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pax
May 24, 2007, 06:53 PM
Below are some sample of letters for you to use.

Do not copy these letters word-for-word!!!

They are presented as kick-off points for your own writing.

If you have written a letter you would like to share with other members, please PM any member of the moderating staff and we will add it to this thread.

pax

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pax
May 24, 2007, 06:55 PM
This first one is from user strat81.


123 Fake Street
Aurora, NE 68818

Store Name Here
Attn: Owner/General Manager
123 4th Street
Anytown, USA 11111

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to you regarding a sign I saw posted in your store this past Wednesday. The sign I am referring to is a “No Concealed Weapons” sign that was posted on the front door of Super Foods. Unfortunately, I will no longer patronize your establishment since you apparently do not want people like me in your store. This will be a minor inconvenience; Wal-Mart welcomes responsible citizens and I will be happy to spend my money there.

I am a young, married professional; middle-class; graduate school-educated; and hold a Nebraska Handgun Purchase Certificate, Nebraska Concealed Handgun Permit, and a Type 03 Federal Firearms License issued by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. As a holder of each of these documents, I have had several background checks performed and you can be sure that I am not a felon, a fugitive, convicted of a crime of domestic abuse, an abuser of controlled substances, subject to a restraining order, or a mental defective. How much do you know about your other customers? Would you ever post a sign that said “No Catholics” or “No Hispanics”? I doubt you would.

Self-defense is a fundamental human right and is supported by the United States Constitution and the Nebraska Constitution. Apparently your store feels citizens cannot be trusted to carry a firearm to protect their families while they go about their daily business. However, you apparently trust criminals to respect your sign. This is false logic; if a criminal has decided to rob your store or commit an act of violence on your premises, do you really think a “No Concealed Weapons” sign will stop them? By definition, criminals break laws and a sign like that serves as no deterrent to the acts they commit. It serves as notice to criminals that they are entering a “Gun-Free Victim Zone”.

I apologize if my letter comes off as sarcastic, flippant, or facetious as that is not my intent. However, I feel very strongly about my right to defend my family and I do not frequent businesses that do not support that right. I would be happy to resume my patronage of your establishment if and when the sign comes down. I would also be happy to discuss this matter with you further if you would like. I may be contacted at the above address, stratocaster81@yahoo.com, or at 402-555-5555 after 5:30 p.m. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Respectfully yours,


Mr. Fake Name

pax
May 24, 2007, 11:30 PM
A thank you letter, after 'No Guns Allowed' signs are removed.

Also from strat81

Mr. Owner/Manager's Name,

I just wanted to say thank you for removing your "No guns" signs. I often travel to Omaha from out of town for dinner and as a licensed concealed handgun permit holder, I am glad there are restaurants like yours that don't view us as an undesirable element.

I'll be sure to stop in at Restaurant Name with my family next time I'm in town.

Thanks again.

- Fake Name

conserv1
December 15, 2008, 06:05 PM
Wow, awesome letters! Good job!

BamaHoosier
February 22, 2009, 06:54 PM
As a Speech Communications major,I admire strat81's writing skills:cool:.Keep up the good work:)!

BamaHoosier
February 22, 2009, 06:59 PM
pax,

Thank you for posting these letter examples!Written communication skills are just as vital as verbal ones,too:)!

KJS
October 24, 2009, 05:04 AM
Living in Wisconsin, we don't have concealed carry. The other day I was thinking about e-mailing numerous local stores and asking them if they have any policy regarding customers openly wearing a gun on their hip.

I've never seen any sign saying "no guns allowed" at stores, but then I've also never seen anybody taking advantage of Wisconsin's right to open carry, except on TV (where a crowd of pistol-packing folks enjoying a barbecue gets plenty of media attention -- I'm assuming they contacted every media outlet well in advance to be sure cameras were there.)

rosalyvera
November 6, 2009, 06:11 AM
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champo_dude
February 5, 2010, 03:21 AM
What I'm looking for. Thanks!

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