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Walgreens, Wegmans, CVS ask customers not to open carry firearms in stores
AJC.com ^ | 09/05/2019 | Jamie Dupree

Posted on 09/05/2019 12:34:28 PM PDT by GIdget2004

After Walmart and Kroger earlier this week urged customers not to openly carry firearms in their stores, drug store giants Walgreens and CVS, along with the Wegmans Food Markets announced Thursday that they were joining in making the same request, continuing a movement among major stores concerning gun violence.

"We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials," Walgreens stated.

"We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores," CVS added.

"The sight of someone with a gun can be alarming, and we don’t want anyone to feel that way at Wegmans," the food store said in a statement, saying they 'prefer that customers not openly carry firearms.'

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: appeasement; banglist; cvs; kroger; opencarry; pharmacy; retail; virtuesignalling; walgreens; walmart; wegmans
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1 posted on 09/05/2019 12:34:28 PM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

These people are a bunch of wipes.


2 posted on 09/05/2019 12:36:30 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: GIdget2004

Not surprised.


3 posted on 09/05/2019 12:37:11 PM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: GIdget2004

You can ask.

But the answer is that it is legal.

So F#ck off.


4 posted on 09/05/2019 12:38:23 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: GIdget2004

So what. I just conceal-carried in WM. No more open carry for awhile for me— too many “SWATTings” have been happening. We’ll wait until after we win the war for that. For now, I want tactical advantage.


5 posted on 09/05/2019 12:38:48 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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To: GIdget2004
From 10 months ago, Upstate NY...

UPDATE: One person charged in Wegmans shooting

Gee, I don't think the bad guys are gonna listen...

6 posted on 09/05/2019 12:39:42 PM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds)
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To: GIdget2004

hopefully i can get hubs to stop shopping at wegmans. its really expensive anyway... you pay for convenience.


7 posted on 09/05/2019 12:40:19 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Amount of "child" support paid is inversely proportionate to mother's actual parenting of children)
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To: 2banana

Private companies have rights.


8 posted on 09/05/2019 12:41:17 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: GIdget2004

“The sight of someone with a gun can be alarming, and we don’t want anyone to feel that way at Wegmans”

Imagine how they will feel when a criminal comes in with one, and doesnt give a flip about their fee fees.

But hey, the stuff suits dont have to worry about that.


9 posted on 09/05/2019 12:41:34 PM PDT by VanDeKoik ( In heap big peace pipe)
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To: mewzilla
Oh, and look! From frickin' June. Chicago, Illinois.

Man charged with murder for fatal shooting of woman at NW Side Walgreens

10 posted on 09/05/2019 12:42:37 PM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds)
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To: 2banana

Not inside a privately owned business.


11 posted on 09/05/2019 12:43:31 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: GIdget2004

Oh! Thank goodness they asked that!

Now the killers will realize they cannot kill a bunch of people in those stores because they cannot go in there with their gun!

Good thinking!


12 posted on 09/05/2019 12:44:06 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: GIdget2004

so you just leave them outside, on the bicycle rack?


13 posted on 09/05/2019 12:44:45 PM PDT by relee (Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: GIdget2004

“The sight of someone with a gun can be alarming”

I’m sure someone planning mass murder will be sensitive to their concerns. Perhaps he’ll conceal his weapon in his coat as long as possible.


14 posted on 09/05/2019 12:44:48 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy (;-)
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To: GIdget2004

Have they ever asked not to be robbed? Shoplifted?


15 posted on 09/05/2019 12:45:04 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: GIdget2004
Herd mentality. After they lose sales because of this anti-American policy, they can run a bunch of gay ads and see how sales plummet more just like JC Penny Nd Macy’s a few years ago.

These CEOs are incredibly stupid.

16 posted on 09/05/2019 12:45:16 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: mewzilla
Also from June. NOLA this time...

40 bullets fly in this CVS shootout over prescription pills

Now I like my mail order pharmacy.

17 posted on 09/05/2019 12:45:18 PM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Like you implied. Open carry can draw unwanted attention. I am comfortable with concealed carry until we get America back.


18 posted on 09/05/2019 12:45:36 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GIdget2004

“We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores,” CVS added.


So are they just requesting people not to open carry or are they asking them to not carry at all?

If it’s just a request,what if someone says “no” to said request?


19 posted on 09/05/2019 12:45:38 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: GIdget2004

I don’t think open carry is a good idea. Why be the first target to a shooter? Why get hit over the head or sucker punched while walking around a store?

Concealed carry is the only way I will go and if a store tells me I can’t conceal carry I will anyway.


20 posted on 09/05/2019 12:45:43 PM PDT by greenishness
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