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    In regard to Walmart's new policy about carrying a firearm in their stores, i have a friend that only open carries and i'm not sure why but, we were stopped by an employee the other night and he was told he cannot carry inside of their stores.

    What comes into question is the legality side of it, from my understanding policy does not trump law, but seeing as it's a private business, are they able to actually "stop" you from carrying in their stores?

    Another weird thing about it, they only seem to care if it's open carry and not concealed carry which is strange to me.

    Thanks for the read, replies, and help.

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    Sheep dogging.
    As long as the sheep can't see it, they don't care. Same at other places like Whataburger. They don't want the sheep they are shearing to be scared and move off before they give up the wooly green backs. I carry a cover shirt so if i need to go near sheep when I'm open carrying i can put it on before the little snow flake melts a puddle in his pants. Firearm carry is just not that hard. Unless you make it so.

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    Well said, Brother.

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    Every state is different. In Texas, for example, you have to have certain signage to prevent open carry, and another signage to prevent concealed carry. If they have one sign but not the other, then technically you can carry whichever way they don't have the sign for. However, if you are approached by an employee and asked to leave, well it's time to leave because thats about the same thing as having the signage up. If you're asked to leave, and you don't, then they can call the police and tell them you refused to leave, which could get you a misdemeanor.

    You need to read up on your state laws and be prepared for whatever happens. If you don't know what the law is where you are, then you have to depend on (oftentimes) ill-informed people to tell you what they think the law is.
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    It's a private business and if an employee asks you to leave, the right thing to do is leave. It's just like going into someone's home. If they ask you to leave, then leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    You need to read up on your state laws and be prepared for whatever happens. If you don't know what the law is where you are, then you have to depend on (oftentimes) ill-informed people to tell you what they think the law is.
    Very very true.

    Also true; properly concealed is never a bad choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    Every state is different. In Texas, for example, you have to have certain signage to prevent open carry, and another signage to prevent concealed carry. If they have one sign but not the other, then technically you can carry whichever way they don't have the sign for. However, if you are approached by an employee and asked to leave, well it's time to leave because thats about the same thing as having the signage up. If you're asked to leave, and you don't, then they can call the police and tell them you refused to leave, which could get you a misdemeanor.

    You need to read up on your state laws and be prepared for whatever happens. If you don't know what the law is where you are, then you have to depend on (oftentimes) ill-informed people to tell you what they think the law is.
    Yup. I've carried concealed in Walmart and various other places numerous times with no problem. If you are carrying concealed and are approached about your firearm then you ain't doing it right and need to reevaluate your methodology of how to conceal carry. I also never open carry - I don't like the eyes on me and feeling like I'm flashing a big red sign that says "I GOT A GUN." I prefer gray man stealth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppe's No. 9 View Post
    In regard to Walmart's new policy about carrying a firearm in their stores, i have a friend that only open carries and i'm not sure why but, we were stopped by an employee the other night and he was told he cannot carry inside of their stores.

    What comes into question is the legality side of it, from my understanding policy does not trump law, but seeing as it's a private business, are they able to actually "stop" you from carrying in their stores?

    Another weird thing about it, they only seem to care if it's open carry and not concealed carry which is strange to me.

    Thanks for the read, replies, and help.

    It would help if you put down where you live so we know what state you are talking about.

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    In PA. there are no laws against open carry anywhere except Philadelphia, while hunting and while in a car, unless you have a carry permit. You cannot open or conceal carry in a school or courthouse. if you are asked to leave a store for any reason you must obey or you will be subject to arrest for violating trespassing laws. If you are doing concealed carry properly no one in a store is going to know you're carrying.
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