Walmart goes anti-gun


If you check something please post a link to it instead of being short with people. Some of us like to investigate claims instead of jumping around. WE are all adults and know we must obey the law!! We don't need someone playing mom and dad.

Jim


+1 Thx 4 the link Jim!



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tiltrotormech

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I know that in North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Ohio there are very specific rules for what types signs have to be posted in non-carry establishments. A simple circle with a line through it over a silhouette of a gun doesn't cut it. Sounds like Utah does not. Regardless, the minute a manager asks you to leave you have to even if there is no sign posted. Once you refuse to leave you are breaking the law.

On the plus side, Utah has Castle Doctrine. Tennessee and North Carolina have not passed it yet.
 

gvaldeg1

NRA Member
Reguardless of what you think, you MUST follow the state law in reguards to open or concealed carry. If the state law states a retailor has the right to tell you no carry on his or her property then that's the way it is.. It is the law like it or not... If you break the law you make things harder for gun owners.. All of us must obey the law... as it is written not as we see it..

You're so right Doc! He was asking for a problem by open carrying in Walmart. Utah State Law gives them a right to deny carry. However, if it's not posted...and you're carrying concealed, then there's no problem. In fact, if you haven't been denied, there's no violation. I rest my case. Utah is one of the few states where you can carry concealed in places that serve alcohol and in Universities. I have both Arizona and Utah CCW permits. Don't screw it up for the rest of us by making a big issue of this with Walmart. If you have a permit, carry it in properly concealed. If you don't...leave it in the car.
 
Walmarts policy on carrying a firearm

This is an old issue. Most all Walmarts cop the same attitude towards carrying a firearm in their store. It got me fired up when I first became aware of the problem too. I was outraged that some "dufus" who more than likely couldn't hold a management job anywhere else could dictate to me that I wasn't allowed to carry when I have had extensive training and am licensed to carry. They don't post signs because the criminal element would have free reign. I called the County Sheriff and asked him about this BS. I said, "How can they do that when they don't post a sign at the front doors?" He said, "It falls under the 'right to refuse service to anyone' clause and that the smartest thing to do is CONCEAL" Don't ask and don't tell! I have carried in Wally-World ever since. I don't give it a second thought. I was wearing my G21 and two spare mags the day I purchased a hunting rifle from them and had to be escorted to my vehicle before the Mgr. would turn possession of my rifle over to me. What a bunch of mindless drones. I hate shopping there too, but mostly for Walmart letting the Hispanics turn it into a damn daycare for their kids. There has been at least one stabbing and I don't know how many physical assaults in this store, if they think they can keep me from packing in they're store, then they are even dumber than my extremely low opinion of them. I am referring to corporate and upper level management. There are a lot of good people that work for them too, unfortunately those folks don't have much influence on store policies.
 
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You're so right Doc! He was asking for a problem by open carrying in Walmart. Utah State Law gives them a right to deny carry. However, if it's not posted...and you're carrying concealed, then there's no problem. In fact, if you haven't been denied, there's no violation. I rest my case. Utah is one of the few states where you can carry concealed in places that serve alcohol and in Universities. I have both Arizona and Utah CCW permits. Don't screw it up for the rest of us by making a big issue of this with Walmart. If you have a permit, carry it in properly concealed. If you don't...leave it in the car.

Hey "gvaldeg11" and "Doc and his Glock", are you posting in the right forum? FYI this is a PRO GUN site, not "anti".



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Ryan H

New member
You're so right Doc! He was asking for a problem by open carrying in Walmart. Utah State Law gives them a right to deny carry. However, if it's not posted...and you're carrying concealed, then there's no problem. In fact, if you haven't been denied, there's no violation. I rest my case. Utah is one of the few states where you can carry concealed in places that serve alcohol and in Universities. I have both Arizona and Utah CCW permits. Don't screw it up for the rest of us by making a big issue of this with Walmart. If you have a permit, carry it in properly concealed. If you don't...leave it in the car.

Agreed. Shop somewhere else or leave it in the car. No reason to get worked up over Wal-Mart!

Look at it this way, you are on Wal-Mart's private property. If they don't want you to bring your firearm into their store, then don't do business with them!

Picture this, one of your wife's friends comes on your property and you don't trust him with firearms, yet he is open carrying one. You ask him to leave it in his car and he throws a fit about it. Now what side of the bench are you on?

I can't believe some of you have the audacity to think you have the RIGHT to disrespect someone on their own private property. Some people take this WAY too far! I don't know about you ladies and gentlemen, but I personally would be PISSED if someone tried to raise hell on my own, personal property or business over a rule I make.

That being said, I CC in Wal-Mart every time I go. But bitching about getting asked to leave for open carrying is just pushing the envelope. Don't let them know you have it and they won't give you any problems!!
 
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Hey "gvaldeg11" and "Doc and his Glock", are you posting in the right forum? FYI this is a PRO GUN site, not "anti".



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Don't get me wrong -- I am pro gun. All I am saying, which I think everyone misunderstood is, this is give and take. If I own a business I think I should have the right to say "no guns in my store".. It's the same as saying to a visitor in my house "leave your gun outside". If you don't like the policy don't shop there, but don't make such a deal out of it that the anti gun folks use it to go to court again to see if they can take our gun rights away.. It is called respect for each other's rights..
 
Agreed. Shop somewhere else or leave it in the car. No reason to get worked up over Wal-Mart!

Look at it this way, you are on Wal-Mart's private property. If they don't want you to bring your firearm into their store, then don't do business with them!

Picture this, one of your wife's friends comes on your property and you don't trust him with firearms, yet he is open carrying one. You ask him to leave it in his car and he throws a fit about it. Now what side of the bench are you on?

I can't believe some of you have the audacity to think you have the RIGHT to disrespect someone on their own private property. Some people take this WAY too far! I don't know about you ladies and gentlemen, but I personally would be PISSED if someone tried to raise hell on my own, personal property or business over a rule I make.

That being said, I CC in Wal-Mart every time I go. But bitching about getting asked to leave for open carrying is just pushing the envelope. Don't let them know you have it and they won't give you any problems!!


Trust a strange guy with your wife, but not with a gun??? Exactly what kinda folks does your wife run around with?


gf
 
Trust a strange guy with your wife, but not with a gun??? Exactly what kinda folks does your wife run around with?


gf

Yeah, these were my thoughts also. If my wife invited any "friends" to our house and I couldn't trust her judgement, they'd never get through the door, gun or no gun.
 

t11spanner

Dispatcher Extraordinaire
I have been to the local Wally world twice since receiving my CCW.

There are no signs at this store.

I only shop there because there is no other department store within 100 miles.

I keep it concealed (Like the permit says I can do) and nobody notices.

Someone mentioned that the local manager "walked the gun to the car" thing....I had to laugh, cause the one local hardware store (their are two in town that sell weapons!!) here carries the gun to the front door and hands it to you after you exit for "security reasons"....I thought that was so funny, cause in this "open carry" state, I walked in with my loaded pistol on my side, in plain sight.....

She still walked me to the door....IMHO, Just funny....
 
If you think that's bad, I purchased some crossman bbs' and co2 cartridges last week from Wal-Mart. The guy in sporting goods didin't have an open register, so he walked me to the front cashiers for "security reasons".

Do they really think I'm going to shoplift a box of bbs' and 10 co2 cartridges? Talk about a waste of manpower. The kicker was that I had to pay for the items at the front, couldn't pay in the electronics department or photo departments adjacent to the sporting goods. Gotta admit that "Wally World" has got some strange policies!



gf

I have been to the local Wally world twice since receiving my CCW.

There are no signs at this store.

I only shop there because there is no other department store within 100 miles.

I keep it concealed (Like the permit says I can do) and nobody notices.

Someone mentioned that the local manager "walked the gun to the car" thing....I had to laugh, cause the one local hardware store (their are two in town that sell weapons!!) here carries the gun to the front door and hands it to you after you exit for "security reasons"....I thought that was so funny, cause in this "open carry" state, I walked in with my loaded pistol on my side, in plain sight.....

She still walked me to the door....IMHO, Just funny....
 

NDS

New member
If you think that's bad, I purchased some crossman bbs' and co2 cartridges last week from Wal-Mart. The guy in sporting goods didin't have an open register, so he walked me to the front cashiers for "security reasons".

Do they really think I'm going to shoplift a box of bbs' and 10 co2 cartridges? Talk about a waste of manpower. The kicker was that I had to pay for the items at the front, couldn't pay in the electronics department or photo departments adjacent to the sporting goods. Gotta admit that "Wally World" has got some strange policies!
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After reading this thread I'm wondering if WM has any chain-wide policies at all. I've never had a problem CC at WM here in Vegas, and I don't particularly worry if someone figures out I'm armed.

Compare your experience above to mine less than a week ago. I bought a scope and some ammo. The young man (I had to use the phone at the Sporting Goods desk to call and ask for help) who unlocked the ammo case didn't have the code for the cash register. He walked me to the next department, Electronics, and let them ring me up. I then walked out with my purchase. I've been walked to the front register at other WMs and I've been checked out in Sporting goods at some stores too.

It seems that each store makes it up on their own...
 

wuzfuz

New member
Wal-Mart becoming anti-gun?

Before Arizona passed it's CCW law, any sitizen who could legally own a gun could wear it anywhere they wanted, with a few exceptions. When the law went into effect, Wal-Mart led the rush to post signs, "No weapons Allowed on Premises." Within a few weeks, many places posted these darned signs. I told a Wal-Mart manager that if I were ever hurt because I had been deprived of my ability to defend myself, I would own Wal-Mart. the same applies to any other business showing that sign. I asked if the had heard of Luby's, in Killeen, TX. A young woman was there, and since Texas had no CCW law at that time, the was a good little doobie and had her gun locked in her car. She saw her parents both murdered in cold blood when she could havce stopped it right away. I don't ever want to see my loving wife murdered when I could be able to place two .45 ACP slugs in a two inch circle at 25 yards. It is interesting that Wal-Mart is also anti-service animals. We have two chihuahuas we have trained as hearing assist dogs, and Arizona Wal-Marts always put up a fight trying to keep us from bringing them in. Washington is very dog friendly. Funny thing is, at the Wally World in casa Grande, there is an old man who comes in often wearing a huge Colt Python, and no one ever gives him any static. Isn't Wal-Mart being discriminatory?
 
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S&WM&P40

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Ok i read almost all four pages. Can i get a yes or no on this matter lol. Is it still ok to carry in walmart?
 
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kc4yrr

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Wally world

I always make it a point to carry at wal mart. However I carry concealed> What the doent know will not hurt them
 

kwo51

New member
That never was the question. I always carry in florida and georga stores.Is wallmart going to stop selling guns and ammo.The store here in gainesville a super wm is on the black side of town and does not sell guns.
 

MP3Mogul

New member
I Open carry at Wally World each and every time I go there. I have never had a problem whatsoever in my area.
 

HK4U

New member
I have never seen any signs forbidding the licenced carrying in any of the Wal Marts in Texas. I have never had a problem but then again this is a concealed Carry state only so no one would know that I carry. As others have said it must very from state to state and store to store.
 

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