Cracker Barrel Alert (LONG)

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    Tonight the wife and I went to Cracker Barrel in Richmond for dinner. After being served a manager approached and informed me Cracker Barrel policy on guns has been changed and they are now prohibited in their stores. This policy is for all legal carry, whether concealed or open carried. I just sent the following e-mail and will await their reply to it. I will post their reply when I receive it.

    I am writing in reference to an apparent change to Cracker Barrel policy on the carrying of firearms in your stores.

    I have frequented your restaurants for close to 10 years and it has always been the policy, as far as I know, that Cracker Barrel followed the laws of the state they were located in as to the carrying of firearms.

    Tonight, March 20, my wife and I went to Store #592 in Richmond Virginia. We have eaten at this location on an average of 2 to 3 times a month since it opened. I have always carried a firearm there. Tonight I was informed by management that I would have to leave my gun in my car, since corporate offices had sent out a e-mail changing their policy and guns were no longer allowed in the stores. Since our meals had just been brought to the table I complied with the policy and removed my gun. When I re-entered the store I double checked to see if there was a sign posting the store as off limits for carrying. There was no sign posted.

    I respect your right to set policy in your stores, but I feel that as a law abiding citizen your restriction places me in an unsafe position. While the inside of your stores may a safe environment, the parking lot is not. Your policy places me in a dangerous situation entering and exiting your stores. It also forces me to leave a gun inside a vehicle, unattended.

    Law carriers of guns have passed background checks to receive a carry permit, as well as the training and expense associated with it. We will obey the policies you place on us. The criminal has not gone through any form of background check, no training, and will not follow your policy. Their very choice of being a criminal means they feel they are above the law and your policies.

    Unless your policy is reversed I will no longer frequent Cracker Barrel. There are many other resturants that do not restrict my Second Amendment rights. I am also a member of a forum which numbers in excess of 44,000 members, who support the right to carry. I will post your reply to this forum. The vast majority of the members feel the same as I do. That if our lawful carry is not permitted, then we will not spend our hard earned money in your stores.

    Again, I ask that you reconsider this ill conceived policy and reverse it.

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    If this is true then I won't go back. Period. The food is good but I can live without it.
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    I carried in a Cracker Barrel in MD a couple days ago, no sign, also nobody seemed to notice. If no sign, I'll carry until asked to leave, they have to first identify that I have a weapon with me.
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    What? That is insane. Cracker Barrel strikes me as one of the last corporate-type places that would ban lawful carry. They even have fake flintlocks on the walls.

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    I just ate at a Cracker Barrel here in Arkansas. There was no sign.

    It wouldnt be good for them if they posted one.
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    If they post a legal sign according to Texas or AR when I go that way, I will obey the law and find someplace else to eat.

    Apparently the OP was open carrying in order for the manager to notice his gun. One more reason I prefer CC to OC.
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    I would have asked, do you want me to leave now or eat and pay for my meal and not come back.

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    The food is good....but definately not worth the potential exposure (now everyone will know anyone leaving the restaurant is unarmed)

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    Thank you archer51. Can't wait to hear corporates reply. You did a good gob with the letter. Hopefully it's just an anti gun manager. But if not I will not enter their door again either.
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    Very well stated...interested in their response.
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    I wonder if it is simply his policy and he is trying to hide behind the corporate shield? It is a good thing my wife and I didn't go to the nearest one to my town. After driving 35-45 miles (one way) no telling what I would have told the manager.
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    How did they know you were carrying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    I would have asked, do you want me to leave now or eat and pay for my meal and not come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    What? That is insane. Cracker Barrel strikes me as one of the last corporate-type places that would ban lawful carry. They even have fake flintlocks on the walls.
    They'll probably put up a 'fake' sign banning those, too!
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    In Ohio we can't carry in restaurants that serve alcohol (yet).

    Guess it will be Bob Evans from now on.

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