..and was distressed to think that the management would have thought I was such a danger to their "gun-free zone". I also thought about what would have happened to that guard if 4 or 5 gangbangers, lookin' to pillage, had just arrived and stormed on in. Mainly, I wondered if he would have lived long enough to "see them in".
So I've called their corporate and talked to a couple of nice people, one of whom is trying to get me a name and e-mail address of a Policy Maker. The one I spoke with, not at all defensive or evasive, genuinely believed that it made their stores safer for customers and staff, by being "gun-free". She was astonished to learn that a hundred thousand or so Tennesseans would be unlikely to go into their stores and spend money. She even seemed to sort of apologize that I was one of those henceforth turned away.
we need some stats on:
1. Demographics, (financial, education), on CCW holders for each state.
2. Crime info, and examples, such as aftermath data, that could show the positive side of CCW presence at armed robberies.
3. Quotes from anybody that would seem credible to a Policy Maker at any establishment like Jared's, that I mentioned above.
If you have any good suggestions, post them here, or e-mail me, if you wish to keep a low profile. Try to keep this in mind as you stumble accross new web pages, or other sources. I will try to put the info into a coherent package, and make it available to all. Obscure sites and blogs have some good material, keep your "Notepad" handy!