'No guns' signs gone

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Caver 60, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Caver 60

    Caver 60

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    A couple months ago I started this thread:

    https://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1152715

    Today I went in to tell the manager of my local US Bank that I was going to open an account with a different local bank and close my account with their bank. Imagine my surprise when I found the 'No Guns' sign was GONE.

    So instead of complaining, I was able to thank the local bank manager for removing the 'no gun' signs. The manager said that they had just received the order from corporate headquarters to take the signs down.

    For an update to the previous thread: I had talked to my local US Bank manager in early December, informing her that if the signs stayed up past January 31, I and several of my friends would be closing our accounts with US Bank.

    The manager had referred me to the regional manger and given me his email address. I emailed the regional manager with the same information I had told the local manager. Apparently the regional manager had forwarded my email to US Bank corporate headquarters.

    A few days later I received an email from a person at corporate headquarters telling me US Bank was posting the 'No Guns' signs for 'customer safety' and informing me that all US Banks would soon be posted.

    I wrote back a nice email outlining the reasons why I believed the signs were not a good idea. I also told him I could not understand why, in these difficult economic times, US Bank wanted to chase customers away from the bank. US Bank never responded to that email.

    I had recently talked to the manager of another bank here in town and was told he didn't mind permit holders carrying in his bank. As I said earlier, this week I was going to start the process of moving my account to that bank, Thankfully, now I don't have to. If any others of you also wrote US Bank -- thank you. It worked! You CAN fight corporate headquarters.
     
  2. bassman-dan

    bassman-dan NRA Lifer

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    If we don't make our feelings known, we deserve what we get.
    Congrats and thank you for your efforts.:yourock:
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Yep. Speak now or forever hold your peace.
     
  4. Rick O'Shay

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    okie GT Mayor

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    That's awesome Caver:thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you for your efforts, but I think you should still move your accounts.

    GlockMonk
     
  7. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    I commend you for being calm, focused and persistent.

    Would you care to speak to a certain NYC mayor on our behalf? :)

    'Drew
     
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    I thought banks were considered federal buildings and therefore off limits for carry. Anyone have a good link for state laws regarding CC particulary involving VT,NH
     
  9. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Federal reserve banks maybe, but banks are private companies.
     
  10. bassman-dan

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    Here is a list of states that have reciprocity with my state.
    Click on the state you are interested in and it will take you to the appropriate site:

    http://www.lsp.org/handguns.html#recip
     
  11. DScottHewitt

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    Good work. This is why I say we need an e-mail campaign against Simon Malls. They removed the "No weapons" from their signs one time, but have snuck it back on. In letters you can only read from about four or five feet away, and the signs are 30+ feet into the Mall in Staunton.

    Scott
     
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    Why? They asked them to change the policy, or they would change banks. The bank changed the policy. Caver and the others should stick to their promise, as well.
     
  13. bearshoegun

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    I applaud your efforts but if I see a dude carrying a gun into a bank I would probably call 911 and then tackle the dude "Jimmy Superfly Snuka" style if I had the chance.

    Too many bank robberies, killings going down around here.

    You from a small town?
     
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    I regularly carry when I go into my bank. Pretty much talk to everyone and say hi while I'm there. Not an issue.:shocked::shocked::shocked:
     
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    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    So, when did you lose faith in the Second Amendment?

    What did it for ya?
     
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    And that would definitely be the wrong thing to do......
     
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    as a usbank customer, and hopefully ccw owner soon, thank you .
     
  18. FrogWithAGlock

    FrogWithAGlock Girl with a Gun

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    EXACTLY.

    I, too, would have moved my accounts from USBank (mortgage, reserve account, HELOC, checking, 3 savings.....), had they insisted on keeping the signs up. The fact that they took the signs DOWN, means they'd like to keep us. Works for me.



    Here in CO, it's perfectly legal to carry into a bank (concealed, anyway, though I *think* OC in banks is ok too.... just don't quote me on that).

    In fact, I often carry to a small local bank to make deposits for the range. (I carry everywhere legal, except to church - only because I haven't fine tuned my carry for church yet - but working on that). That bank is across the street from a "no carry is legal" type place. As long as I do not drive on the road that separates them, I am legal (I use a back road, as instructed). The bank is aware they have accounts for a gun range, and likely aware we carry there. At any rate, no sign (which would hold no weight here anyway), and no crazy anti-gun agenda here.
     
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    The Federal Reserve is just as "federal" as Federal Express. :whistling:


    Good job on the op!
     
  20. Jon_R

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    The Simon mall near me is posted on 5 of ~18 entrances to the mall. The signs are probably 15 years old. One of the stores is Dick's Sporting Goods that sell rifles and shotguns. Go figure.

    The only other place I have ever seen a no weapons sign is the local Dog Track / Poker Room.