Generic Letter To "No Firearms Allowed" Businesses


lukem

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Staff member
Does anyone have a kind of prewritten letter that you can send out to businesses you find that have no firearms allowed signs? If so, post them here!
 

Here's a letter that I've sent out in the past. Hope it helps.

gf


Dear Sir or Ma'am:

I was [shopping, visiting, patronizing, etc] your [name of business] located at [address of business] today and noticed that you have a sign prohibiting citizens from carrying a firearm on your store property. This concerns me for several reasons. First and foremost is that I'm a law abiding citizen I am licensed to carry a firearm by the state of Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Utah. These states perform a background check to ensure that I am indeed a law abiding citizen and have no felony convictions, drug convictions and mental defects or disabilities. I have passed the criminal history background check for these states. My [state license that is valid in the particular state (NV, FL, etc.)] license is recognized by your state and allows me to carry a concealed firearm. I don't understand why your business prohibits licensed individuals from carrying a firearm. Statistics show that "gun free" zones often work in favor of criminals. You can imagine that as a law abiding citizen, I will comply with the law to the best of my ability. Criminals by definition do not follow laws and therefore could possibly consider your business and it's patrons as a possible target because of your policy. Most criminals will choose an "unarmed" victim over an "armed" one. I carry my firearm for personal protection and frequently practice at the shooting range so I'm competent in using my firearm should the need arise. I do my best to stay away from areas where there is a higher probability of running into criminals. For this reason, I humbly ask that you consider changing your policy and remove the signs if possible. I understand that this is American and businesses are free to operate as they see fit. I however don't feel safe doing business at an establishment where I may be at higher risk. Should your business remain a "gun free" establishment, I will be taking my business elsewhere and will be sure that I inform my acquaintances of the policy of your business establishment. There are many folks out there that share my concern, and may follow my lead in patronizing establishments that don't have "gun free" policy.

I thank you for taking the time to hear my concern. A written response will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to being a continued loyal customer.


Sincerely,



[your name here]
 

DrLewall

Charter Member
Until someone writes a better letter (and that would hard to do I think), I am going to use that one! TNX!!!
 
Here's a letter that I've sent out in the past. Hope it helps.

gf


Dear Sir or Ma'am:

I was [shopping, visiting, patronizing, etc] your [name of business] located at [address of business] today and noticed that you have a sign prohibiting citizens from carrying a firearm on your store property. This concerns me for several reasons. First and foremost is that I'm a law abiding citizen I am licensed to carry a firearm by the state of Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Utah. These states perform a background check to ensure that I am indeed a law abiding citizen and have no felony convictions, drug convictions and mental defects or disabilities. I have passed the criminal history background check for these states. My [state license that is valid in the particular state (NV, FL, etc.)] license is recognized by your state and allows me to carry a concealed firearm. I don't understand why your business prohibits licensed individuals from carrying a firearm. Statistics show that "gun free" zones often work in favor of criminals. You can imagine that as a law abiding citizen, I will comply with the law to the best of my ability. Criminals by definition do not follow laws and therefore could possibly consider your business and it's patrons as a possible target because of your policy. Most criminals will choose an "unarmed" victim over an "armed" one. I carry my firearm for personal protection and frequently practice at the shooting range so I'm competent in using my firearm should the need arise. I do my best to stay away from areas where there is a higher probability of running into criminals. For this reason, I humbly ask that you consider changing your policy and remove the signs if possible. I understand that this is American and businesses are free to operate as they see fit. I however don't feel safe doing business at an establishment where I may be at higher risk. Should your business remain a "gun free" establishment, I will be taking my business elsewhere and will be sure that I inform my acquaintances of the policy of your business establishment. There are many folks out there that share my concern, and may follow my lead in patronizing establishments that don't have "gun free" policy.

I thank you for taking the time to hear my concern. A written response will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to being a continued loyal customer.


Sincerely,



[your name here]


My apologies folks, I just discovered a minor "typo". The word in bold should be "America".


gf
 

Statkowski

New member
Too many words altogether, too many words and sentences in one paragraph. Short, sweet and to the point is more effective.
Dear Sir or Madam:

I was patronizing your establishment recently and noticed your sign prohibiting the carrying of firearms on your store property. This concerns me greatly.

I am a law-abiding citizen and have been licensed by the state to carry a firearm, concealed. In order to get my license, I had to pass a criminal background check to ensure that I am indeed a law-abiding citizen and have no felony convictions, drug convictions and mental defects or disabilities.

I do not understand why your business prohibits lawful, licensed individuals from carrying firearms. Statistics show that "gun free" zones work in favor of armed criminals. As a law abiding citizen, I comply with the law to the best of my ability. Criminals, by definition, do not follow laws and therefore consider your business and its patrons as possible targets because of your policy. Most criminals will choose an "unarmed" victim over an "armed" one.

I carry my firearm for personal protection and frequently practice at the shooting range; I am competent in using my firearm should the need arise. I do my best to stay away from areas where there is a higher probability of running into criminals.

I request that you consider changing your policy and remove the signs if possible. Businesses are free to operate as they see fit, but I, however, don't feel safe doing business at an establishment where I may be at higher risk. Can your establishment guarantee my safety while on your property? Are you willing to assume pecuniary liability should I suffer harm in your so-called "gun free" zone? Should something go wrong, how long will one have to wait for the police to show up?

Should your business remain a "disarmed victim" establishment, I will be taking my business elsewhere and will be sure that I inform my acquaintances of the policy of your business establishment. There are many out there that share my concerns, and may follow my lead in patronizing establishments that don't have "gun free" policies.

A written response will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to being a continued loyal customer, but will spend my money elsewhere until your baseless policy is changed.
 

1FastSS

New member
While I agree and like the letter. I like it better that nobody knows I carry, or have a CHL. Only ones who know are my wife/kids/mom/dad......That's it. It would be too easy for someone local who works at the establishment to find out or hear about the letter tell some else and then more people than I would like, now know I carry. I never talk to friends/co-workers about if, when, or where I carry or even that I have a CHL. Just my 2cents.
 
While I agree and like the letter. I like it better that nobody knows I carry, or have a CHL. Only ones who know are my wife/kids/mom/dad......That's it. It would be too easy for someone local who works at the establishment to find out or hear about the letter tell some else and then more people than I would like, now know I carry. I never talk to friends/co-workers about if, when, or where I carry or even that I have a CHL. Just my 2cents.

I agree with your point about folks not knowing that you "carry". At the same time, there are those in the general public who don't know that "carry" laws exist. They don't realize that they may have the right to protect themselves and legally "carry" as well. My goal is to increase the number of legal gun owners and ensure that they're trained properly in using their firearms. Part of the problem with the general public is lack of knowledge. If folks don't know something is legal, and don't understand why it should be, then they're most likely to speak out against it for no other reason other than it's the "popular" thing to do. Possibly become an "anti" gun person because the local police chief or news media says that "criminals carry guns". Don't think about the numerous friends, relatives, etc. who have legally owned firearms for years without incident. A gun crime is committed, then "bam", all gun owners are "bad".

Part of education includes me revealing that I'm a firearms owner and have carry permits. It's something hard for me to conceal due to the fact that most of the people close to me know that I'm a firearms instructor. :03:

Personal choice is another protection provided by the constitution. I do my best to share my knowledge in a conservative and responsible manner.



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{TEX}Hawaii((

New member
There is a definite issue on wheter to expose yourself or not in regards to CCW. I like both points of view. I currently haven't seen any stores in my area where I shop that request no firearms. So, I guess I have some time to figure it out until I move or one posts a sign.
 
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wolfhunter

Guest
Many folks don't get a CCW because they feel they will be outside the "Norm". If we can demonstrate that CCW holders are a goodly portion of the law abiding citizenry, perhaps these folks will opt to carry also.
 

Austin

New member
Its too bad that there isnt some way to know how many times that letter has been copied now. I imagine it would be quite amusing.

Im guilty of a copy myself.
 

Jay

New member
I was given some of these a few years ago, and had a bunch printed up. I really enjoy the befuddled look on store managers faces when I hand it to them face to face. Being "bosses", they're not used to being confronted by honesty, and independence.

Front and back views of a single card....... you can get cards here........ http://learntocarry.com/nogunsnomoney/
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gdcleanfun

Banned
I was given some of these a few years ago, and had a bunch printed up. I really enjoy the befuddled look on store managers faces when I hand it to them face to face. Being "bosses", they're not used to being confronted by honesty, and independence.

Front and back views of a single card....... you can get cards here........ Free "No Guns, No Money" Cards
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I noticed that one of the casinos here in town recently hung a "No firearms allowed" sign at their side entrance. I do believe maybe that I will print up some of these "cards" and "tape" one on their sign, on my way into the establishment one day for vittles. I'll only have to change the name of the state.
 
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gdcleanfun

Banned
The average J.Q.Citizen carries concealed everywhere it's legal to carry, so, what the other establishments don't know won't hurt them.
 

Pele

VA State CCW Holder!
Many folks don't get a CCW because they feel they will be outside the "Norm". If we can demonstrate that CCW holders are a goodly portion of the law abiding citizenry, perhaps these folks will opt to carry also.

I got my CCW because I wanted to feel normal...



Every one of my tools says "Be familiar with the proper use of this item" or "Read user manual before use" or some such thing... I have mechanical aptitude and have had extensive experience in an automotive and metalworking shop. Picking up any of my impact wrenches or air hammers or using my drills and saws feels natural to me... I pick up the tool and immediately know if I'm ruining a cross threaded bolt or hammering a nail into something behind the drywall...

Before you're allowed to drive a car, you go through driver's ed. You take behind the wheel. Optionally, you even take some advanced maneuvering or inclement weather driving courses. When I first drove, it felt unusual. I would drive with my mother in the passenger seat in an open parking lot at her office on weekends. I was thirteen years old at the time... Now driving feels completely natural. I grasp for a shifter in automatic cars without looking, as I know when it's time to shift. I never roll backwards when feathering the clutch to start up hills...


The first time I ever picked up a gun was when a buddy of mine showed his to me. He was a security guard. The gun was a Glock Model 22, .40 Cal. I was able to load rounds into the magazine and rack the slide, but I was afraid to even look really mean at the trigger for fear that it would go off. I really didn't feel comfortable holding it, so I dropped the mag, racked the slide, and handed it back to my friend.

When I first rented a gun (Springfield XD9) and took the CCW class, I was afraid of the recoil... I flinched when it went off. I didn't limp wrist it enough to cause a failure, but I didn't have a good grip either.

I still don't feel as comfortable with my gun as I do my car or my tools because I'm not as proficient with the gun. However, I know the rules on how it should be used and I know the basics. that alone gives me the confidence to pick it up and feel normal about holding it and firing it at the range. This is what the CCW gave me.


I wouldn't give my tools to someone without any mechanical knowledge.
I wouldn't let anyone drive my car who wasn't familiar with a manual shift and didn't have a license.
Why would I trust someone with a gun who hasn't had any experience?
 

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