Strange place to be asked to disarm

Strange place to be asked to disarm

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    Strange place to be asked to disarm

    I was at a gun shop/range in Tampa,FL yesterday and I was confused by the rather large sign at the front entrance with red lettering saying "STOP" and continued to tell customers to unload.

    Is this normal for a fire arms renter/dealer? I have only been to Gander Mountain until yesterday.


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    When I lived in the Bay Area in CA, the range I went to made it very clear that no one was allowed to carry a loaded firearm unless they were on-duty LEO.

    The folks at the ranges I've visited in TN looked at me like I was crazy and laughed when I asked if it was OK to carry concealed. "Why wouldn't it be?" was one of the responses I got...

    I like the South more than CA...
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    Well being from NY that was why I was really surprised.

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    I like the South more than CA
    Well that has to get a big duhhh. (Sorry couldn't resist)
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    They are referring to guns carried in your arms into the store. Also that means NO drawing your carry piece to show or whatever. Keep concealed...concealed.

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    Both shooting ranges in the Richmond VA area are posted "No Loaded Weapons".

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    Quote Originally Posted by surprise View Post
    They are referring to guns carried in your arms into the store. Also that means NO drawing your carry piece to show or whatever. Keep concealed...concealed.
    This is a big deal here in Colorado at both Gander MTN and Sportsman's WH. Both have had ppl draw their CCW to try it in a holster LOADED and waving it any which way. They ask ppl to go to the firearms counter and declare and unload in front of them or bollow a similar firearm from their new stock.

    You need to read the small print under the sign.

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    One indoor range in Aurora has a sign that all firearms must be unloaded action open and not concealed. This means everyone. I'm not sure how that helps anything, they do have a number of bad clientele.

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    the 3 ranges/stores I frequent around here both welcome CONCEALED pistols if you have your ccw, and keep it concealed. Although at one least used to expressly forbid it, even f you had a ccw, but that was before we went from "may issue" to "shall issue."
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    Strange place to to asked to disarm

    I was at the Gander MTN in upstate N.Y. recently. And if I read the sign posted at the front door right.
    It said that all firearms need to be unloaded and checked at front desk except legal concealed carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopadrino79 View Post
    I was at a gun shop/range in Tampa,FL yesterday and I was confused by the rather large sign at the front entrance with red lettering saying "STOP" and continued to tell customers to unload.

    Is this normal for a fire arms renter/dealer? I have only been to Gander Mountain until yesterday.
    Maybe its just me, but the issue was in FL not CA. this state isn't all blue. Gee it is hard to defend though.

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    I think this is understandable, you get too many 'yahoos' in a gun store per day, i think if you are going to keep concealed it shouldn't come out, but alot of people say hey does this gun match this holster? How about this mag, and the gun gets flashed about in everywhich direction. Safer situation for everyone if a gun is going to be unholstered then it should be unloaded in a gun store. OMO.
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    My local gun shop has a big sign like that too. Except theirs has a real small print line underneath that says "law enforcement and permit holders exempt".

    I guess it makes a certain amount of sense to remind people to unload their weapons before taking them into the range.
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    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    One range in the local area posts that ALL guns are to be unloaded including concealed weapons.

    The other range has the same rule but once you are known to be a safe gun handler you are welcome to leave your concealed weapon loaded but you can't draw it, well unless the guys behind the counter were to need some help. But then they're a fairly salty bunch....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dang.45 View Post
    When I lived in the Bay Area in CA, the range I went to made it very clear that no one was allowed to carry a loaded firearm unless they were on-duty LEO.

    The folks at the ranges I've visited in TN looked at me like I was crazy and laughed when I asked if it was OK to carry concealed. "Why wouldn't it be?" was one of the responses I got...

    I like the South more than CA...
    HAHA! I got the same thing from a local gun shop in AR. The response was "Son, this is a gun store. If you haven't noticed everyone has a gun on them."

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