Cabellas is anti OC

This is a discussion on Cabellas is anti OC within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Eagleks I have to jump in with a comment. Seems want to stand up for a business's private property rights, but let ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    I have to jump in with a comment.

    Seems want to stand up for a business's private property rights, but let that same business be a restaurant that is total smoking, and watch the legislature pass a law making it illegal. Where's the private business property rights ? No one had to go there ...... we "had" a restaurant here in town that posted "total smoking restaurant"... and they passed a law prohibiting it.

    It seems to be used whenever it 'fits' someone's argument, and NOT , when it doesn't.

    Here, they are looking at a law requiring any business which "posts" to provide security, metal detectors, etc. to protect the customers while they are there.... since they took that ability away from them protecting themselves when they posted their business.

    The Govt could care less about "property rights" , if it decides it wants to.

    And if their property rights over-rule our individual rights ... where does that STOP... or does it apply ONLY to the 2nd Amendment. What about the 1st Amendment, the 4th Amendment, etc. too ? Why wouldn't it apply to all of them ? ?
    Property rights would certainly trump 1st and 4th amendment rights. If you were walking around the store shouting obscene words at the top of your lungs do you think you would be asked to stop or to leave? If you stood on their sidewalk just out front of their door and verbally bashed verterans on memorial day do you think you would be thrown off the property? Heck yes! Does Cabela's have a right to search everyone before entering their store if they want to? Yes they do! They would be stupid to do so because they would lose all their business but that doesn't mean they couldn't do it.


    And to all of you that are arguing that you know Cabela's corporate policy better than Cabela's duly appointed representative at that location I'll say this. Good luck with that argument in any court in the world. That manager could have talked to Dick or Jim that very morning on the phone or sat in on a meeting just last week changing policy. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT POLICY IS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec View Post
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    That means I would have to NOT carry.. seeing how I don't have a CPL.. so what do you have to say about that? Not all of us have the luxury of CC... and yes "A Right Unexercised, Is a Right lost." That's how it happens.
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    Contact the corporate office buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raspy View Post
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    Well, as I said I wasn't there, but he was the one who said he was pissed, the guy was a moron, a retard and a dope that had no clue. He also told the manager that he will have to clear this up before spending another dime in the store, he just lost a sale and that he'll be taking this issue up with others.

    He also proudly states in his signature that he carries his gun because it enables him to be unafraid.

    Sounds like a "scene" to me.

    I've done similar and can get pissed too. I'm not getting on his case, just answering your question as to how anyone can assume he was making a scene. So there it is.
    Saying that on a forum and saying that in-person are two different things.

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    Despite what anyone's view on OC or CC may be, any store, any business, any friend, any neighbor, any homeowner, etc., had the right to say "no" to firearms on the property under their control, and no law or permit gives us the right to defy it without consequences, whether it is being asked to leave, charged with tresspass, or whatever a particular state's laws permit. Just we firearm carriers wish to dictate where we can carry, those entities wish to say otherwise, and we should respect that right.

    Some may choose to take their business elsewhere; some may not. The business owners will not be as offended as some of you may be; the accountants may notice the drop in sales.

    Whether the clerk or manager was "wrong" on this point is irrelevant. The OP was asked to cover his firearm, and a simple courtesy followed up with a clarification of policy with all involved would have done more for the OC cause than a confrontation. The manager represents the company, and if he is wrong, then the matter needs to passed on to the company for correction. There's a right way and a wrong way to win the battle.
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    Nicely said, OldVet! That's yet another reason why, even if I'm in another state, I'll continue to inform someone whose house I'm entering that I'm armed, even if that states laws don't require it. It's just showing my respect to the owner(s) of the home. We're required to do so in the state of Arkansas, so that'll definitely be done here any time that I carry to someone's doorway.

    Also, I want to clarify something: No condemnation has been intended from me towards the OP. I can see where I would likely be upset, as well, and can't say as I've never said somewhat immature things about people whom had made me angry. Venting is cathartic for a reason. We're only human and I really don't see where the vast majority of folks here can't say that they haven't done something similar at some point in their lives. I'll take the OP at his word that he wasn't overly agressive in his confrontation and don't see where he's indicated that he called these folks "moron's" to their faces.

    Hopefully it's a lesson learned and b1780 grows from it. As mentioned ad nauseum, personal Rights can be trumped by the Rights of others where our Rights may infringe upon that of others. Maybe some of the rest of us will learn not only from b1780's incident, but from posts made in this thread, as well. We can only hope....

    Quote Originally Posted by Raspy View Post
    Well, as I said I wasn't there, but he was the one who said he was pissed, the guy was a moron, a retard and a dope that had no clue. He also told the manager that he will have to clear this up before spending another dime in the store, he just lost a sale and that he'll be taking this issue up with others.

    He also proudly states in his signature that he carries his gun because it enables him to be unafraid.

    Sounds like a "scene" to me.
    Sounds like you're assuming much about the incident yourself, beyond what was posted.
    I've done similar and can get pissed too. I'm not getting on his case, just answering your question as to how anyone can assume he was making a scene. So there it is.
    But you are condemning his actions based on assumptions yourself. Taking his posts in this thread at face value, he did NOT "cause a scene" as you assume he did. At least, beyond covering his weapon and then questioning first the employee, then the manager of the store. While anyone w/a modicum of SA might well have noticed the conversation between b1780 and store staff, most folks likely would have just walked on by, totally oblivious to what was happening.

    Now, it's entirely possible that we've been lied to, b1780 did indeed cause a scene and was making some folks think negatively towards those who carry - be it OC or CC. However, there's nothing in his comments about his story which indicate he really did anything wrong beyond making the employee feel he had to get the manager.

    Not meaning to jump your case, either. Just pointing out your assumption with regards to a "scene" being created.

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    Jeeeez, just cover up your gun and go about your bussiness. Its their store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    ...What I am not for is calling it a property rights issue, letting them do something that is against policy, and not saying anything about it. That too has been talked about on this thread.
    The manager was wrong. The OP was mostly venting, and I get his frustration. However, it is a property rights issue (does not matter what you want to call it) unless the law states something MUST be allowed. Of course, you might have some later recourse for various reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    You guys should consider yourselves lucky you have a Cabelas to shop in.

    If I want to buy something from them, I have to pony up a bundle for shipping.
    I guess perspective is everything.

    I wish Cabelas WASN"T in TX because the shipping from out of state is less than the Texas sales tax + the time and gas to drive 60 miles to it from my home. If I buy online from Cabelas I get hit with the tax AND shipping. Thus Cabelas gets less biz from me than closer businesses and online stores that aren't in TX. Go figure - I did.

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    Our Cabela's in Phoenix is fine with OC. I was there last week and saw perhaps 5 or 6 guys OC. As for me, CC as always.
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    Hm, just a thought, Say you're asked to leave by the manager for carrying either open or concealed, Contact the corporate office, are assured that is not correct policy, get it in writing from the corporate headquarters, then have it happen again in that store? or worse, have them not say a word but simply call the police on you as possibly having a firearm on you. Do you leave on the second incident with a guarantee from corporate in writing in your pocket stating that your actions are permitted? If the cops are simply called because the manager remembered asking you to leave a couple of weeks ago would the cops arrest you? escort you from the premises? ban you from the store on the manager's word even though you can PROVE that his actions are in violation of corporate policy?
    Just curious on everyone's thoughts
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    Old Vet,

    From one Old Vet to another...I absolutely agree with every point you have very articularly made. It was very "common sense" and to the point.

    Generally speaking...most, if not everyone who has responded agree that the Manager was "wrong regarding the facts", BUT...it is incumbent upon us to "right the wrong" in the proper way..exercising patience and utilizing the "better part of valor" to educate those around us regarding the right to Open Carry.

    I have very much appreciated all of the responses on this thread. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    Jeeeez, just cover up your gun and go about your bussiness. Its their store.
    You CC people just don't get it. You think that he (OC) is going to hurt the image of CC.. Hate to tell you if you are CC the right way people can't see the firearm. The policy of the company is to allow OC because of state law.

    First off the OP didn't "make a scene, or get rude" like all you people are making up. private property or not, the manager doesn't trump corporate policy. why didn't he "just cover up" because he doesn't have to. I would have calmly and politely informed the manager of his own mistake and then asked him to call someone with further knowledge if he disagreed with me. (i've done this before with a corporate owned store.) The rules are the rules... the manager has nothing to back his what he thinks are the rules. I won in my case, the manager said she had no grounds on asking me to leave, I was not being a "rude gun toting person."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    The manager was wrong. The OP was mostly venting, and I get his frustration. However, it is a property rights issue (does not matter what you want to call it) unless the law states something MUST be allowed. Of course, you might have some later recourse for various reasons.
    No, it is not a property rights issue. The store does not belong to the manager, and corporate HQ says it follows whatever the state law allows you to do. If this was a mom and pops store and the owner asked him to cover up or leave, then absolutely it is a property rights issue. In this case, it is an issue of a misinformed manager. It doesn't mean you should make a scene, which it sounds like the OP didn't do anyway, but calling this a property rights issue is incorrect.

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    Jus seems wacked..................

    Jeezz, it wasnt as if they told you to leave or anything..........seems these days everyone is taking their rights to somewhat of an extreme, we all have them, we all want to keep them, we all abide by each others right for this or that whatever...........BUT, to p&m about being asked to cc isnt a big deal and really isnt an infringement on your right to carry open or cc to the degree you seem offended by..........get over it. Ya might see new signs now.........wonder what would have caused them to put those up anyways !!!

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