-------- Original Message --------
From: - Fri Oct 13 09:26:03 2006
Delivery-date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 08:16:55 -0600
Received: from [220.127.116.11] (helo=mx1a.costco.com) by megs10.100mwh.com with esmtp (Exim 4.52) id 1GYNqI-0000GA-Pp for email@example.com
; Fri, 13 Oct 2006 08:16:54 -0600
Received: from fw00099fz1.dmz.costco.com ([192.168.64.210]) by mx1a.costco.com (8.13.6/8.13.3) with ESMTP id k9DEDJJm009669 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Fri, 13 Oct 2006 07:13:23 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from msw00099p07.corp.costco.com by fw00099fz1.dmz.costco.com via smtpd (for mx1a.dmz.costco.com [192.168.64.31]) with ESMTP; Fri, 13 Oct 2006 07:16:48 -0700
Received: from msg00099p04 (unverified) by MSW00099P07.corp.costco.com (Clearswift SMTPRS 5.2.3) with ESMTP id <T7b4cf03debac14111eb60@MSW00099P07.corp.costco.co m> for <email@example.com>; Fri, 13 Oct 2006 07:16:30 -0700
Message-ID: <5360588.1160748989803.JavaMail.EGAINsvc@msg00099p 04>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 14
33 +0000 (GMT)
From: Costco MemberServices <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Warehouse Questions or Suggestions [#37946]
Thank you for your email to Costco Wholesale.
In reference to your inquiry on our policy disallowing the carrying of firearms in our warehouse stores.
Costco does not believe that it is necessary for firearms to be brought into its warehouse stores, except in the case of authorized law enforcement officers. For the protection of all our members and employees, we feel this is a reasonable and prudent precaution to ensure a pleasant shopping experience and safe workplace. Our policy is meant to protect our members and employees in all warehouses around the world. This is not a new policy and we do not customize the policy for each individual city/county/state/country where we do business.
Bringing a firearm into our warehouse does not enhance the shopping experience. We are sorry the message you are hearing is that “we don’t want you.” It is the firearms that we exclude in the warehouses, not the carriers.
Costco Wholesale Corporation