04-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Chicago 'burbs
Interestingly enough, I had a conversation with the manager at the Jewel (that I formerly frequented) near my house.
I noticed the gun-free sticker on the door as I walked up and like the law-abiding citizen that I am, turned around, went back to my car and very carefully and without anyone seeing, un-holstered my Pro Carry and left it in my safe box. (Of course, all I could think about as I was walking away is "if I were a criminal, with no regard for the law, I would watch people walk up to the door, see the no gun sign and go back to their car. Then I would break into said car and steal their gun. Particularly if they are driving a nice car = nice gun (I drive a BMW))."
On my way out, I noticed the store manager behind the sales counter. I walked up to her and said, "excuse me, I noticed the no gun sign on the door, was the decision made because you don't want any guns in your store?"
Manager - "Yes, I don't want guns anywhere near my store. I can't believe people would want to bring guns with them to the grocery store."
Me - "If I remember correctly, isn't the bank in this store the most robbed bank in the whole town? As in, something you've had a lot of trouble with?"
Manager - "Yes, it's awful."
Me - "Well, good thing you have the sign on the door. Those potential bank robbers will see that sign and turn right around, knowing that can't bring their guns in because they'll want to respect the law."
Manager - "(hesitant) Yeah...I guess."
Me - "No, actually, they won't. In fact, they will be MORE likely to rob the bank over and over again because they know people like me will respect your decision to not allow good people to bring guns into your store. I won't be shopping here anymore."
(then I went to the other grocery store in town)
Me - "Excuse me, sir, I wanted to double check with you that concealed guns are welcome here. I didn't see a sign on the door and I wanted to make sure I was complying with store policy as I frequently shop here."
Manager - "Of course there is no sign on the door. I hope there are more people like you that will shop here. Keep up the good work."