Manager chewed me out over bringing firearm to gas station.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JimmyS1985, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985
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    SOmetimes I forget how freaked out some people get by firearms. Theres this gas station I go to regularly, and once upon leaving the firing range, I had my Beretta M9 in my car. I was friends with the gas station clerk attending at the time so I had him come out to the car so I could show it to him, it was a friendly interaction.

    But 3-4 weeks later, today, the manager was finally working when I went up there, and she came out to tell me I can never bring a weapon on the property of her gas station, or she will call the police, she seemed kind of pissed off too at the time. Considering I didn't bring it inside her establishment, outside of kicking me off the property, I don't know what the police would write me up on, certainly not a felony. I didn't pull it out and start waving it around or nothing, I left it in the case and opened it up, just to show it to him. SOme people fail to read the constitution, if I were drunk while possessing the firearm I could understand, but I was as sober as a priest on Sunday.

    Personally I'd be more freaked out about the criminals with firearms not a customer coming back from a firing range who has his gun in a locking case. I guess she's part of the Brady campaign though.

    I don't know what else I can do other than get my CCW, bring your firearm into an establishment with a no-firearms sign on it with a CCW permit, and getting caught is like a $100 fine.

    Heres what it says about open carry in missouri, doesn't appear I broke any laws to be honest.

    http://www.opencarry.org/mo.html
     
  2. Wifey

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    Is there a sign posted stating no firearms? How did she come to know about it? As far as not having your permit...you weren't carrying concealed anyway so I don't see anything there.
    Curious to read the feedback on this and to find out if you start buying your gas elsewhere.
    Wifey
     
  3. JimmyS1985

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    Illegal for police officers to open carry in Fenton, MO

    Maybe I should go to this forum and ask, I wasn't aware of local ordinances but it appears there is a law against open carry in my town, On the other hand I might be in Valley Park, I need to look up those ordinances as well.

    She knew about it probably from reviewing the security tapes in her establishment. They have sound as well.
     
  4. WhyteCheddar

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    its private property. if they dont want you to bring a gun onto their private establishment they have the right to ask you not to do so and to ask you to leave if you do.
     
  5. Redcap

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    obvious-troll.jpg

    Why are you still here? St. Louis is a LONG ways from the Pacific Northwest.
     
  6. branson4020

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    May be not exactly a troll, but just a kid spinning silly fantasy stories.
     
  7. JimmyS1985

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    I thought the sign only addressed firearms inside the establishment, not in the parking lot. I think her sign didn't go as far as she had hoped it would because I obeyed the sign.

    I was unaware I had broken any laws though, Im not even sure if I did to be honest, thats why I may have been naive to her being so offended by me bringing a firearm.

    Not a kid, far from it, Im almost 27.
     
  8. EMP9596

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    The sign in some states/counties/citys can refer to mean: "Premise's" which is the boundry's under the business owner's / lessee's or renter"s control.
     
  9. Skang

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    You called him out during his work time to look at your gun? I understand why manager was upset. :bluelaugh:
     
  10. jimwsea

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  11. Hawaiian

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    Time to find another gas station and more importantly, research you local firearm laws so you don't get arrested.
     
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  12. BillM

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    Buy your gas somewhere else.

    She is the manager? If you feel like you really really really have to DO SOMETHING,
    contact the owner and tell him/her why from now until forever you are going to buy
    your gas somewhere else.
     
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  13. oasis618

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    :bluelaugh:
     
  14. hermannr

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    the proper response to someone like that is, "ok, you do realize I will never do any business of any knid here again". And keep the promise.
     
  15. 82nd Infidel

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    Spend your gas money elsewhere and invite the ignorant B_TCH to move to New York.
     
  16. teflon97239

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    First, I'm no legal expert. I'm not an attorney, and I have never worn a badge in Oregon.

    But I have had a number of concealed permits in a number of states. As a bigtime weapons enthusiast, I admire friends' toys, and I'm not above sharing peeks of my own interesting acquisitions - with intelligent fellow enthusiasts who I know will handle our mutual hobby discretely.

    A gas station owner, a banker (yes I know some laws), a priest, a customer service manager at Walmart, a barkeep - whatever. I don't know anything about them, their backgrounds, their politics, anything. Conversely, they don't need to know I'm sporting a weapon.

    I see many, many smart people here online, in the know about all the laws regarding concealed and open carry. But there seems to be one simple rule of common sense that many of us forget: Whether I choose to exercize certain privileges, or not, uninitiated folks lacking any clue about carrying weapons safely and sanely are not going to learn ANYTHING from me today. Not a thing. And it's not my job to teach them.

    In fact, I believe it's safe to assume that a certain percentage of strangers (however insignificant) might just have an unreasonable reaction to seeing a firearm in the hands of a regular citizen. Barring a life/death emergency, they simply don't need to know I'm armed. Ever.
     
  17. Misterbill

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    Why the F do you waste your time with this in NWShooters instead of ARFCOM or some local entity? How are we supposed to know whatever Ef'ed up law is in effect in your crappy state?
     
  18. Redcap

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    Exactly.
     
  19. aslinged

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    You lost me at M9.
     
  20. Ironbar

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    "JimmyS1985 has now been added to your ignore list."

    God I love that feature.
     

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