Have you ever been asked to leave due to OC/CC?


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johntaylorny
June 25, 2010, 10:16 PM
Has anyone here ever been asked to leave a business open to the public by the owner/manager due to OC/CC a weapon?

The law in my state specifically states OC/CC is permitted in "public buildings". Of course if the owner of the private property the business is located on asks you to leave you would have to comply.

The law in my state also stipulates that you may not carry in public buildings if "no weapons" signs are posted at the doorway entrance.

Would anyone here ever walk into Home Depot (or similar type business) with your pistol OC on your hip holster?

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Bubbles
June 25, 2010, 10:19 PM
Yes, a TGI Friday's restaurant in Richmond, VA over 10 years ago. Concealed carry isn't legal in a restaurant in VA if it has a license to serve alcohol. Go figure, open carry was legal.

Fortunately next week that law changes. :D

PA Curmudgeon
June 25, 2010, 10:25 PM
Not me. I rarely CC. Maybe occasionally in the winter. Otherwise OC all the time.

I've had conversations relating to my carry with the assistant manager of 2 different establishments, the manager/owner of a tavern/restuarant, and a conversation with a local city cop. None of them resulted in my changing the way I carried, neither was I asked to leave.

In fact, the talk I had with the tavern owner eventually led to more conversations, and she ultimately obtained her own License To Carry Forearms, purchased 2 9mm pistols, joined a range, and is taking classes on safety, marksmanship, self-defense, and retention.

All of my conversations with "just folks" were positive, and I have handed out over 100 of our PA flyers.

;)
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armoredman
June 25, 2010, 10:43 PM
Yes, and oddly enough, every business that asked me to leave is out of business. Seriously.
Though I did love when the convienance store clerk asked me as my friend and I were leaving, as requested, "Are those .25s?"
My friend was carrying a Colt 1911, and I was carrying a Springfield 1911A1.

TehK1w1
June 26, 2010, 12:22 AM
Can't OC here, so that's never come up. If someone asks you to leave for CCing, you're doing it wrong.

NavyLCDR
June 26, 2010, 12:35 AM
Would anyone here ever walk into Home Depot (or similar type business) with your pistol OC on your hip holster?

Every day. Not a big deal.

Has anyone here ever been asked to leave a business open to the public by the owner/manager due to OC/CC a weapon?

Nope. Funny though, I have been asked to conceal it. Apparently when a person knows you have a gun, but just can't see it, it's less scary... :banghead:
IF anyone ever does say anything to me, or even notices my gun, the reactions run about 90% in the range from educational to positive. Only about 10% run from the range of education to negative.

FirearmsEnthusiast
June 26, 2010, 12:38 AM
If you're carry where I'm from unless you're a criminal lol, so no.

kingpin008
June 26, 2010, 12:42 AM
Would anyone here ever walk into Home Depot (or similar type business) with your pistol OC on your hip holster?

If OC were legal in my state, or if I was visiting a state where OC was legal, absolutely. Why wouldn't/shouldn't I?

chicharrones
June 26, 2010, 03:35 PM
If someone asks you to leave for CCing, you're doing it wrong.

Yep.

stchman
June 26, 2010, 03:39 PM
It is not illegal to CC in a restaurant. A lot of restaurants have a policy that does not allow firearms.

The most they can do is ask you to leave. If you CC correctly, they won't even know you have it.

azyogi
June 26, 2010, 06:33 PM
While OC in a Fry's grocery store the security guard asked that I take it out to my car. I asked for the manager to turn my dicount card, because I would never shop in that chain again. The manager told the guard [off duty TPD] there was no such policy and apologized to me. Can't wait till 7/29 when constitutional carry becomes law.

wishin
June 26, 2010, 07:08 PM
Not yet.....

searcher451
June 27, 2010, 08:17 PM
It has never happened in any place that I've wanted to be in, I can tell you that.

Mt Shooter
June 27, 2010, 08:50 PM
Isnt the point of CC is so now one knows?

General Geoff
June 27, 2010, 08:54 PM
Never been asked to leave a commercial establishment for OC.

Blue Brick
June 27, 2010, 11:57 PM
Has anyone here ever been asked to leave a business open to the public by the owner/manager due to OC/CC a weapon?


Yes, and I have never eaten there again.

nitetrane98
June 28, 2010, 12:03 AM
I was asked to be sure that my weapon was concealed and also my prisoner's handcuffs concealed to ensure that it didn't make any airline passengers nervous. Poor babies. This was post 9/11.

It was really a comedy of errors. The BG had been arrested literally in his underwear and had no ID whatsoever on him. When he got done with his time in AZ we extradited him back to TX. They were kind enough to give the guy a jail issue jumpsuit and some sandals to wear. So we get up to the ticket booth and start through the dog and pony show and he doesn't have any ID to show. Can't board without ID. I ask them to call for the TSA supervisor. She confirms that he has to have a picture ID. I said, "You mean to tell me you're willing to let me aboard, armed, but not my prisoner in handcuffs. Are you saying that you think I'm smuggling a terrorist aboard?" Ended up having to get the jail to fax a book-in sheet with picture to TSA so he could board. Almost missed the last flight out for the day.

Mags
June 28, 2010, 12:11 AM
It is not illegal to CC in a restaurant. A lot of restaurants have a policy that does not allow firearms It is illegal in some states such as NM regarding restuarants that serve alcohol. They don't even have to be posted.

I wish we at least had a decent 60/40 law instead of the stupid beer and wine only one that goes into effect July 1st.

Nausea
June 28, 2010, 12:17 AM
I'm sorry but I had to. It made me laugh.

"and she ultimately obtained her own License To Carry Forearms"

22-rimfire
June 28, 2010, 12:19 AM
Never been asked to leave. Nobody ever knows that I am carrying unless they are pretty sharp.

Would anyone here ever walk into Home Depot (or similar type business) with your pistol OC on your hip holster?

Saw a fella yesterday in Lowe's carrying on his belt with a tea shirt on. The store employees certainly noticed. They watched him carefully. It is not a common thing here regardless of whether or not it is legal.

hso
June 28, 2010, 12:33 AM
Nope, but then I'm very careful at carrying a concealed handgun.

mattdylan
June 28, 2010, 07:32 AM
Do you have any resources or links on OC laws in WA?

Mags
June 28, 2010, 07:44 AM
Do you have any resources or links on OC laws in WA? Check OpenCarry.org (http://opencarry.org/), they have all the states btw.

pockets
June 28, 2010, 07:49 AM
Saw a fella yesterday in Lowe's carrying on his belt with a tea shirt on.
Are you sure it wasn't a 'coffee shirt'?
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Highpower1
June 28, 2010, 08:59 AM
nope, CC means CC to me. I've never been asked to leave anywhere.

bri
June 28, 2010, 09:26 AM
I CC and have never been asked to leave any establishment.

On a somewhat related note, I have CC'd in certain retail stores that display "No weapons allowed" signs, as they weren't the proper signs required by Minnesota law. If I had been asked to leave, I would have left and locked up the firearm in the car.

CajunBass
June 28, 2010, 09:54 AM
Nope. Neither concealed or open carried. Never really had a comment even. An occasional "What kind of gun?" question...that's about it.

Jumping Frog
June 28, 2010, 10:07 AM
I had a Huntington Bank branch manager ask me to leave once. She was an hysterical anti-gunner about it to. Tried to claim it was against federal law for me to carry there because they were a federally insured bank.

I told her that I knew for a fact that Huntington Bank's policy was to allow their customers to be armed, that she had not posted the bank as no guns, I was going to finish my transaction, and then she would hear from corporate.

Huntington Bank's corporate security subsequently called her and informed her she was wrong and I had requested an apology. My next visit to that branch, she apologized.

psyopspec
June 28, 2010, 12:43 PM
The Mall at Sierra Vista, AZ. I was dressed not slobbish and on my way to the range. Not a common habit for me, but I was just planning to run in and find a Hallmark store to get a card. Didn't conceal because it was well over 100 degrees on a summer afternoon, it was legal, and I figured being clean cut and in shape I looked like a relatively law-abiding dude not worth the time to hassle for the Man (hell, at work I amthe man).

Made it a few steps in the door when the security guard approached and asked if I was a cop. I told him I wasn't. He said I'd have to leave it in the car. I didn't argue, but told him I'd do my shopping elsewhere and went on my merry. There were no visible signs on the door I came and went from.

armoredman
June 28, 2010, 01:49 PM
That mall is kinda small to be kicking out customers. :) Every mall I went to in Tucson was posted, so I didn't go back. Resteraunts, banks, et., if they post, I don't go.

Ramius
June 28, 2010, 06:54 PM
Well before the concealed carry movement, I was asked to leave a "Pantry" convenience store for open carrying a S&W model 10 in a standard holster. I knew the clerk on duty, who was very happy to have me around, as it was late on a Friday night. However when her district manager came in, he just about flipped out and told her to tell me to leave. I was playing pinball at the time (yes, it was that long ago- before video games) and I asked if I could finish the game- the district manager told her again to tell me I had to leave right now. So I did, trying to be polite and decent about it. I wish i could tell you I wrote a letter, but I was too young to be politically active back then.

The Pantry chain has since gone out of business in our area, and had a huge problem with robberies. I wonder if they ever got the connection?

22-rimfire
June 29, 2010, 09:07 AM
Are you sure it wasn't a 'coffee shirt'?

Might have been. I didn't look for stains. I did notice the gun was a Beretta 92F or the Taurus look alike. The point about the shirt is that the gun was totally exposed with no attempt to conceal such as you might see a police officer wear on duty.

VGOF
June 29, 2010, 09:18 AM
I OC frequently in Virginia. Was asked to leave a restaurant once because another customer complained as my family and I sat down for dinner. I might go back there again after July 1st when it becomes legal to CC in an establishment that serves alcohol on-premises (ABC ON).

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