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Open Carry Texas Activists Are Pretty
Upset With Walmart Right Now

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Posted By: StormCnter, 8/4/2019 11:26:08 AM

After open carry went into effect in Texas on January 1, some businesses were inconvenienced by the size of the signs they had to put up, and other businesses were inconvenienced by the fact that they were forced to choose a side in a culture war when they mostly just wanted to sell hamburgers. But one corporation decided to punt the inconvenience over to a particular subset: its store employees. At Walmart, the official company policy regarding open carry is that customers are allowed to bring visible handguns into the store, but that store staff are responsible for verifying that the customer has a proper license for the weapon.

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Posted with Staff permission. The article was written after Texas passed the open-carry law. Walmart had (and has) problems with the requirements.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 8/4/2019 11:39:35 AM (No. 142412)
One concealed carry person who was brave and a good shot could have ended the Walmart shooting. I understand the concept of open carry, which is legal in KS, and I have seen a couple of people exercising their right, but I always carry concealed. I do not want to give away a tactical advantage.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared 8/4/2019 11:52:29 AM (No. 142421)
I'm a CCW holder and support open carry ( but can't here in FL), but I think too many open carry advocates antagonize and provoke the public with demonstrations such as this. It's private property and they can have you trespassed for not ID-ing yourself. Don't like it - shop elsewhere. It's not doing the rest of us any favors.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vaquero45 8/4/2019 12:06:28 PM (No. 142432)
Here in Colorado, licensed concealed carry is legal except for government buildings (basically anywhere there's a metal detector) and private property where the owner posts a sign that carrying weapons is prohibited. Open carry varies from city to city. I usually just avoid going to businesses that prohibit licensed carry. It's their right to bar guns from their businesses; it's my right not to patronize them. I agree with #1: no one should see you're carrying a gun until you need to use it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LadyHen 8/4/2019 12:06:29 PM (No. 142433)
Just this past week in Nashville we had two business owner carry permit holders protect themselves and others by shooting back when threatened by or shot at by a criminal with a gun. One perp is dead, one is hospitalized. Everyone else is okay.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/4/2019 12:19:16 PM (No. 142447)
If I was there, could have dropped the guy with my concealed carry Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380. Agree with #1. Don't advertise your weapon to the aggressor.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: volksford 8/4/2019 12:56:29 PM (No. 142505)
Asking employees to verify if a person is licensed is about the most ridiculous damn thing I ever heard .
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LonestarM3 8/4/2019 2:24:11 PM (No. 142602)
Consider the source of this article: Texas Monthly is a nice glossy with great photos, interesting articles about parks, scenic drives and tourist attractions, etc. But when there is any political significance to the subject the article is clearly (sometimes comically) slanted left. Produced out of Berkley on the Colorado (aka Austin) that is all we can expect.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: curious1 8/4/2019 2:44:36 PM (No. 142615)
Isn't it interesting that people willingly ask the government for permission to exercise a right, by agreeing to get a license for said right. Criminals don't, can't be forced to, and they are the problem. So why should citizens? Ordinary citizens aren't the problem. It's another government feel-good measure that solves nothing, violates rights, but lets the government know who has what, to a degree.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JL80863 8/4/2019 6:21:45 PM (No. 142735)
I agree with the previous comments; all have merit. What bothers me is the 20 minute police response. Do nothing until the local SWAT arrives?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney 8/4/2019 10:21:05 PM (No. 142885)
The video of the perp entering the El Paso WalMart clearly shows him pointing an AK 47 straight ahead toward those inside which is something you never want to see. How different was his stance & demeanor from others with no such horrid intentions! I agree with poster #1. There are requirements for acquiring a concealed carry permit and those who have them provide security not only for themselves but also for others, especially in emergency situations such as these. Statistics prove these facts but the wacky dem pols don't want no stinkin' facts! Shame on the dem pols who seem perfectly willing to subject their fellow citizens who choose to carry, to being without self-defense, if & whenever required. Instead, thempaining political, 'camera hogs,' who have their security paid for by USA taxpayers 24/7!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/5/2019 7:41:03 AM (No. 143075)
Just what type of 'license' does Texas require for open-carry? A receipt showing you bought it , legally?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BillW. 8/5/2019 10:52:11 AM (No. 143260)
On Fox this morning, a heads-up policeman pointed out mass shooters leave a trail behind them on social media. So instead of walking those trails backward after-the-fact, federal and local law enforcement agencies should pick up those red flags sooner and walk them forward to prevent these inevitable catastrophes. Kudos to President Trump for making a like point this morning. MAGA
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