Asked to leave Lowes tonight

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  1. USMCCaptain

    USMCCaptain XDTalk 100 Member

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    So I was shopping at Lowe's tonight buying some drywall and other stuff for the baby's room. I of course was carrying concealed and had my shirt fully covering my xd. I was lifting a couple sheets of drywall and my shirt lifted over my holster exposing my xd. One of the employees apparently saw this and alerted store security. As I was walking with the cart up to the register one of the store managers approached me and asked to speak with me. I of course obliged him and walked over to speak with him. He explained to me what happened and said that Lowe's had a zero tolerance policy regarding firearms. I interrupted him and asked him to show me where the signs were reporting such a policy. He proceeded to tell me that there were none. He told me that I could return to my car and put my firearm in there and proceed with my purchase. I told him that if I left the store I would be leaving for good and not returning at any point. I explained to him that I was legally carrying with my permit and I even offered to show it to him to put his mind at ease. He declined and restated his position. I proceeded to walk over to my wife, and we left the store. Leaving almost 2500.00 worth of merchandise sitting there. I have a problem with this. If there is a sign stating the policy I have no problem, I will take my business elsewhere, however when there is no sign stating there policy, how am I supposed to know that they have that policy? I am awaiting on a response to an email to Lowe's coporate office will update you when I can...

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    BBunin XDTalk 2K Member

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    IF this is a corporate wide policy we as a community need to give them the old california howdy, start shopping else where, and say screw lowes.
     
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    Seems like Lowes is trying to stay under the radar with their gun policy. I'm sure they realize they would loose customers if they posted a "no guns allowed" sign. I'm interested to hear what the corporate response is.
     
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    I would do 2 things

    #1 Email lowes at there main Email, as well as send your story to the pro gun groups out there. Im sure the American working class will be all to happy with lowes and there bad jugment.

    #2 Get a Kel-Tec P3AT put it in your pocket and stop flashing your peice, this aint south central and you aint Dr Dre
     
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    They more than likely do have a zero tolerance with regards to weapons for employees - most large businesses do and the manager was probably refering to that particular policy. However that does not apply to you and unless your state has some specific posting statutes signs do not legally matter either. I will carried concealed whether posted or not because I can in MI.

    That being said, you were asked to leave so you legally were required to do so. Hopefully when you wrote your email you were polite when inquiring about their policy.

    I prefer Menards - an option if you have them.
     
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    That is just stupid. If they have a problem with carrying then why dont they post it. I would never go back again if I were you.
     
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    I almost died!!!! :p ROFLMAO
     
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    Scratch Lowes off my favorite stores.....Hello Home depot.
     
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    I thought you were still doing the whole flying/cruise thing--Welcome back, Marine. How much longer til the little one arrives?
     
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    You should've immediately bent over holding your back and told them if they were doing their job, you wouldn't have had to lift drywall and expose weapon.

    Screw them.
     
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    With a drywall screw......from Home Depot!
     
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    I would write a letter to corporate, copying the store,stating that you expect an apology from both corporate and the local store. As a company that sell gun safes, that does not have a sign posted nor a policy on their website, I have a feeling the guy who you spoke with lied to you.

    I am OK with companies that are anti-gun, that is their right. I am not OK with companies that talk out of both sides of their mouth.

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    Their loss and ignorance.
     
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    LOWES sucks go to home depot
    although as an employee we cant even have guns in our car

     
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