How wacky is this?
This is a discussion on How wacky is this? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was going to Gander Mt. store to see about trading some hand guns. So in addition to my CCW, I entered the store with ...
December 6th, 2006 02:05 PM
How wacky is this?
I was going to Gander Mt. store to see about trading some hand guns. So in addition to my CCW, I entered the store with my bag of firearms and announced to the clerk my intentions. I have been there before and know that "don't tell" is the rule for the concealed weapon, so I didn't give that up.
What was weird was that I had to open the bag, remove each gun from it's box and/or holster, demonstrate each gun was unloaded, and then place them back in their respective box and/or holster and then into the bag. After all that I was allowed to go to the back of the store to the gun section. Not that I couldn't have been carrying a clip or loose rounds.
Anyway, it just seemed ridiculous.
p.s. I didn't trade.
December 6th, 2006 02:05 PM
December 6th, 2006 02:14 PM
For every stupid rule: there was some idiot who didn't have common sense and went in there with loaded guns. They made it a hassle for you and me but the rule was made for the next idiot.
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December 6th, 2006 02:17 PM
Which one was it if you don't mind me asking?
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December 6th, 2006 02:30 PM
It does seem strange.
Maybe like we check our guns to make sure they are unloaded before cleaning. Perhaps they check, too, before servicing/trading?
Not to keep you from going nuts and shooting up the store, but to prevent accidents.
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December 6th, 2006 02:35 PM
In this country where one can sue for almost anything, I'm sure it is just a liability precaution.....
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December 6th, 2006 03:02 PM
Checking in the front of the store, as well as the gun section helps prevent AD's. either from employees or customers. not everyone is safety conscious.
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December 6th, 2006 03:05 PM
At the Gander Mountain local to me you have to check firearms as well, then walk back to the hunting department, straight through the ammunition aisles....
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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December 6th, 2006 03:06 PM
i frequent Gander Mtn quite often and like shopping for firearms there...I have never stopped at the front desk, and have just took my bag back...of course no one has ever stopped me up front either.
a ND is dangerous up front or in the back....6 of one half dozen of the other.
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December 6th, 2006 05:00 PM
Play The Game...
Keep your CCW...just that...concealed...
It's an insurance thing...
Stay alert...stay safe!
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December 6th, 2006 06:44 PM
It is an insurance thing pure and simple. Insurance rules are not common sense!
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December 6th, 2006 07:53 PM
Originally Posted by xercise2nd
I don't think that the policy is intended to keep you from being able to enter armed for a crime spree/robbery/massacre. It's to make sure that you won't be negligently pointing a loaded gun around when you go in to the gun counter and take it out to show the guy there. From that standpoint, it makes sense, I think.
December 6th, 2006 07:57 PM
At my local GM there is only 1 true "gun guy" , so I expect
the others to act like the retail sheeple they are.
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December 8th, 2006 03:21 PM
Originally Posted by sticky
Same at this store. Not that one couldn't have a charged clip or loose ammo in a pocket...
Originally Posted by absit
Good answers, team! I buy that insurance is the answer, both the kind you buy and the kind you demonstrate to avoid an AD.
Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey
December 8th, 2006 04:09 PM
Seems to me it is just a safety precaution. I have seen clerks at stores become so busy and sloppy in handling firearms that they fail to check/clear weapons occasionally. The more time people check, the less likely you have to 'duck'.
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December 8th, 2006 04:24 PM
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