices are better Costco than Sams Club. Thus, I eagerly await the day when I can feel comfortable shopping at your stores again. I will be back when you change your firearms policy to allow me to carry in your stores.


    bbvk05 (used real name)
  2. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Costco do care about what you think. Get 100,000 Costco to unjoin and they will care.

  3. dsgrntldPW

    dsgrntldPW A Short Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Valley of the Scum, AZ
    Love Costco, just bought a new Aquos TV there Wednesday. Whenever I go there I'm reminded of these four words: "Don't ask, don't tell." Has always worked for me.
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

  5. Crazy4nitro

    Crazy4nitro Happy Accidents

    Feb 20, 2007

    I'm With That Dude.....I have carried in costco Many Times.

  6. pulaskipusher

    pulaskipusher Topodaworldma!

    May 1, 2007
    North Idaho
    I have carried in Costco, however I have never seen a sign. If I did see a sign I would probably go the same route you did, not shop there, not renew my membership, and write a letter to the company.
  7. dsgrntldPW

    dsgrntldPW A Short Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Valley of the Scum, AZ
    I mostly see the sign somewhere on the outside wall, often between the entrance and exit doors. But once or twice It's bee right inside the entrance on that little fence between the entry and exit. May be different up in your area.
  8. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    The big sign by the entrance.... NO GUNS....:rofl:
  9. Azjeeper


    May 28, 2007
    Im in Im going to write them an email and tell my friends and family to do the same.
  10. CU4X4N

    CU4X4N 5th of November

    Nov 3, 2006
    In a handbasket
    Its funny because I live within 15 minutes of three (!) Costco's here in Phoenix.
    The one off Hayden in Scottsdale has the "No Firearms" sign up as well as the one on 27th Ave near the 17 & 101 in Phoenix.
    But the one at Beardsley and Cave Creek Rd does not have the sign up.
    Manager's discretion?
  11. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

    What sign? I didn't see any sign. Where's my costco card? You know you have to show your card as you enter.
    ,Get a cart honey. Do you have the shopping list? Did I bring my check book? Is my fly zipped?
  12. G26AZ


    Aug 16, 2001
    Personally I'm always so busy getting my Costco card out of the wallet that I've never seen the sign stating "No firearms on premises" between the two doors at the Baseline and Country Club location. :whistling:
    I have, however, noticed two or three people that had suspicious bulges on thier hips under their photo-journalists vests while in the store.