This is a discussion on Gun Store Owner Robbed & Beaten within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So the hoodies are now to blame for criminal behavior? Not at all. The ban on hoodies is for the benefit of the security cams. ...
Not at all. The ban on hoodies is for the benefit of the security cams. At least at my LGS.So the hoodies are now to blame for criminal behavior?
The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".
I was simply pointing out the matter of perspective. From the shop owner's viewpoint, "disallowing" things has some value. Of course, it doesn't stop a darned thing. Criminals will enter and attempt their crimes, irrespective of what they're wearing, carrying, sporting, skin coloration, number of buddies with whom they enter the shop, etc. And of course signage isn't depriving a person of a jacket, backpack, sunglasses or whatever. It's simply putting the person on notice they're likely to be asked to leave as a result.
It is what it is, silly though it seems.
When he said he would rather take a bullet than let one of his customers it made me wish I could go and spend money at his store.
But then again, I suppose you don't see it as losing business, as in your twisted world-view the only people who wear hoodies are crackhead thugs who probably wouldn't buy anything anyway...
Sorry I'm ranting about this. I've been turned away from stores for this and much more asanine things besides.
I get angry when I see this stuff and sometimes spout off, but I hate people who hurt old people or anyone trying to run a business.. So if my post seems a little angry its because thats All I see on the news at night, and most offenders fit that description. But cant put all in one catagory, just have to enforce laws and make a crime like this an example where no one in the right mind would even consider an act like this..
I wouldnt care if they wear a jacket or coat, but dont enter the store with it on your head. Especially in a bank or Gun shop. Use common sense. if its my store I make my rules and if you dont like it leave
Geeze.... People around here more worried about complainin about a 'No Hoodie' Sign than a 'No Carry' sign.
I get that we need to make sure that we do not discriminate in our society, at large, but, come on.................. It's his business. Its his business call (good or bad).
My 2 cents.
If I were a store owner I would not allow concealed faces either. It is not "beyond ridiculous".
Store owners have a right to refuse anyone service.
I have grown tired of these profiling arguments. Damn right I would profile.
We all profile to one extent or another. If x person is in Y neighborhood running between houses at 2 am, darn right this fits the profile for suspicious behavior.
"When those who are governed do too little, those who govern can, and will, do too much." Ronald Reagan
Do what you can; then do what you must
How about "Hoodie wearers will be shot, surviving hoodie wearers will be shot again!"
Since most states allow you to carry any way you please, in your store or home... If I were the shop owner, and someone walked in with a hoodie, I'd just elect to carry it in my hand. And point to the sign with the weak hand if they asked me why.
BTW, it's ridiculous and asinine. Sometimes, two esses are allowed in the latter.
It could be worse!