Fayetteville,NC Best Buy:No Weapons

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    Fayetteville,NC Best Buy:No Weapons

    Hey ya'll Quick story,
    Friday(4-30-10) I walked into the Fayetteville,NC Best Buy on Skibo rd.Just got off work, so I was in khakis & green polo tucked in, wearing my cz-82 owb & spare mag.

    Made it inside both sets of doors,after I scanned for "No Guns" signs.Stopped at the main aisle to get my bearings, and heard a loud "Sir!" "Sir can you come here?" Naturally I looked around, and found a uniformed FPD officer standing at the door with one of the "BB loss prevention geeks". I walked over & this conversation ensued:

    "Yes Sir officer?"

    "Are you wearing that because you can?or job related?"

    "because I can sir.is that a problem?"

    "Yes sir it is, Best Buy has a "No Weapons" policy now."

    "Well sir I didn't see any signs posted".

    "I know sir thats why I reminded you" (***??)

    "sir you need to put your weapon in the car".

    "I'll just take my money elsewhere".

    And I walked out.

    Anyone else had any issues with Best Buy???

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    as far as i know its the corporate policy to allow it...i was in Philly last year(well King of Prussia) and went on Black Friday to the mall(CC'ed there) but went to Best Buy and was stopped...the guy told me that i couldnt have it there. i said i thought it was your corporate policy to allow it...he walked off came back and told me i was fine
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    I bought a video camera and a bunch of accessories while OC'ing last fall. I was in there 3 times in one afternoon looking and comparing prices. Never had an issue and I was 1 on 1 with an associate for nearly 20 minutes when I finally made a decision. Call corporate, I bet they are blowing smoke because they don't like OC. And check out this thread, it got resolved saying Best Buy follows state law.

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    Yeah the FPD LEO had this smirk & sarcastic tone when he said"are you carrying because you can".

    I figured he was blowing smoke, just didn't have the time to stand & argue with him.

    May try again one day this week..

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    I carry for self defense, never "because I can" because that brings up an attitude implication that doesn't suit me.

    Have your receipts from where you took your money that day? I'd be interested to hear what Best Buy corporate thinks of that, esp when the store is turning people away against corporate policy.

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    "Are you wearing that because you can?or job related?"
    Job related. My job is going home safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canav844 View Post
    I carry for self defense, never "because I can" because that brings up an attitude implication that doesn't suit me.

    Have your receipts from where you took your money that day? I'd be interested to hear what Best Buy corporate thinks of that, esp when the store is turning people away against corporate policy.

    Yeah his whole attitude from the start gave me the impression he was anti-oc..

    Yeah I went down to WalMart & spent $100 bucks..

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    From what I gather Fayetteville is not very OC friendly anyway.
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    Unless policy has recently changed, they allow oc/cc. In fact, a member of my organization is head of loss prevention at a best buy in my area. He allows people to OC in his store, and tells employees the legalities of it, and that it is best buy policy to follow state law.


    That cop was probably just being a jerk.. lol

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    +1 on scanning the receipt and attaching it to an e-mail to Best Buy corporate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNinjaGo View Post
    +1 on scanning the receipt and attaching it to an e-mail to Best Buy corporate.
    I was just going to say that. After I read this I called a friend who works at Best Buy Mobile who asked the Store Manager for me. Best Buy management is (allegedly) trained to respect all state and federal laws regarding concealed or unconcealed weapons and not try and legislate themselves.
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    I have OC'd at the Best Buy in Mesa and in Flagstaff and have never been stopped.

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    I have CCd several times at the local Best Buy and never noticed a sign.
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    This clearly seems to be in violation of state law and corporate policy. My suggestion is when something like that happens, get the names/badge numbers of those involved and if it is in violation of either state law or corporate policy, report it "officially" to the superiors of those involved. This is the only way this type of stuff is going to cease. When the LEO is called on the carpet for this, he'll think twice before he flaunts his authority inproperly again.

    Then again, there's some die-hard rednecks that will never learn.
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    It might have been an individual who was voicing his own opinion and not the store's policy.Good luck trying to contact the manager.Ive had problems before trying to contact them. I would be sure to follow it up though.

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