This is a discussion on Bank calls my place of employment for asking a gun question within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by First Sgt I think, by the varying opinions, you owe it to yourself to check with an NRA recommended attorney or perhaps ...
Do Not Assume that topics of conversation or the asking of certain questions, which may seem innocuous to people who hold the same feelings regarding firearms as we do, will be received in the same light from people we do not know.
There are an awful lot of people out there who do not have favorable opinions of people who carry guns, and they do not wear a sign on their forehead.
I am of the opinion that the less people who know I carry a gun, the better. Not everyone holds that feeling, but you have less chance of things coming back and biting you in the butt if the "common folk" ( ) have no idea you carry.
I think there are a couple good lessons to be learned from the Original Posters incident, so I certainly appreciate him posting his story! Thanks!
Last edited by Miggy; August 18th, 2009 at 08:11 AM. Reason: Edited
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
I thought asking about open carry would better than going in with a gun on my side where every one can see (cat will be outa bag) i was just a question.
I never said anything about sueing for money
My grammer is not the best but im 38 was a Firefighter for 12 years ran a furniture business and now im working as care giver and its never gave me a problem, till i get online
I havent forced anyone to read my post and as far as some of the comments a few of you made please dont attemp to read any more of my post your comments didnt hep.
And to those that called out the grammer police THANK YOU
im not perfect no one is but i dont see the need to be belittled over my grammer.
Ive always tried to help anyone i can and dont belittle them for what they are not good at.
Btw a police dept is 2 buildings away so can you imagine what kind of hassel and bs it would have been if i had just walked in with a gun on my side if all this come from just asking what there policy was on open carry ?
Guy with gun in bank ??
The bank has no business calling anybody about such a question - unless they thought it indicated danger - then they would logically call the police. Obviously they didn't; they were gossiping meddlers and wrong in calling your employer which serves absolutely no interest.
But, the advice to get a lawyer on hand if your employer should try something due to this is a very good one. They may or may not. I don't know them. (They SHOULD not, but what organizations shouldn't do would fill the Grand Canyon.)
The attorney can do what you both want with the bank. At least they should get a letter about privacy concerns and perhaps a complaint to regulatory agencies. But that's desert right now. The main course is you securing your employment should something happen. Start that now. Yes, it costs a consult fee at the least. But the money is well spent to prevent possible future greater losses. And pay a little more for a very good attorney. Too many people I know with specialized problems went to "their brother-in-law, ("he gave me a break on the fee"). That's not the point. I'd suggest a specialist in employment law.
This might be way off base, and I apologize in advance …
But if you asked the question, the way you wrote this post, you might have scared the bank employee. And they might have called your employer with a “Please tell me this guy doesn’t have a gun” concern.
Still should not have called your employer. But maybe you need to consider how you discuss guns and who you talk to about guns.
I doubt you have any solid case.
CC in a bank in NC is illegal. The statute only calls out CC however, so there is no law technically making OC in a bank illegal. That is probably where the question stems from. I just use the drive through whenever possible.
On a side note, I went into my bank the other day with a holster on. I was OC'ing and left my handgun in the car with my wife. The manager noticed the holster. When I left he came outside and asked if I had "dropped a dollar"? I just cashed a check for several hundred of them but no ones. Probably just checking me out after seeing the holster, but he never mentioned it.
When applying for my texas CHL I had three documents that needed to be notarized. I brought all three to my local bank and they notarized them without batting an eyelash. Yes it is obvious what these documents are for and they wrote something like concealed carry application in their Notary book.
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
Asking a gun question at a bank is like asking a bomb question at the airport. Not sure why you would want to do that.
I would seek legal counsel if you employer takes action against you though. Bank was out of line to call your employer.
To the op IANAL and don't know if there will be any repercussions with your employer or not but this maybe as far as it goes. IMHO the bank was wrong in contacting your employer. If they were worried they should have discussed this with the police not your employer.
From the original post it appears your employer did not say the bank told them your name.I would say the caller stated your name in the call, otherwise the employer would not have come directly to you.proceded to tell me the bank had called them to say one of there employ's had ask what there policy was on open carry in the bank
I don't think you would have a case to prove damages as your employer did not let you go at the time.
I would not discuss this with the bank manager, but would send a strongly worded letter to the bank manager with a copy to the CEO and President of the bank from myself or possibly my attorney.
Last edited by Miggy; August 18th, 2009 at 08:05 AM. Reason: editing obsolete reference
I carry a bible and a gun. Your Point?
Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos (meaning: "A defence of liberty against tyrants")
I would just open carry within the law and keep an eye out for signs at the door, it seems that you want attention to the fact that you carry, i am not trying to be a jerk but you brought this on yourself, even though the bank went an extra step out of line. and the grammar stuff, mine is horrible, probably at second grade level, but technology is great, i use spell check on my browser and nobody has to know.
There are a lot of comments about how the bank violated HIS privacy and HIS customer rights. That is not the case. THE BANK CONTACTED THEIR BUSINESS CUSTOMER ABOUT THE ACTIONS OF ONE OF THAT CUSTOMER'S EMPLOYEES WHILE ON THEIR PREMISES.Its not my bank
The bank is my employers bank and the check i cashed had the company name but of course the had all there acount info.
IANAL, but I don't see any recourse at all, even if he is terminated directly as a result.