No Guns in my Bank

No Guns in my Bank

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    Illinois, its fancy criminal protection signs (aka as gun free zones) are already proudly displayed on most of my local banks. I'm not their supporter so their choice does not affect me, however, it makes me wonder why.

    In my town there were several small bank robberies. None of them were done using an actual firearm. One of our local incidents included a fake bomb! So why bother when everyone knows that a set of harsh words will make any teller hand over the loot?

    It's a shame because I would much rather support a local business than some JP Morgan Chase or BMO Harris. Just don't take Chase as an example and make everyone hate you, even criminals. Fake bomb...how ridiculous.

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    Our local credit union is gun friendly. I've noticed that many of the bigger nationwide institutions are not.
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    I wonder if banks' insurance would help a patron who is robbed prior to making a deposit. How would one go about determining how much money they had on them to make a valid claim?

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    It's a mixed bag around here as far as the banks go. Some of them have the signs us and some don't. It's even stranger when you go to one location and the signs up and the next location of the same bank and there's no sign. I guess each location has someone there that decides.
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    As far as I can tell, not one bank in Marion, Ohio has gun buster signs posted.
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    Most banks and credit unions have signs on them around here.... but, they're not 'legal' signs. I don't know how it is in other states but in SC it's very specific about the sign color, size, where it's placed, etc. Most places don't have it right, thus making it legal for me to carry in there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heritage1865 View Post
    Most banks and credit unions have signs on them around here.... but, they're not 'legal' signs. I don't know how it is in other states but in SC it's very specific about the sign color, size, where it's placed, etc. Most places don't have it right, thus making it legal for me to carry in there!
    Well even the signs around here that are the legal signs don't carry much weight. The most that can be done is they ask you to leave and if you don't it's tresspassing. I just think it's odd how they pick and choose which branches get the sign and which ones don't.
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    In Texas these signs do not carry weight of law. If somehow the mgmt. were to notice you were carrying, all they could do is ask you to leave the premisis. If you refused to leave you could be charged with trespassing. My CU is also gun friendly.
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    None of MY guns in your bank means none of my MONEY...in there either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregivq View Post
    I wonder if banks' insurance would help a patron who is robbed prior to making a deposit. How would one go about determining how much money they had on them to make a valid claim?
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    It's so silly that these fine folks think that a sign will change a bank robbers mind, or any criminal. Their living in a dream world that only makes the sheep feel good that they are under the strongest protection when in fact they are living a lie.

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    We don't have gun buster signs in FL banks, we have no hoodies, no hats, no sunglasses signs, all of which are completely ignored.
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    Here in my neck of TX the credit union that my car is financed through has a 30.06 (gunbuster) sign up but my normal bank doesn't have anything up. I wanted to ask one of the manager's about it the other day but I forgot. My normal bank is a nationwide bank too. I guess it depends upon the manager of that particular bank.
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    MY CU in N. Florida says no guns and even has supposed metal detectors, but I have walked in with my firearm and no bells or alarms.
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    The bank where I had my business account posted 'no gun' signs on all the doors. My response was to close the account, taking the balance in cash rather than a cashiers check, then walk across the street to another bank to open a new account.

    The new bank provides free business checking accounts, no fee business VISA card, paid for my first order of checks, has more free off-street parking, better hours (including Saturdays), fresh coffee is always available (need an insulated travel mug to take that with you? No problem, sir), and friendlier service all around. I am spreading the word to every business owner I know.
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