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Open Carry... Home Depot Vancouver

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Contract_Pilot, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Went to home depot in Vancouver my 205 & Padden Pky I have open carried there before with my CZ-52 in a Uncle Mikes Holster covers the CZ nicely. Went there with my M&P45 in the Serpa Blackhawk holster did my shopping an in line at the check stand I was approached by security 3 of them telling me that it's store policy that firearms are not allowed in the store and I need to stop shopping right now and leave. I asked them if I could check out as I already had my shopping done they said no you need to leave so I walked out leaving my cart full of stuff at the register.

    Note there are no sign's or anything on the door about store policy? I will no longer shop at home depot.

    So, I went to LOWES was doing my shopping and an employee came up asked me what type of gun and if i needed any help, I told him the type and asked him to show me where 30 seconds house cleaner was (they were out) he was cool... went to the register paid walked out. In the parking lot some little boy and his mom were parked next to me the boy asked his mom is that a hummer? she said yes then the boy asked me is that a real gun? I sad yes! His mom told me I should not have that thing in public its dangerous. I giggled a little but otherwise I kept my mouth shut.
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    If it were me, I would mail a copy of all of your receipts from Lowe's for the next year to Home Depot Corp mgmt with an explanation of just why the money wasn't spent with them. :D
     
  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hmm I wonder if there's a Lowes around here :)
     
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Write to "Home Despot" and find out if that is actually their policy. I would guess that it is not and the security was taking on themselves to create policy.

    If firearms are really not allowed in the store, then that would include CCW also.

    Rules like that keep out law abiding rule following armed citizens, but does nothing to deter dirtbags.
     
  5. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Home Depot Credit card is CitiBank the same outfit who started a storm with stopping transactions of firearm purchases "over the internet". i closed my account with HD and haven't been back since. Lowes has good service and they haven't done me wrong so far.

    SF-
     
  6. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    I concealed carry at home depot all the time. Out of sight, no problems ever. The pistol is still there when I need it, and I won't ever run the risk of getting hastled. It's up to you, if you want to go around town testing stores' policies, on firearms carry. But if they don't know you have it, then they can't hastle you. that's my thought anyway.
     
  7. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    Why not just conceal carry? Im sorry but i don't believe in open carry and showing off to the public like a giddy school girl that you are laughing as the kid asks if you have a gun. You sound like somebody with an ego trying to show off, look at my hummer and gun world, im a real man.
     
  8. xstayfrostyx

    xstayfrostyx PDX Member

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    I think you may be missing the point in this instance...
     
  9. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Ummm... Really!?!? how many times do we need to make a ruckus when somebody decides to post and share their open carry experiences with us?

    Seems every thread people feel they have to belittle the open carrier with comments like "Little man needs his Ego stroked and so that is the real reason he walks around with his gun waggling for all to see" or "Real men conceal their weapons because much bigger men know it's better to hide them and don't have to waggle them in everybody faces"

    Really!?!? people why digress the thread with this non-sense mudslinging?

    Final comment on this thread:

    Open carry is legal and I also feel the only way the public is going to learn to tolerate it is if they see people doing it all the time. It just isn't about Penis waggling so get over it.
     
  10. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    So fast to jump to conclusions in here. If you couldent carry concealed would you carry open or just not carry? I dont no the op but maybe he has no ccw permit and CANT carry concealed.
     
  11. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would agree. I would still like to hear if that really is the official Home Despot policy. I will likely stop shopping there if they have a rule against firearms in the store...
     
  12. qtcoupe

    qtcoupe Vancouver Wa. Member

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    Yeah. pull your shirt over it, Go about your business and quit intimidating the public. We gun owners have enough trouble as it is.
     
  13. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    I really feel sorry for all of us that using a right is seen as intimidating.
     
  14. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    It is wrong to exercise a right?:laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Did you know that 2 wrongs don't make a right............but 3 lefts do.
     
  15. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    I think one perspective that is being overlooked is that there may have been several (if not dozens) of people in Home Depot (where I NEVER shop...Lowes guy :) going to the store management about 'a guy w/ a gun.' So yeah, they may have made up a policy on the spot to ask 1 guy to leave in response for the many complaints I can imagine it drummed up. Do I agree w/ you, too. **** yes, its your right to open carry. BUT you were on private property. At least they asked nicely rather than just called 911 & had you booted out by the police at best, or maybe a face-down-on-the asphalt moment at worst.
    Pick those battles IMO.
     
  16. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    The problem here is the people that see him escorted out by security or that mother whos kid the OP talked to. While I agree with open carry its the problems that I cause that I do not agree with. All people do is stir the bubblegum when they open carry, what if that mom starts calling her elected officials trying to get a law in place to stop open carry. It may happen. If nobody sees it its no harm no foul AND you get to carry legally. I guess I just don't see the point of pissing off and intimidating people to get your point across it doesnt work.
     
  17. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    The problem is your thinking in a Right frame of mind when you need to think in the LEFT frame of mind. Scare tactics are not going to make non gun owners want to learn about open carry, its going to make them fight harder against it when they see it, I know this because most of my friends are liberal democrats. What works on you i.e. the news and all the stories of murders and crimes to get you to carry does the exact opposite to somebody on the other side of the spectrum it makes them think people like the OP are the problem. Do I think its right NO, but thats the fact of the matter. To change somebodys mind don't use your way of thinking, be smarter than that and use their way of thinking.
     
  18. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    So if he has no ccw he shouldent open carry and go without a firearm in your opinion?
     
  19. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    He should go get a CCW if he is that afraid for his life. If he is in the process of waiting for it in the mail its a different story but when you end your story with something to the effect of the kid asked if its a real hummer i said yes, then asked if it was a real gun and i said YES! the mom didn't like it so i giggled. Doesn't make the OP sound like a guy fearing for his safety as much as looking for attention or why add that? Its pure showing off IMO
     
  20. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Open carry is a right. For better or worst, it is a RIGHT.

    If this thread goes off the wall with anti-OCers belittling OC'ers like children (Again), I will not return to NWFA.