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Nobody seems to grasp that this happened BEFORE the walmart announcement.

That wasn't made clear in the video but it was on his Facebook post.

Either way though by his own account he went in there intending to cause some kind of confrontation and was apparently YELLING for assistance.

According to him it wasn't Walmart that called the police. Some shopper called it in as a MWAG gun call.

I just can't make myself feel any sympathy for him. He went there looking for a reaction and he got one.

I'm absolutely convinced it's that people like hime that you have to thank for Walmart deciding to ban open carry and I'm also convinced that if people like him continue to push the issue Walmart will ban all carry in their stores
 

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The guy did nothing wrong. Did the manager go up to him and ask him to leave or to conceal his weapon?
Or did she just call the police. Guy was not acting unreasonable in front of the police. I think if the manager had just asked him he would have complied.
But she had to push the issue.
And 7 count them 7 police for this! Talk about overkill.
Walmart has nothing I can't get elsewhere, I am not a wealthy man but I will pay extra to shop somewhere else. My principals are worth more than the few bucks saved on cheap crap.
Unfortunately the video does not show what he was doing to get the manager's attn. We don;t get to see what his behavior was like before the cops showed up. This may have had nothing at all to do with him OC'ing. DR
 

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All we have is his word. I do know the video was posted August 22nd. It is my understanding that Walmart didn't do their announcement and nationwide ban until Sept 2nd. Here is the guy's facebook posting:

https://www.facebook.com/jakeadkins1/posts/10214178162304171?__tn__=KH-R

If he's not lying;

- He was waiting at the gun counter for an employee.
- Called for service about 4 times. Waiting 25 minutes and pulls up a lawn chair.
- Someone sees "MWAG" in a lawn chair and calls the cops.

Look, I think he was staging this a bit hoping for a reaction. But the precedent has been set. Banned for life for legally carrying, at the time.
Was he banned for carrying? Or was he banned for what ever else he was doing? Thats what we can't know from this brief clip.
 

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Eh, you don’t get it either. It’s not about OC in the long run. It’s about the right kind of people shopping and keeping a livelihood. If you’re not the right kind of people, well sucks to be you. You’ll have to shop somewhere else. Too bad a dozen or so entities own all the chain stores for buying necessities like food and clothes.

Do a little research. This has happened before. Expect a national list to be created and our names to end up in it...if there isn’t one already. You’re going to be deplatformed from life.

https://alphahistory.com/holocaust/anti-jewish-laws/
That's when their tea gets tossed in the bay, just like our ancestors before us who got fed up with the BS.
 

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:aargh4: Really, with all the news reports on Walmart's policy changes, how hard would it have been to pull the darn shirt over the gun? Seems he wanted to push the issue and now he gets to deal with the push-back. Like the cop told him, his stunt took seven officers off the street.
He asked for attention and he got attention.
The question I have is what was the paper presented by the Officer? It was hard for me to hear the audio clearly (hearing aids). I suspect the paper was a citation for trespassing, but I am not certain of that. Could it have been a notice of being banned by Walmart? If it was the Officer had no business handing it to the man since it in not LE work. I do think the Officer was professional in his duty.

As for the open carrying man who would not leave the store I think he did a disservice to us who carry. I know it was his 2A right to OC. However, in light of the recent Walmart shootings and the growing sensitivity about gun crime all he did (in my not so humble opinion) was to make gun owners seem recalcitrant and uncaring about people's perceptions. That is just bad PR for us. Which headline do you think reads more favorably for gun owners?

Man openly carrying a gun in Walmart refused to leave the tore when ask to do so.

Man openly carrying a gun in Walmart complies with the stores request that he not openly carry a gun in the store.

I am a staunch 2A supporter, so I think that doing anything that makes some of the public question the actions of a gun owner is just foolish and does us no good.
That wasn't made clear in the video but it was on his Facebook post.

Either way though by his own account he went in there intending to cause some kind of confrontation and was apparently YELLING for assistance.

According to him it wasn't Walmart that called the police. Some shopper called it in as a MWAG gun call.

I just can't make myself feel any sympathy for him. He went there looking for a reaction and he got one.

I'm absolutely convinced it's that people like him that you have to thank for Walmart deciding to ban open carry and I'm also convinced that if people like him continue to push the issue Walmart will ban all carry in their stores
Agree with all the above, and not just at WalMart.
 

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Its a good thing that someone called the police; it saved his life, because he would have turned in to skeletal remains before anyone actually showed up at the sporting goods counter.
I was the first person in a line of about 6 people waiting to buy ammo a few months back, we had all pushed the call button several times, with no one showing up. I figured out how to make an announcement over the speaker system. Oh you should have seen the people show up then. :yup:

Everyone was dying laughing at my announcement, except the manager, he wanted to lecture me on using their phone, You know my level of not interested in BS, I bid him a good day and left.
 

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We, as gun owners, must accommodate our behavior to fit the world environment. You would not likely light a match right after someone says, "I think I smell gas", even if you were really jonesing for a cigarette. I understand the gradual nipping at the second amendment....much like Paul Bunyan and his blue ox and I don't know where it will stop, but if people continue to press the limits of the envelope others, innocents perhaps, will pay the price in public opinion. I go about my business trying to be "the gray man", perhaps the so called activists might think about that.
 

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We, as gun owners, must accommodate our behavior to fit the world environment. You would not likely light a match right after someone says, "I think I smell gas", even if you were really jonesing for a cigarette. I understand the gradual nipping at the second amendment....much like Paul Bunyan and his blue ox and I don't know where it will stop, but if people continue to press the limits of the envelope others, innocents perhaps, will pay the price in public opinion. I go about my business trying to be "the gray man", perhaps the so called activists might think about that.
Some people believe that the best way to protect their freedoms is to deliberately exercise them in the most obnoxious ways possible, and dare others to stop them. Then, when someone stops them, they get to complain self-righteously about the unfairness of the world, which ultimately is what they really want.
 

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Some people believe that the best way to protect their freedoms is to deliberately exercise them in the most obnoxious ways possible, and dare others to stop them. Then, when someone stops them, they get to complain self-righteously about the unfairness of the world, which ultimately is what they really want.
Some people think hiding their freedoms will protect them from those who would take them away and then when their freedoms are taken away they complain about those who would not hide them.
 

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Not a fan of the stupid intro...I'm guessing he was being a moron and it drew attention.

Note: @1:45 He's told he is banned from ALL Walmarts and Sam's Club locations NATIONWIDE. Because of the monopolies in chain stores this could have a HUGE impact on many person's daily lives. That could be a real gut punch to an individual or family. On the Rez when we go back to visit family unless it's a trading post you're 1-3 hours away from any store...which is Walmart or Sam's Club. Even in regular Anytown USA with a population of 5k-25k you're probably doing most of your shopping at Wally World.

We're going to need some alternative stores to shop at if this keeps up. I know where this is going. First it's OC, then it turns into no CC signs popping up at the front doors. Then they will make us wear six pointed stars on our garments when we're out in public because our online shopping habits have red-flagged us as potentially unstable...
That is one sorry video, btw. No context, no lead-in and a whole bunch of confusing audio.
 

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Some people believe that the best way to protect their freedoms is to deliberately exercise them in the most obnoxious ways possible, and dare others to stop them. Then, when someone stops them, they get to complain self-righteously about the unfairness of the world, which ultimately is what they really want.
Some people think hiding their freedoms will protect them from those who would take them away and then when their freedoms are taken away they complain about those who would not hide them.
And some people just like jousting at windmills for the fun of it. Sometimes they get caught in the blades.
 

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And some people just like joisting at windmills for the fun of it. Sometimes they get caught in the blades.
And some can't understand that if no one fights then those who built the windmills win.
 

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And some can't understand that if no one fights then those who built the windmills win.
It's too late. I can see that now. The oligarchy-ineptocracy has identified the weak link. We will fragment.

"First they came for the OC'er, but I did not speak out - for I was not an OC'er..." (and I'm typically not)
 

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You're better than Walmart.

Love yourself.

You're worth it.

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Love it! ❤
Being a southern woman, this is gonna be my new signature line, Ill look myself in the mirror and say it loud!

I AM BETTER THAN WALMART!! Woo Hoo
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I finally got around to reading his Facebook post.

It would garner him a “D” in 6th grade English. I’m guessing all was well until he started yelling for service. Someone called 911 to report someone yelling and acting erratically, and BTW he’s armed. Now I understand why seven officers showed up. Once they determined the reason he was upset - and verified he wasn’t endangering anyone - they backed off. Why he signed anything I don’t know. Maybe the manager was going to press some charge if he didn’t sign.
 

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I figured out how to make an announcement over the speaker system. Oh you should have seen the people show up then. :yup:
That would have been a blast. I’m reminded of a scene in Mr. Roberts when the Captain is screaming for Roberts over the PA.
 

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Yep, the PD is just as guilty as the “perp”.

I’d like to see how and if Wal-Mart enforces the “ban”. You’d think such decisions would be made at the corporate level. They going to scan the faces of people entering, like casinos?
They don't have to do anything with face recognition. Next time he's doing something that draw their attention, the leo's will be there shortly. I bet WM has a national list started on names not allowed in their stores.
 
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