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This is a discussion on costco open carry policy within the Open Carry Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Costco by my house has removed there signs here in colorado....

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    Costco by my house has removed there signs here in colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imrambi View Post
    Jay just be nice. Kindly reply back. Thank you for your time and I will no longer be a patron of this store. Do not make a scene, just leave. That is costco stance amd probably the store manager (or he is following orders). Shop at Sams Club or another store.
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleRoundGuy View Post
    Yeah, it's their corporate policy. I heard of a guy having $300 worth of groceries in two carts asked to take his gun out to his car. He looked back to his wife and said, "Honey, we're leaving." They left the carts where they sat and walked out the door, never to return.

    I would have looked at that manager and said, "Fine.. .have fun putting this stuff back where I got it from." while smiling and giving him a hearty pat on the shoulder. That kind of message speaks volumes.
    They really don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carracer View Post
    Costco corporate for a long time has been NO carry of any kind at any time.

    ]b]Walmart follows state law regarding BOTH open and concealed carry, as does Starbucks.[/b]
    I see that said about Wal Mart many times on the 'net... and it is misleading because it implies that Wal Mart is pro carry... but in reality there is a catch because the State's trespass laws are also "State law"... so (since I'm not up on all the State's trespass laws I'll only refer to Michigan) a Wal Mart manager/manager's representative can still require a person to leave for any reason, including if some other customer complains about seeing a gun, under the trespass laws and still be following corporate policy of following State law... just a different law than the State firearms laws.

    I was refused entry into the Marquette Wal Mart a couple of years ago because of openly carrying my sidearm. The manager's reason was.... she couldn't allow any unsecured guns in the store. Never mind she had no idea how many concealed guns were being carried in the store by other customers at that precise moment... my sidearm in the open was reason enough for her to refuse entry for me.

    And she was well within her private property rights.. and the trespass laws... to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    I see that said about Wal Mart many times on the 'net... and it is misleading because it implies that Wal Mart is pro carry... but in reality there is a catch because the State's trespass laws are also "State law"... so (since I'm not up on all the State's trespass laws I'll only refer to Michigan) a Wal Mart manager/manager's representative can still require a person to leave for any reason, including if some other customer complains about seeing a gun, under the trespass laws and still be following corporate policy of following State law... just a different law than the State firearms laws.

    I was refused entry into the Marquette Wal Mart a couple of years ago because of openly carrying my sidearm. The manager's reason was.... she couldn't allow any unsecured guns in the store. Never mind she had no idea how many concealed guns were being carried in the store by other customers at that precise moment... my sidearm in the open was reason enough for her to refuse entry for me.

    And she was well within her private property rights.. and the trespass laws... to do that.
    I had a similar incident while in the state of UT. First thing the next morning I contacted Wal-mart corporate and not only did I get a written apology via snail mail, but I also got a personal telephone call from some regional big wig. Future visits to the same store resulted in the manager explaining to customers that I was not violating any laws, therefore was free to OC as long as I didn't harass any customers or employees.

    Wal-mart as a whole is pretty solid with regard to allowing citizens to exercise their rights.
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    What Glockfan said. Contact corporate if harassed.

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