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  1. johnmcl

    johnmcl Member

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    Hi all,

    Tomorrow's my 25th wedding anniversary. I am all geared up and have done my research on a beautiful anniversary wedding ring for the wiferoo. This is a big purchase as putting up with me for 25 years is worthy of a ring on par with the upper end Wilsons...

    So I walk up to a Jared's store, a national chain of jewelers. Then I see painted on the left hand door window a sign that prohibits firearms in the building under any circumstances, legal or not. Violators will be prosecuted.

    Wow.... I walk back to my car and drop the sidearm in the lockbox, and then go back to the store. I have a quiet conversation with the store manager on my strenuous objection to their wrongly-placed corporate policy discriminating against law abiding citizens. I further point out that this policy will get communicated to friends and associates with great enthusiasm.

    The store manager apologized politely and said there's nothing he could do. Shaw jewelers did pretty well an hour ago.

    I expect nothing to be done, however I'm contacting the company. I'm also quietly bringing up my frustration with them whenever the topic of jewelry purchases arises.

    This was a first for me.

    John
     
  2. armoredman

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    Love it, good job. Heard the jingle in my mind when I read the title. I also won't be shopping there.
     
  3. Hoppy590

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    good for you. most importantly you let them know they lost money. not just walk away quietly
     
  4. Zedicus

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    They have a Problem with Legally armed Law Abiding Citizens, we take our business to their competitors who don't.

    some may scoff at that, but they just proved their desire to Not do business with us.

    Good Job!
     
  5. ColinthePilot

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    I don't believe i've ever seen a sign like that anywhere except gun stores (no concealed or loaded is pretty universal from what i've seen)
     
  6. ZeSpectre

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    Remember to send a copy of the receipt to Jared HQ along with a note saying "but for your policies this $$$ might have been yours".
     
  7. Roman756

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    Excellent work.
    This message has to be pounded home to all these foolish businesses that prescribe to a GFVZ.
    Happy anniversary!
     
  8. Len S

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    I hate those TV ads they are like blackmail and always said any man who would go to Jarads is a traitor.:banghead: Now I have a better reason. They do not support ALL of the civil rights. As far as the blackmail aspect I need a T-shirt that reads " I didnt go to Jareds and she loves me anyway.":neener: at least I hope so:eek:



    Len
     
  9. Technosavant

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    A sign like that in a gun store around here would fly a little less effectively than a Zeppelin made out of a solid billet of depleted uranium.

    I've always thought that the ads of that particular chain were pretty asinine anyway. I prefer to patronize my local jeweler over the chains, since they have more capabilities and if I have a problem, the owner is right there. Besides, local jewelers are more likely to support CCW; they understand what it is like to be targeted by thugs.
     
  10. Bazooka Joe71

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    Very well done, letting them know they lost business is key for any change to be made...I freaking HATE their commercials anyway(it reminds me of the goofy subway guy), now I have a better reason never to shop there.:p
     
  11. rero360

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    I too boycott Jareds, not because of their stance on weapons, although that is a good reason, my first reason was their commercials, so idiotic, I'll take my money to a place that has decent ads.
     
  12. h2ojunkie

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    Take a look at my thread from back in July.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=288279

    I (as well as other THR members) contacted Jared back then about this policy.

    I got the brush off at every level I contacted. They lost my business, and I applaud you for taking your business elsewhere too, and more importantly that you took the time to let them know why.

    If we don't speak up, you can damn sure bet no one will speak up for us.

    My hat's off to you sir!
     
  13. RockyMtnTactical

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    Nice to see some people sticking to their principals. :)
     
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    Congratulations on your milestone anniversary! I too am glad one less is going to Jared's. "It can be ANYTHING ELSE but Jared's"!! (jingle off):neener:
     
  15. Nomad101bc

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    Given at least 1/3 of this country owns guns if we ever got ourselves really organized in our boy cotts we could really do some damage!
     
  16. akodo

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    make sure to walk back in and show them the receipt
     
  17. strat81

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    I remember H2O's thread. Just another reason to shop elsewhere.

    If anyone needs the name of a trustworthy jeweler in NYC's Diamond District, let me know. He's right on the Bowery.
     
  18. natjan

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    well, to be honest i don't think big stores give a damm, there is probably some cigar smoking exec' saying "so what if a few gun nuts boycott the stores, we'll just push our junk on the anti's" ( i'd like to insert a picture of c montgomery burns from the simpsons wringing his hands, but can't find one )
     
  19. Samuel Adams

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    Congrats on your anniversary.

    One thing being forgotten in this thread. This forum is first and foremost a 2nd Amendment forum however one of the basics of liberty is private property rights. Jared's certainly has the right to do as they wish, within limits, on their property. That being said, they also have to suffer the consequences of losing sales for any decision they might make.

    The 2nd A vs private property rights issue is holding up a bill in the Georgia State House right now that would make carrying a firearm less restrictive.
     
  20. bogie

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    And when you walk back in, to show him the receipt, make sure you mention, loud enough to be overheard, "And at Acme Jewelers, I didn't have to worry about some criminal thinking that I'd be an easy target for a robbery, because they don't have those dangerous signs up!"
     
  21. chris in va

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    Got a chuckle out of that one. In VA you're only breaking the law if you refuse to leave.
     
  22. langenc

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    Send me a pm and Ill send you a few business cards stating your feelings and one can be given to posters of those signs.

    Briefly states --you have your rights-I have mine.. and a gun in the center of one of those red slashed circles.
     
  23. Mot45acp

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    HA HA HA

    Another keyboard bites the dust.
     
  24. Bezoar

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    last i checked the only firearms jewelry stores allow in their place of business are the ones the cashiers use to rob the customers.

    They do have the legal right to keep a gun out of their business, who wants to go look at rings with the SO, only to have the ccw go "not so ccw" and end up eating pavement while a 300 pound cop frisks you down on suspicion of being intent on burgleing the store?
     
  25. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    If that happens to you often, perhaps you should consider a better conealment technique.
     
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