A bank the welcomes concealed carry

Discussion in 'Firearms in the Media' started by JWagner, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. JWagner

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  2. Old_Crow

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    I have yet to see a gun buster sign on a bank.
     

  3. KansasCandR

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    The only posted bank branches that I can think of in the KC area are in posted supermarkets. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure which supermarkets they are. I haven't been in a posted store since the Kansas law went into effect.
     
  4. buckhuntr

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    I work at the corporate HQ of a banking company which strictly prohibits employees to have weapons on the premises (Oklahoma law explicitly exempts parking lots from such prohibition). If I carried at work, it would be an immediate dismissal if found out, so I don't. Kudos to the bank in the article for allowing employees to carry.
     
  5. OldEagleEars

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    JWagner got it right; the bank even has a "Welcome" sign on the door for lawful carriers. The Kansas City TV stations (especially the one I used to work for) gave the occurrence great coverage. Might be noted that the bank president didn't do anything in the bank, he followed the thief out the door and captured him in the parking lot, thereby not putting his employees or customers in any jeopardy. He held the perp at gunpoint with the assistance of another armed bank employee until the police arrived. Great story; great banker, great bank! I'd move my money there if it didn't mean a 75-mile one-way trip to cash a check!
     
  6. trip286

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    I rarely if ever see a posted bank. I do, however, see them all the time with signs that say to "please remove any hats, hoodies, visors, and sunglasses" or you will be refused service until you do.
     
  7. Vincine

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    I'd bet the bank president ran though the options in his head before he ever set foot in the bank, or at other places too. I have and I don't even carry.
     
  8. therewolf

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    This man is a true blue, red-blooded American.

    An American I'm proud to be in the ranks with.
     
  9. Old_Crow

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    The bank manager said he could see the robber was slow moving and frail. If the guy had been in good health Thompson would have let him go. He was likely pretty sure who he was dealing with.... He might not have remembered the robbers name but he knew it was a regular customer.
     
  10. Moby

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    I've never seen a gun buster sign on a bank in Texas.

    I'm pretty sure banks WANT CHL customers.
     
  11. LarryinCo

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    It IS rare, but it does happen.

    Here is a story about a bank in Chappell Hills, Texas that changed its policy to allow legal concealed carry.

    http://personalliberty.com/2012/09/05/banking-while-packing/?eiid=

    Bank President Ed Smith said. “And, if you try something nefarious in the bank, you might wind up in a horizontal position. Come in here, and you might leave feet first.”
     
  12. Doc3402

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    First Union Banks in NE Florida before Wells Fargo took them over. I couldn't believe it and asked the manager about it. He gave me the old 'our insurance made us do it' line.
     
  13. LeadSlanger

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    Unfortunately, I noticed one on my bank the other day. I asked the teller how long their "no weapons" sticker had been by the door and she said every since she had been there. Then she said "It only makes sense." I said "What only makes sense?" She said "To not bring a gun in a bank." I stood there looking a lot like this...:eek: I came home and wrote a letter to the bank president who I have not heard from.
     
  14. AIKIJUTSU

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    The bank I use in Anderson, SC, BB&T, has a sign on the door that is a picture of a revolver with a red circle around it and a diagonal red line thru it. Which is a "no guns" sign, but state law requires a bigger sign and words in big letters stating that guns are not allowed. I don't carry into the bank, to avoid becoming unwelcome there. I'd hate to be arrested for disorderly conduct by starting a hystercal reaction. Plus, I thought there was some federal law prohibiting guns in banks insured by the FDIC???

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  15. thdrduck

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    My bank is "posted". That is the main reason i don't carry daily. My 2 daily stops include the post office (no guns) and the bank (no guns). I feel it less safe and a pain in the butt to remove my weapon, hide it in the truck and lock it up for my 45 second trip into the PO then later for a 5 min stop at the bank. I find it very stupid that a bank of all places would post that.
     
  16. AIKIJUTSU

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    I had an incident when I lived in Indianapolis that was pretty funny. I had a proper permit (called a "license" in Indiana) and kept a gun in my glove box. I went to my bank to deposit my paycheck, and when I went into the bank, I got my gun out of the glove box and put it in my pocket. Apparently, some idiot saw me do it, and ran to the pay phone by the door of the bank. I went on in, deposited my check, and when I turned around to leave, there were 6 cops standing there with shotguns pointed toward the tellers' cages. I figured out what was happening, so i just held my bank receipt in my hand, walked right between the cops and went outside. The turkey was still on the phone, and I could hear him say, "He's coming out now". I just got into my vehicle and drove away. Nobody chased me, and I heard no more about it. I had thought about telling the cops what was up, or telling the "alert citizen", but I am now glad I didn't because I'd probably been arrested. I expect he's spent the last 20 years patting himself on the ass for being a hero and preventing an imaginary robbery.:D
     
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  17. Werminator

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    Funny to see this show up as we had a nearly identical occurence in a small town near Saint Louis. Robber walked in, got what he thought he wanted, then was held at gun point until police arrived to arrest him. Bank president was a licensed carrier who wasn't going to lie down...
     
  18. AIKIJUTSU

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    I wonder if the bank president allowed his employees to carry???
     
  19. RiverRat68

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    Gun shops!!!

    Getting away from banks for a minute, here in Las Vegas, NV, every gun store that I have been in prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons except one. New Frontier Armory. The sign posted there on their front door was a welcome sight.
     

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  20. AIKIJUTSU

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    I worked at a gun store in the mid-nineties, and the reason for the requirement for customers to not carry loaded guns in the store was because gun stores tend to attract some people who don't have the good sense to be careful with guns. They'll do stupid stuff like fast-draw routines, wave the guns around indiscriminately, sweeping the other customers and the employees, dry-fire their guns, sometimes resulting in negligent discharges. Granted, most of the customers were reasonable people, but there was always the small percentage of people who shouldn't have been there in the first place. So for the sake of safety the owner decided to have the customers leave their guns outside or to have them unloaded with the action open when they came into the shop.