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    Plinker

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    Sportsman's Warehouse Ft. Wayne

    CFO and I were in Ft. Wayne last week and thought we would check Sportsman's Warehouse.
    Got to the door a there was a big sign that stated "loaded firearms not allowed". Also something about
    checking firearms at something or to somebody, did not really pay attention after the "loaded firearms allowed" part.
    Went back to truck and left the area. Did I see what I thought the sign said or did I miss read it?
    Did not think to take picture of sign. Can anybody in the area check and verify what I saw. Thanks. If I made
    a mistake sorry, but it would not be the first.

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    I haven't shopped there. This is what I found out on another forum. If you CC, disregard the sign. It's for guns you're going to buy a holster for, etc. Unload and clear them at the front of the store. And they'll tag the gun and give you a receipt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigblitz View Post
    I haven't shopped there. This is what I found out on another forum. If you CC, disregard the sign. It's for guns you're going to buy a holster for, etc. Unload and clear them at the front of the store. And they'll tag the gun and give you a receipt.
    I saw a similar sign at the former Gander. I always read the sign to mean a firearm you were bring in to sell used, try a holster, etc. I do not believe it was meant to be a Gun Free Zone, rather a safety issue for guns that would be "handled".
    When seconds matter the 2nd Amendment matters.

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    Plinker

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    I really wish I had taken a picture of the sign. When I saw "no loaded firearms" I read sign as just that, no qualifier added.

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittySlayer View Post
    I saw a similar sign at the former Gander. I always read the sign to mean a firearm you were bring in to sell used, try a holster, etc. I do not believe it was meant to be a Gun Free Zone, rather a safety issue for guns that would be "handled".
    Seen the same thing at a LGS, for the same reason when I asked. The general answer was if it was in a holster on your hip, it needed to stay there or you needed to be very clear about your actions and safely empty the firearm if removed from the holster. CC was fine.

    I'm pretty sympathetic to that. How is a guy supposed to know if you're drawing to shoot him, or about to sweep everyone else in the store, or drawing because you have a question about your sights/grip/trigger/whatever?

    My personal solution was to put my mag in my back pocket and clear the chamber before entering the store. Not a huge deal. Plus, all of the employees are usually carrying at the places I go, so it's the safest place in town anyhow.

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