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    Fred Meyer Policy

    Several months ago, I sent an email to the Fred Meyer Corp, requesting their policy on carry an Fred Meyer stores.

    Here is the reply from the Director of Public Affairs.

    Dear Mr. XXXXXXX:

    Thank you for your email.

    Our policy on guns in our stores is simply to comply with the law.

    We recognize and respect the right to carry a weapon and we are aware that not everyone who has a weapon has a concealed weapon permit. However, we serve all varieties of Customers in our stores we do not discriminate based on anything not gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or opinion. So, as Im sure you are aware, there may be times when an unconcealed weapon is upsetting, particularly to some mothers who are shopping with their children. If you have a concealed weapon permit, we would appreciate it if you would conceal your weapon in our stores, but we recognize that you do not have to by law.

    Best regards,

    Melinda Merrill

    Director, Public Affairs
    So it seems their policy is about equal to that of Wal-Mart, etc.
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    Good information to have. Thanks for the post. I shop at Fred Meyer from time to time.

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    Never heard of the store, but sounds like one I wouldn't mind visiting.

    I like the policy, "Others might have a problem, but we don't." Please conceal, but you don't have to.
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    Freddy's is a division of Kroger with stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.

    I guess I remain perplexed as to why folks continue to poke with sticks those who've not exhibited openly hostile behavior.
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    Puyallup, WA

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    What poking?

    My original email was along the lines of asking about their policy.

    No stones were thrown, no accusations made. In fact, my email specified that there have been no negative experiences, only that I wished to avoid any by knowing their policy.

    A simple inquiry.
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    Good to know; I visit back home to OR on occasion and never knew. Figured they didn't care though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    What poking?

    My original email was along the lines of asking about their policy.
    If there's no posted signs, no threats of signs, and no stories about signs, then who really cares what the store policy may be. A lot of businesses simply don't have such policies beyond the prohibition of employee possession of weapons on the premises. By asking, one invites the creation of a policy to address a problem which does not exist. There are two possible outcomes.

    1) They respond and say "No guns" and the calls for boycotting ensue.
    2) They respond and say something along the lines of how they responding, so no change.

    Nothing good can come of it. Someone bad can come of it.
    Ken Grubb
    Puyallup, WA

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    Personally I have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy when it comes to carrying. NDB (nobody's damn business).

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    I sincerely doubt they would change corporate policy based on one curious email...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kengrubb View Post
    If there's no posted signs, no threats of signs, and no stories about signs, then who really cares what the store policy may be. A lot of businesses simply don't have such policies beyond the prohibition of employee possession of weapons on the premises. By asking, one invites the creation of a policy to address a problem which does not exist. There are two possible outcomes.

    1) They respond and say "No guns" and the calls for boycotting ensue.
    2) They respond and say something along the lines of how they responding, so no change.

    Nothing good can come of it. Someone bad can come of it.
    OR, you can find out the stance of said store when it comes to their view on gun rights. I refuse to shop places that even look down on my CC'ing my gun even if it is legal. If their response had been 'we don't want you to CC even if it is legal, who needs a gun?' I would never go to FM again (which when I lived in Oregon was my main store, spent about $300-$400/month average there)

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