As far as I've always known they are off limits, maybe not at every store, but believed it to be corporate policy.
We hade a local guy carry concealed into a Wally World here in ABQ a few years back. Shortly after they passed the CCW here. Anyway, another individual entered the store and started harrasing his ex-wife, and soon had a knife out and was threatening to kill her. No one else stepped up except this guy, who happens to have his 1911 with him. He showed him his weapon, and told him to stop, but the dude just kept going after her, so he shot him down, killed the guy.Just want to point out that wal-mart chain does not permit handguns in their stores, they fall under the "...and where posted".
WalMart made a statement about posted signs about no guns allowed, but that was about it. If I remember right, he even got some sort of award. But no bad mojo from Wally World.
EDIT: Wally World has signs on most stores that say "no guns permitted" just take a look next time you're there. It's a store policy nation wide to my understanding.
Heh.... I STILL have people at my "local" gun shop in Tempe that have a hard time remembering that I carry (and for those of you who have seen me in person, you might understand why).I'm sorry man, but that made me laugh so hard when I first read it. I can see a whole roomful of people screaming and running. I think the same thing when I have mine with me, expect it's "Oh my god, that tattooed guy has a gun".
We have open carry, I don't often, but have. If you don't exersize your rights and all that, you know. That being said, congrats on a clean first day carrying man. You'll get more used to it, and it'll become like second nature. Just be safe, and stay level headed, you'll be fine.
I remember when a good friend of mine was having a debut at a local gallery in downtown Phoenix off of Grand Ave, and wanted me to walk her out since it's a pretty rough part of town even with the "Urban revitilization" going on. Considering her options were a few VERY emo bois and others who were too drunk to notice their own two feet, I was more than happy. There was a serial rapist going around the South Phoenix/East Valley at the time (killed something like 10 people) so everyone was on edge for everything for a few months there, and better to be safe than sorry.
Well, sure enough when we got to her car the back window had been bashed out and the rear doorhandle had been jimmied off with a prybar. We were a good 20 feet off so she instantly got her cellphone out and went inside. and I told her to hang on before going further. I just got off work so I happened to have my C9 on me, and just went up to poke around the backseat just to be sure. Luckily it was empty, and I went inside the gallery to let her know.
All I remember were all ten or so people left in the gallery just staring at me with their jaws open. Finally, one of the emo kids blurted out "Oh my god, is that a...ya know...gun?" I just shrugged, sad a quick "oh, sorry" and put it back in my holster behind my jacket and told her the car was clear and that she should call the cops anyway to get a report on the break in since it was a nice car.
And the funny part: The constant inquiry wasn't over the gun (except one of the emo brats wanted to "hold" it and I told him to piss off), but from a male couple wondering how I was able to still keep the "flow" of the jeans I was wearing with it on. A little strange, but goes to show that the average person wouldn't know a concealed carry if it knocked their half-caff-mocha latte out of their hands.
Working on it ASAP, that way I can also help organize the Arizona Hi-Point shootout.Neo: I know the area well, as I used to delivere Truck parts from a near by truck parts business. Yeah, I noticed alot of "businesses" starting up on that section of Grand, from Van B up to 19th ave. And I admire you for carrying, as you know what kind of area that is.
As far as the numbnuts making comments and deleting thier links to you over what you do, They are fools. Nothing more, perhaps something less.
Get back down here so we can go shooting again
thanks, i needed that :lol:and all I could think about was when I took off my jacket someone would see my gun and scream "Oh my god that black guy has a gun" and the sight of people running for their lives and ducking behind tables.
Here's something I found which may explain thehmmmm. i carry in my local Wal Mart... i've never seen signs or anything.