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.
This is what I use.
Dear Mr. ABC:
During a recent visit to your business I noticed your “Firearms Prohibited” sign. While I respect your right to deny entry to any person for any reason you choose, your practice discriminates against those who legally exercise their Second Amendment right.
I possess several Concealed Weapons Licenses. I have been thoroughly trained in the use of my firearms and my legality in so doing. I have been investigated by the Sheriff of the county in which I reside as well as by several State Bureaus’ of Investigation and approved on the basis of my clean criminal and mental health records. Copies of my photograph and fingerprints are maintained by several States and the FBI. I continue to train to keep my proficiency level at its peak and am constantly reviewing the law to ensure I operate within its boundaries.
I am a law-abiding citizen who respects property and life and I pose no physical threat to your business, your employees or your customers unless they threaten the lives of my family or me. How much do you know about your other customers? Your sign does nothing to prevent a violent criminal from entering your premises and carrying out his evil intent. I am also an individual who, by virtue of spending considerable amounts of money to properly arm, train, and secure my licenses, possesses discretionary income you should value. I have many like-minded friends and acquaintances and I am a member of numerous organizations with local, state, and national memberships that collectively choose to walk past doors such as yours.
As long as it is your policy to expect legally armed and honest citizens to give up their personal security while doing nothing to guarantee that security yourself, I have no choice but to take my business to your competitors who do not view me and others like me as a threat. I will not reconsider until your policy changes and your offensive signage is removed.
Since my license is a “Concealed Carry” license, it is imperative I remain anonymous. Rest assured, however, I am a real person who has visited and continues to have the opportunity to shop with you. If you like, you may correspond with me at the following email address:
(your email address here)