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Goodyear Tires and legal concealed carry

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by aquapong, Sep 29, 2005.

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  1. aquapong

    aquapong Member

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    Spread the word:

    Licensed Concealed Carry Not Welcome at Goodyear Tire
    2005/09/27
    Most businesses in America have chosen NOT to post discriminatory signs against licensed concealed carry in their stores. Goodyear Tire has chosen differently. Your patronage is not welcome.

    From Goodyear: (submitted by an MCRGO activist and supporter)

    "In an effort to ensure the safety and security of our associates and customers, we have a clear company policy regarding weapons in the workplace. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. prohibits all persons who enter Company property from carrying a handgun, firearm, or prohibited weapon of any kind onto the property regardless of whether the person is licensed to carry the weapon or not. Exceptions apply to on-duty law enforcement personnel. This policy applies to all Company employees, visitors, customers, and contractors on Company property -- including our Company-owned stores.

    All Company properties have received the decal or sign you referenced, and have been instructed to post it.

    Thank you for the email. Please get back to me if I can provide further information."

    Ed Markey (email: emarkey@goodyear.com)
    VP, PR and Communications
    North American Tire
     
  2. CentralTexas

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    explaining customer loss sent...
    CT
     
  3. jobu07

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    I was just about ready to grab a new set of tires too in the next month or so. I guess Goodyear is out of the mix. Firestones for me! :)
     
  4. GunGoBoom

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    +1. Actually makes choosing the specific kind I want a little easier.
     
  5. armoredman

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    Only on-duty LE? I will be happy to explain this to my 10,000 man Department...
     
  6. CentralTexas

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    Folks-

    There is the email address, please let them know also!
    CT
     
  7. MikeIsaj

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    I swore off Goodyear stores a ong time ago due to other crappy business practices. I will e-mail them and spread the word.
     
  8. Camp David

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    Thanks for posting that... Firestone for me!

    It's a shame that we can't make up bumper stickers and draw widespread public notice to Goodyear's blantant discrimination!
     
  9. ChillyW

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    Email sent...
     
  10. Model520Fan

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    E-mail sent.
     
  11. Technosavant

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    Fine with me. Goodyear tires suck anyway (well, maybe with the exception of the Assurance TripleTred). Dunlop, Continental, and Michelin are better performers.
     
  12. 20cows

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    In Texas, it's all dust in the wind if they don't use the right words on the right kind of sign. And public parking lots still don't count. :neener:
     
  13. Bob R

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    Whether or not the correct verbage is used on the sign, the intent to keep guns out is there. That is all it takes for me.

    bob
     
  14. Double Naught Spy

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    20cows, inside or outside, Texas CHL laws do NOT trump the rights of others. Your CHL does not give you the right to carry on private property, such as a mall parking lot, if the property is posted properly with a 30.06 sign or you have been informed verbally by an owner or representative of the property.
     
  15. tuna

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    I need tires, too.
    Guess what I'll do is go on down to goodyear and pick out the most expensive set of tires that would make sense to put on the car, and just when it comes time to pay, "notice" the sign and politely tell the manager that I apologize for not seeing the sign, sorry for wasting your time, but I guess you don't want me in here - have a nice day.

    Must pick a good time to do that, maybe when the wife is shopping and I'm "helping" I can make an escape for a little while. Main point to make is that they lose business due to this practice. Bonus points - waste time while I'm "shopping". Extra point - get out of hanging around the ladie's dressing room waiting for the wife while she tries on outfits.
     
  16. bulbboy

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    email sent - thanks for the heads up!
     
  17. MR.G

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    email sent!
     
  18. SouthpawShootr

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    Fine by me. Lot's of other companies to deal with. Goodyear tires aren't what they used to be anyway.
     
  19. Bobarino

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    email sent. firestones it is.

    Bobby
     
  20. Hawkmoon

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    Hey, guys --

    If any of you are "buy American" types (and I know how difficult that can be these days), remember that Firestone is now owned by a Japanese company. If you want GOOD tires that are made in America by an old American company, I recommend that you check out Cooper tires.

    They're generally less expensive than Firestone, and they last longer too.
     
  21. mr_dove

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    I wonder if my local goodyear will put up the sign. The manager is VERY Pro-gun and he says that most of his employees are as well.
     
  22. Andrew Rothman

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    My email to Goodyear:

     
  23. Double Naught Spy

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    Going back and reading the title of the thread, it is not legal concealed carry if you are carrying on premises where guns are not permitted. Doing so is trespassing, hence it isn't legal.
     
  24. pete f

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    I by made in america michelins

    But they do not know that ....email sent
     
  25. Janitor

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    Hmmm. I'm trying to understand what nit you're picking.

    As far as the actual thread is concerned - count me as another who is in need of tires. Guess it's time to shop Goodyear and then notice the anti CCW posting just before I actually order the tires. Too bad - I drive a 4X4 pickup, and tires can cost quite a bit.

    That's ok though. I've about 5-6 alternative places to buy tires - and that's before I get to something like Sears or Fleet Farm. :O)
     
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