This is a discussion on I didn't know about Costco until today... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by roalho I'm just surprised that some other Idahoan complained about the gun! Must have been one of those left coast immigrants or ...
This is becoming more and more of a problem here in North Idaho. And Idaho is OC or CC your choice, and no offense to any of the posters who think that an accidental flash never happens but sorry to burst the bubble but they do. Probably to you without even knowing it if you OWB carry.
I know of over 500 retired LE who LEOSA qualify annually where I do, many of them from CA, who will learn of this policy and then can make their own decisions on shopping there.
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Today is the first I've heard about this Erik Scott incident. Oddly, I'm having trouble finding a definitive description of the event.
The whole thing is crazy. I feel horrible for his family.
I agree with Merlin82plus, F-Costco. I personally will not venture in to a big box store unless it is absolutely necessary. Not going to get on a , but I like to support my local businesses.
That is pretty stupid. Losing 'loyal' customers over something that stupid. In SC, you have to have a sign of a specified size/style for it to be legal, posted at every entrance. I don't think you can be kicked out just for 'being made.'
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I am surprised that this is a company wide policy. I used to open carry in the Costco on Germantown Parkway in Memphis before we moved. I open carried in that store probably a hundred times. No one ever said a word other than to compliment me on my carry choice.
But, i searched the Costco website and lo and behold, look what i found. Below is what I found, copied and pasted directly with no editing at all:
To me, what that says is, here is our policy and if you don't like it, we don't care. We don't need you as a member.
Costco Wholesale is a membership-only warehouse club. It is not open to the general public. It restricts membership to a limited group of qualified individuals who agree to membership conditions. We have the right and the obligation to our members, to enact and enforce membership rules. The Member Service Employees at the exit doors are obliged to follow these rules. By obtaining a Costco membership card, our members agree to comply with the Membership Rules and the Privileges and Conditions of membership.
Costco does not believe that it is necessary for firearms to be brought into its warehouse stores, except in the case of authorized law enforcement officers. For the protection of all our members and employees, we feel this is a reasonable and prudent precaution to ensure a pleasant shopping experience and safe workplace. Our policy is meant to protect our members and employees in all warehouses around the world. This is not a new policy and we do not customize the policy for each individual city/county/state/country where we do business.
Our primary goal at Costco Wholesale is to keep our members happy. If you believe that our policy restricting members from bringing firearms into our warehouse stores is either unfair or excessively burdensome, or you cannot agree to abide by this policy, or you are dissatisfied for any other reason, Costco will promptly refund your annual membership fee in full.
So, it looks like we will be canceling our membership this weekend and getting our money back.
Gun Free Zones are totally effective, and 100% safe ... (wait for it) ... (wait for it) ... until a bad guy with a gun shows up! Then suddenly, you have an uncontested Kill Zone of defensless sheep, patiently awaiting their turn for the slaughter.
The Scott family took out billboard ads seeking copies of the "lost" Costco security tapes...
Erik Scott family buys 4 billboard ads seeking Costco video - Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 | 12:06 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun
The officers involved said he pulled a weapon... but after he was down, they discovered his licensed handgun still secured in its holster. Now they have been honored by the National Association of Police Organizations as heroes !
Las Vegas officers honored for 'heroic' Costco shooting - News - ReviewJournal.com
This is a crappy situation, but to conceal a weapon means to make sure not everyone in the store knows its there.
Have never had a costco membership.
Looks as though i'll never have to wory about it
Had a sams club card for a couple years, but Kroger, Meijer is the usual mowadays.
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