This is the letter I composed today after being confronted with a "Gun-Buster" sign.
I copied and tweaked from a few different letters that I have seen. I will admit I am plagiarizing.
Some people can write better than I can. It all fits on one page neatly, unlike how it takes to the formatting here!
Can't remember where I got them from, but If it was you, I thank you for your inspiration!
Attn: Owner/General Manager
********, KS 66*** July 6, 2012
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing to you in regards to a sign posted at your **** ***** Drive store. The sign that I
am referring to is a "No Concealed Weapons" sign posted by the front door. I noticed this sign today as I
was headed into your store to purchase KC Royals/ All Star gear for my family. I had to turn around and leave before I even got to the door. Unfortunately, I will no longer be patronizing any of your
establishments since you apparently do not want people like me in your store.
I am a middle-aged, married woman with children. I hold a Concealed Carry License issued by
the state of Kansas, with a permit from the state of Florida in process. As a holder of these documents, I have passed several background checks performed by KHP, KBI, FBI, BATF and NCIC, as well as state mandated proficiency training. So, in reality, you know quite a bit about me. These security and safety processes ensure to you that I am not a felon, a fugitive, convicted of a crime of domestic violence, an abuser of controlled substances, subject to a restraining order, an illegal alien, or a mental defective. How much do you know about your other customers?
Self defense is a fundamental human right and is supported by the United States Constitution
and the Kansas Constitution. Apparently your store feels that law-abiding citizens can not be trusted
to carry a legal firearm to protect their families while they go about their daily business. However, you
apparently trust criminals to respect your signage. This is a false logic; if a criminal has decided to rob your store or commit an act of violence on your premises, do you really believe that a "No Concealed Weapons" sign is going to stop them? It actually serves as notice to criminals that they are entering a "Gun-Free Victim Zone". If this turns out to be the case and the unthinkable happens and patrons or employees are harmed or killed, your company may find itself liable. By restricting a person from carrying a legal concealed weapon in your store, you have assumed responsibility for their safety.
I feel very strongly about my right to defend my family, and will not frequent businesses that do
not support that right. I will be happy to resume my patronage of your establishment if and when that sign comes down. Until then, I am compelled to take my patronage elsewhere, and advise my family and friends to do the same.
As a Concealed Carry permit holder, discretion is a must. I do not advertise that I carry a
weapon to protect my family. And to look at me you would not expect or be able to notice that I am
armed. Therefore, in the interest of privacy, I am not able to sign my name at the bottom of this letter. Please understand that I am a local customer who - prior to receiving my permit - has spent a decent amount of money in your stores.
I wish to thank you for your attention to this matter.
Kansas CCW Holder