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So How Long Has This Been Going On?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dunerunner, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Went to the Cabella's in Gateway Mall today to exchange some purchases and they have greeters at the entrance of Cabella's asking patorns to check their guns and ammo before entering the store. I mean, if I had been carrying concealed...How would they know?

    Is this another gun free, potential crime sceen looking for a kook to make it happen?
  2. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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    I noticed the signs last time I was at the Tulalip store, it specifies any firearm going in for a trade/sale or repair. Their sign does not say anything about conceal carried or open carried firearms.
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I dont go to Cabella's but the above is correct based on other posts from the past.
  4. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    The last time I went into a Cabella's, I did see a sign and noted the one I saw said check guns in for trade or repair too. I remember the sign also saying something about that not applying to concealed weapons. Here is a picture of one of thier signs.


  5. 142

    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    I work at a portland based sporting goods store and our signs read: "All firearms must be checked in at customer service - With exception of concealed carry." A lot of people miss the exception part. A lot of people bring firearms in to fit holsters, have optics installed, trade in, etc... The reason for this is to stop a potentially loaded firearm from entering the store and being fumbled with while trying to fit a holster which could obviously result in an accident with your average joe-blow behind the gun. As policy has it the firearm must be brought in unloaded and with no ammunition on your person. A person from the firearm department will be called to the front where they will generally make sure the gun is unloaded and then proceed to the firearm dept. accompanying you (usually carrying your gun, as policy has it) and then you can fiddle with holsters and do whatever you need to do. If have a CHL and you're carrying concealed your weapon must remain entirely concealed otherwise, it's no longer a "concealed" weapon. Is it? People have and do come in with concealed handguns and draw them from their person (loaded) to fit holsters in a busy store. It may sound surprising but it happens. Incidences such as that is what stores like mine try to avoid by posting signs. It's nothing against CHL holders and it certainly doesn't mean its a "gun free zone." Just trying to make it as safe as possible for everyone and to avoid potential law suits and accidents from happening. Simply a little CYA
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I was in a Cabellas two weeks ago, and that is exactly right. I read it and continued right on past.