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Title: Gun rights activists test Walmart request not to open-carry guns into store
Source: [None]
URL Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/4 ... -to-open-carry-guns-into-store
Published: Sep 11, 2019
Post Date: 2019-09-11 03:01:06 by WWG1WWA
Keywords: Walmart, guns, open carry
Views: 123
Comments: 15

Gun rights activists in Texas are testing Walmart’s request not to open-carry in stores by doing just that.

David Amad, the vice president of Open Carry Texas, told The New York Times the 38,000 members of his group have openly carried their guns inside Walmart stores since the retailer announced last week it is “respectfully requesting” customers to no longer openly bring guns into its stores.

He said none of the members who have done so have been asked to leave.

“They are ducking the issue,” Amad told the Times. “They are trying to get the gun haters to leave them alone, while at the same time leave us alone when we carry in their stores.”

A Walmart spokesperson told The Hill that employees are not instructed to approach peaceful shoppers who may be carrying guns in areas where hunting is popular. The goal is to maintain a “non-confrontational approach," the spokesperson said, citing the language Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillion used in last week’s announcement.

However, the spokesperson said the company has provided guidelines for store managers if a customer is making employees or customers uncomfortable. Managers are expected to take the advised protocol for different situations, which in some instances may mean calling law enforcement.

Walmart’s decision to ask gun owners not to openly carry firearms into its stores came after an August shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, left 22 dead.

The decision stopped short of an outright ban on guns in stores and represents a similar approach to those taken by other retailers, including Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Target and Starbucks.

Costco is the only retailer in the top 30 largest U.S. retailers to ban firearms, based on interviews conducted by The Hill last week.

Stores can legally restrict the carrying of guns on to their private property.

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#1. To: WWG1WWA (#0)

I like this reply to you on the FREE REPUBLIC so I will repost it here -

I don’t see this as productive. You want to carry, go for it. Hell unzip and put you penis on display. A bullshit show that don’t make a point. If you’re to lazy or stupid to get concealed carry permit piss off. I carry every damn day but I don’t wave my dick around. GFYS

2 posted on 9/11/2019, 2:20:38 AM by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought))
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Gatlin  posted on  2019-09-11   6:29:06 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

#4. To: Gatlin (#1)

I don’t see this as productive. You want to carry, go for it. Hell unzip and put you penis on display. A bullshit show that don’t make a point. If you’re to lazy or stupid to get concealed carry permit piss off. I carry every damn day but I don’t wave my dick around. GFYS

So are we allowed to wave our dicks around at Walmart? Is this some new customer incentive?

I guess a manager might call the cops if you're waving a gun around and making people nervous.

But they definitely will call the cops if you're waving your penis around? Are they afraid it might go off? Does that make people nervous?

I think Walmart needs to hire more transsexual managers to deal with these quandaries.

Tooconservative  posted on  2019-09-11   8:25:57 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

#8. To: Tooconservative (#4)

So are we allowed to wave our dicks around at Walmart?

I would say that could be a "sizeable" consideration.

Hee Hee ...

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