Business removed "NO CCW" sign
I went to my gas company today to buy all of my propane for the year. Much to my surprise I see a sign on the door prohibiting CCW, guns, knives, dangerous weapons, etc. I was not carrying because I had been working on some home improvement projects outside most of the morning and did not want to be flashing my gun to the neighbors while bending over and reaching for things. So as I am not packing I go inside to talk to the manager that I know and have always done business with in the past. At this time I have decided to take my money elsewhere but wanted to let the manager know why. I was told he was in the back and would be available in a few minutes. I decided to leave and would call the manager later to explain why I am switching gas companies. As I am getting in my truck to leave the manager comes around the corner and gives a friendly "Hello" and "How's it going". I followed him to the door then asked about the sign. He told me it was a corporate workplace violence policy. I explained my feelings on the issue and began to politely explain I would be doing business some place else. The manager agreed with my point of view. Well it turned out that the place was under new ownership and the policy no longer applied. The manager had not got around to removing the sign yet but had another employee remove the sign from to door right away. So I went ahead and payed for my pre-buy gas program with no guilt and some satisfaction about the sign being removed.
I did not change any corporate policy but I made a point and the sign was removed. It worked out well because changing gas companies could be a real pain and would end up costing me more money in the short and long term. I also like the manager as he has always been easy to deal with and helpful with "Propane and propane acessories"(spoken with best Hank Hill voice).
This is the only No CCW sign I have seen in my area. Anyone else have similar experiences and what kind of businesses in your areas are usually posted No CCW.
Creative Boycott with an abject LESSON!
A couple of years ago, there was a big flap about the Denny's restaurant chain in south Florida forbidding CCW Permit holders from carrying inside. We (our IDPA shooting club) used to make it a regular ritual, after the match to take all forty of us to a Denny's and ask to be seated. Invariably, the manager would come out and greet us with $$$ signs in his eyes (KA CHING!) and then one of us would happen to "notice" the warning, after which we'd get all huffy and storm outside with the now wailing manager trailing behind.
Then we'd go to the next Denny's in the area and do the same thing all over again! They never caught on and the corporate guys never send warnings to the chain. I think that stupid policy last about 8 weeks once the other clubs jumped on the bandwagon too.