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Unread 05-02-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Does that mean you don't vote? You're not allowed to carry in a polling place. I had a poll worker inform me of this when he thought I was carrying.
I didnt realize a polling place was a store? If there are two company's that sell similar products, one has that sign, the other does not, Ill go to the one that allows CC
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Unread 05-02-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Target stores have them.
I've never seen one at a Target (and it would be ironic, wouldn't it?), which store are you talking about?

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Really? I've carried openly in my local Target with no problem. I'm surprised that Target wouldn't have some kind of nationwide policy.
You know Texas doesn't have open carry, right? Concealed only; and outside of your vehicle, home and place of work or the direct route between either of those, you must have a license (either a TX CHL or a non-expired permit from a state Texas has reciprocity with)...

Cheers! M2
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Unread 05-02-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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If a place is prohibitted by law from carry, I have no issue - but when a business puts up such a sign wantonly, then I will approach the owner/manager and calmly (and politely) explain to them that a CHL licensee has gone through EXTENSIVE background checks in order to receive their permit, and that they are the last folks they need to be worried about.
I've managed to get a few places to reverse their position - those that don't, I simply don't return to. It's certainly their right to prohibit the carry - and MY right to refuse to go into a place that has effectively publicly announced to the Bad Guys that they're wide-open for mayhem.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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You know Texas doesn't have open carry, right? Concealed only; and outside of your vehicle, home and place of work or the direct route between either of those, you must have a license (either a TX CHL or a non-expired permit from a state Texas has reciprocity with)...
Yes, I'm aware of that. Not happy about it, but it's far better than the no-carry-at-all in most of California (one of the many reasons I left San Diego)

Right now, I'm in Virginia, and we do have open carry, and while I conceal most of the time, sometimes I like to carry my P226 in an OWB openly, just because it's my right.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If you have a VA permit than you're in luck (http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/Virginiaagreement.pdf - broken link)...

Cheers! M2
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Unread 05-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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I've never seen one at a Target (and it would be ironic, wouldn't it?), which store are you talking about?
The Vineyard store, the Blanco and 410 store and the Bitters store all have them. Look at the wall in the foyer between the two doors.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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If a place does now allow concealed handguns it is prudent to simply leave it in the car. NBD
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Unread 05-02-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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If a place does now allow concealed handguns it is prudent to simply leave it in the car. NBD
I agree. Just leave your gun in the car. No need to play cowboy everywhere you go.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 11:36 PM
 
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Same here...I dont know what the big deal is. If they prohibit guns then go somewhere else if you dont like it. It's their store and their rules. Not a big deal to me...I either leave it in the car or go somewhere else.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 05:19 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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If a place does now allow concealed handguns it is prudent to simply leave it in the car. NBD
If you had a CHL, you'd be loathe to do that for several reasons.....#1, it disarms you - so if something DOES happen, you're gonna be a victim without an option. #2 - some punk might decide to break into your car, and now HE has your gun. Easier for ME to simply find another place to spend my money.

Oh - and my wife feels the same....there's been a few women's shops that she's convinced to change their policy over the years.
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