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  1. Open Carry in a Liquor Store

    I stopped by the liquor store the other day to pick up some Jack, carrying my 9mm Browning Hi-Power. The store manager didn't take too kindly to this and said, "You're not supposed to be carrying a gun in a liquor store." And then he pointed to the wall with legal verbiage saying, "Carrying weapons in an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages is punishable by jail time not to exceed 11 months and 29 days and a fine not to exceed $1,000." I respectfully apologized if my practices made him uncomfortable, and then I proceeded to inform him that the law was repealed seven years ago and it's now legal to carry (openly or concealed) in any establishment that sells alcohol by the bottle or drink. He didn't say anything, just rang me up, and let me leave. I drove by the other day to see if they had posted gunbuster signs, but luckily they didn't.
    REPEAL THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NATIONAL FIREARMS AND GUN CONTROL ACTS

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    It would help if you at least mentioned in which State this occurred.

    You should of told him:
    You have chosen to ban firearms in your store. As such, I have chosen to take my gun, and my money, to your competitors until such time as you choose to allow law-abiding armed citizens in your establishment..

    Citizens are legally allowed to carry firearms openly or concealed (with a valid license) to protect themselves and their families in case someone else threatens to harm them.
    Beware the Fury of a patient man.

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    If I were you (but I am not...and can't possibly be...) I'd take my business elsewhere.
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    I would have told him.. You don't have to worry about me, because you see my gun.. It's the guys that you don't see their guns you MAY have to worry about..
    I wonder how many armed robbers that sign has caused them to move along to the next store?? Hummmm..

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    Don't mix your alcohol with guns. It makes your drink taste faintly of Hoppes.

    In Washington state we have had a few liquor stores attempt to ban firearms. Once reported to the liquor control board, they were told they must allow firearms because to ban them violates RCW 9.41.290 - State Preemption.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Don't mix your alcohol with guns. It makes your drink taste faintly of Hoppes.
    And if you OC at the liquor store, expect to get growled at by kelcarry.

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    Washington State prohibits us from possessing a firearm in any establishment or area designated 21 Years of Age or Older. This includes Liquor Stores, Bars, Taverns. Though we can carry in a restaurant that also has a bar, except we're not allowed to enter the areas posted 21 or Older. I have run into some restaurants/stores with zoning rules (usually city) prohibiting possession of firearms on any premises (stores, restaurants, gas stations) that serve or sell any type of alcohol. We are a Pre-Emptive State so the zoning rules are illegal, but the police still try to jam you up. That's why I carry a copy of the RCW in my wallet. You should too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdogbuc View Post
    Washington State prohibits us from possessing a firearm in any establishment or area designated 21 Years of Age or Older. This includes Liquor Stores
    You came so close to getting it right.... except that liquor stores in Washington state are NOT restricted to 21 years of age or older. It is perfectly legal for me to take my 14 year old daughter into a liquor store AND carry my gun, openly or concealed, while doing so.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

  10. I'm in Tennessee. Years ago, you couldn't carry your gun anyway that sold alcohol, including gas stations or grocery stores. It didn't take long to repeal this. On top of that, Tennessee passed a law in June 2010 allowing guns to be carried anywhere that serves alcohol by the drink (restaurants or bars). Either way, I was well within my rights since the store wasn't posed (gunbuster signs have legally weight in Tennessee).

    Oh, and as for the "don't mix alcohol and guns" comment, before I ever take the first sip, my guns are locked up and out of sight. :)
    REPEAL THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NATIONAL FIREARMS AND GUN CONTROL ACTS

  11. One thing NavyLCDR fails to mention is that Washington is one of the benighted states where the state has a monopoly on anything harder than beer or wine. The liquor stores are state-owned and the employees of them are state employees. A good effort was made in the last election to take booze sales out of the purview of the state, but the campaigning by the supporters of the state employees who would have lost their jobs defeated the drive.. Their main weapon was the fairy tale that liquor sales in the private sector would result in the mass buying of booze by teens. I used to live in Arizona, where liquor storesare private businesses, and they occasionally do stings having police explorers trying to buy booze. I was a deputy sheriff and had the liquopr board training.
    A man without a gun is a subject; a man with a gun is a citizen.
    I'll keep my freedom, my guns and my money. You can keep THE CHANGE.
    An armed society is a polite society.

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