How to react if approached about carrying a firearm in a store

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Acujeff, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. CrashFF00

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    It's also a federal offense to posses a firearm on USPS property unless required for "official duties".

    39 CFR § 232.1 Conduct on Postal Property
     
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  2. Darkangel1846

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    Heck I've never been stopped for CCW.
     

  3. mmcbeat

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    I have had a CCW/LTC for over 25 years and never once have I been approached and asked if I was carrying a gun. I carry on a regular basis, almost everywhere except certain medical facilities, schools, etc. I refuse to leave a gun unattended in my car so when absolutely necessary I leave it at home. All other times, I’m packing.
     
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  4. tango44

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    Nobody has to know that I carry, simple as that! And I been carrying for the last 20 years.
    My wife and kid has to know and in case of an emergency thay know how to react!
    Honestly I found open carry is really stupid and if another person can notice that you are carrying definetly you are doing something wrong!
    I been carrying in sunny FL for the last 20 years and never had a problem, because its a way of life that I choose and I choose to do it right!
     
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  5. mmcbeat

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    I’m not going to ask but I suspect many of us at one time or another have found ourselves accidentally with a concealed gun in a prohibited area. Concealed means concealed.
     
  6. slym2none

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    Yep. I didn't know they weren't allowed in Post Offices.

    Oopsie... :p

    *ETA* - does that law apply to Post offices that aren't their own thing? I know of at least one convenience store that has a USPS drop-off station in it, signs on the window and everything, but it's really just a convenience store.
     
  7. rotorhead1026

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    And the trial lawyers. Both the police and the store screwed up.
     
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    Been CCWing since late 1999. Concealed means concealed.
     
  9. hardluk1

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    33 years of CC and 20 years for my wife we have yet to be spotted as a concealed carry people . If a normal business is posted against my life style I just don't go there . They only say they don't want my money and that's OK . Then there is the Government centers , PO or anything medical I need to visit attached to the hospital then I will disarm and we keep a small ft knox safe with a simplex lock bolted or chained in our truck and car .
     
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  10. Sharkey

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    Throat strike with the web of the hand, aikido throw, and go about your business.

    True story time - walking across mall lot and security comes up to me and asks what is in the bag? I have a Expedition bag slung since I came from the gym. I tell him it ain't none of your business.
    Walk to mall entrance and stopped by APD and he asks for my ID. When I ask why, he says just because. I tell him he needs a reason and I want to know what it is. Officer says security stated I was handling a magazine. I tell him BS. He then asks if I have a gun. I say yep. He then tells me to leave since door is marked no LTC carriers. I tell him that doesn't apply to me. We had both taken a nasty tone. I pull out my DL and then pull out my LEO ID. I should have talked with security for but did not.

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  11. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member

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    That was my thought. If your gun is concealed well, how will anyone know it's there?
     
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    That applies to Postal Property. I worked at a Post Office that had a parking lot with only one lane on Postal Property. The City rebuilt the parking lot and the rest of the parking was City property. Per the Postal Inspector, I locked my gun in my car every morning (in a safe) and picked it up every night. Employee parking lot wasn't legal for guns.
     
  13. larry_minn

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    Before MN changed carry law I bothered changing business signage.
    My bank put up “NO GUNS” signage. I met with the bank President. (I knew his dad, then him 40 yrs). We talked. He was at banking meeting, all banks given signage. He put it up.
    I used argument. “I’m a bank robber. I got my illegal gun, filed off serial numbers, stole a getaway car, got my mask, gloves... got to door of bank “NO GUNS” sign. CURSES FOILED AGAIN. So I have to try and find a bank without the sign.
    The only people who might obey the sign are law abiding customers.
    Now I mostly ignore, plan to do business elsewhere.

    In past a auto parts place I called, talked to manager. Then every time I bought at competitor I called talked, left VM to the manager of how much I spent at competitor.
    The sign came down. (Actually it was modified as I suggested). Instead of (something like). “No weapons allowed in business”. They added “Illegal” before weapons.
    Sadly (fir them) I got to like the competitor’s price/ service.
     
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    Happened to me several years ago in Target.

    I'm short so when I need to reach for something on the top shelf my untucked shirt can ride up. Another customer saw at least the bottom half of my OWB holster and asked if I "had a gun."

    In liberal Madison, WI 75-80% of the population are dyed blue hard core liberals.

    I also figured since she said "had a gun" rather than carrying a firearm, are you an officer or something less spooked it was an issue.

    I just said "yes madam but I have a permit." Took my cart and checked out with less than a quarter of what I was buying.

    Damn shame I need to hide and be ashamed of my rights but I figured that than having the police called and explaining all this.
     
  15. Doc Holliday

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    You don't even have to answer, or explain yourself to anyone else. Just go about your business.
     
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    I posted my thoughts on this earlier but my motto has always been,,, Don’t ask,,,Don’t tell.
    I have always carried concealed with no issues. The only place is in or around a school and a post office or other Fed building.
     
  17. jstaylor62

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    Excellent article and advice!

    But sadly, some neckbeard with their HI-Point in an Uncle Mike shoulder holster are the ones that make a scene ...
     
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    Not to derail, but I like Buffalo Wild Wings, but they have always had an extra snotty, "firearms free zone" sign on the door. I notices since Arby's bought it, they are gone (at least around here). Are they still anti 2A?
     
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    Arby's and BWW are both owned by Inspire Brands.
     
  20. Eagle54

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    I find it hard to conceal my M60. :D
    :50cal:
     
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