Confirmed: Home Depot DOES allow weapons in it's stores. Carry on.

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  1. Chicago2VP71

    Chicago2VP71 XDTalk 3K Member

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    Saw this and passing it on.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4484057053142&set=o.106485550030&type=1&theater

    Dear Home Depot:

    Tonight I discovered the Home Depot does not support the 2nd Amendment, and the right to bear arms.

    I was shopping with my wife, and 7 year old daughter, picking out paint colors for our new home. We had several items in our cart, and were having our paint shaken when a store associate approached me and asked to speak to me. He asked me to remove my weapon from the store, as Home Depot is a "weapon free zone." I quietly said that I would find another place to shop, and left the store. On my way out the door I checked just to make sure, and sure enough, there was no sign on your door stating no firearms allowed.

    I am an Air Force veteran, and possess a valid license to carry a concealed weapon within the state of Iowa. So I left the Home Depot and drove down to my local Mendards store, where they had no problem with my legal carry of a weapon. You can see from the receipt below that you missed out on a fair chunk of money, and this is just the first trip of many as we renovate our newly purchased home. I will also make sure to let everyone I know, that the Home Depot doesn't support the 2nd Amendment, and somehow believes that criminals will follow their "no weapon zone."

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  2. Robertftw

    Robertftw XDTalk 100 Member

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    **** menard's I used to work for them
     
  3. Chicago2VP71

    Chicago2VP71 XDTalk 3K Member

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    At least they don't turn customers away who are carrying legally.
     
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    DixieXD XDTalk 3K Member

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    I don't understand. Printing, peeking, or open?!
     
  5. Robertftw

    Robertftw XDTalk 100 Member

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    This is true, but I don't have to worry lowes is closer and cheaper and there is no menard's in Florida so I win both ways lol.
     
  6. HowardMan

    HowardMan XDTalk 4K Member

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    email corporate and ask them if this is a company policy or just the store. make sure you send them the pic you posted. if its not a company policy and just one guy who hates guns he may catch hell for turning away a good sale.
     
  7. Trotgolfer

    Trotgolfer XDTalk 100 Member

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    Once again it all boils down to money...

    They will be fine without your cash...what they lost out on is the security in their stores
     
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    Lowes is a gun friendly zone! Thats where I go.
     
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    I hate the depot. Partially because I used to work at Lowe's, partially because the depot (at least the ones here) have the poorest educated associates, these people are useless stumps... Just another reason to never go there!
     
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    Peelthis XDTalk 100 Member

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    + 1 on this, I was wondering the same thing.
     
  11. silvabaQ

    silvabaQ XDTalk 3K Member

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    Thats awesome! Good for him..but, why would anyone OC when CC is an option?
     
  12. cz75luver

    cz75luver XDTalk 3K Member

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    Actually, I've seen posts where CCW holders were asked to leave Lowes as well for carrying concealed.
     
  13. Nukem_High

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    I would have asked to see that in writing, because anyone who is opposed to guns can say "this is a gun free area". I wouldn't have left until I spoke with a manager, and have him/her show me in a Home Depot policy, about the no gun policy they have and then demand they put up signs on their door
     
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    Okay...somebody please explain this. What about concealed, thats so hard to understand. Are there metal detectors at the front door? Have to emty pockets, remove belt and take off shoes before entering?
     
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    js12278 XDTalk 4K Member

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    Not that it matters, but, they just assumed you weren't an off duty LEO?? Other than that, I guess I am done with HD. I prefer Menards anyways.
     

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