My e-mail to Sears re their no carry policy...
There is a purported policy statement floating around the internet that Sears has stated a no carry (gun) in Sears stores.
Over 35 states now issue carry permits to citizens and those who choose to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to carry a weapon have proven to be very responsible citizens.
Any business that disallows responsible citizens from discretely carrying in their place of business does two things. One it violates a Constitutional protected right. Second and equally important, it strips good citizens of the ability to protect themselves while coming into and out of the business as well as while in the business.
So, if you don't allow me to carry in your store, what have you done to provide for my and my family's protection while we are in your store or in your parking lot?
Protection of customers may seem trivial to you, but did you read or see about the guy who drove up in a Walmart parking lot and shot and killed two Walmart employees?
So, again, if we can't discretely carry our guns to protect ourselves on your premises, what measures are you taking to protect us from a deadly attack?
If it is true that you have a no carry policy, then I and mine will not be doing any more business with you. Also I will use all my resources and influence to see that others are aware of your policy.
When 9/11 occurred and K-Mart pulled all their ammo and guns to prevent frightened but good people from buying them, I ended all business with K-Mart. On the other hand, Walmart sells guns and ammo and has a policy that allows customers to carry in their stores. By the way, did you see the news where an ex-husband came into Walmart and started stabbing his ex-wife and an armed citizen, not security or police, saved the woman's life by shooting her attacker? An investigating officer said the woman would likely not be alive today if it hadn't been for the armed citizen.
Until I know for sure whether this policy is true or not, me and mine will be in a holding pattern and will do no business with Sears or Kmart until I hear from you.