H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by WildBill » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:21 pm

Oldgringo wrote:
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mojo84 wrote:There is a difference between seeing someone naked and seeing them with clothes on. We know there is a naked body underneath the clothes but it is just different not seeing it. The thin layer of material makes a difference. For some, regardless how illogical or silly we may consider it, some people don't want to see guns or have their customers see guns in their place of business.
An interesting analogy.
I think mojo84 is right. Clothes can provide a great service in many instances...so can sacks. :leaving
Are you referring to Marilyn Monroe's Idaho Potato Sack Dress?
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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by Oldgringo » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:15 pm

WildBill wrote:
Oldgringo wrote:
WildBill wrote:
mojo84 wrote:There is a difference between seeing someone naked and seeing them with clothes on. We know there is a naked body underneath the clothes but it is just different not seeing it. The thin layer of material makes a difference. For some, regardless how illogical or silly we may consider it, some people don't want to see guns or have their customers see guns in their place of business.
An interesting analogy.
I think mojo84 is right. Clothes can provide a great service in many instances...so can sacks. :leaving
Are you referring to Marilyn Monroe's Idaho Potato Sack Dress?
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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by TexasGal » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:58 am

I really don't care if a business posts against OC. I really love shopping at HEB. It's my all time favorite store for the excellent selection and prices. As long as they don't add a 30.06 sign to go with the 30.07, I'm a loyal customer. If, they do post both signs...well, there is a brand spanking new Kroger across the street. ;-)
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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by Abraham » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:13 pm

TexasGal,

Hang on now!

Your stated position is much to reasonable.

(actually it precisely mirrors my own)

You're supposed to rant and rave, sputter and fume about the dastardly, nay, catastrophic 30.07 ignominy...


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Post by TexasRifleman » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:00 pm

I'm noticing a trend in stores posting 30.07, HEB included.

Stores that have a nationwide presence; Kroger, Wal Mart, Target, even Starbucks, have seen open carry already and know that it's a big nothing. They aren't posting any signs.

Texas only stores don't have that experience to call on so they are defaulting to a bit of fear. I suspect over time they too will realize that it's a big nothing and drop the signs.


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Post by Solaris » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:19 pm

TexasRifleman wrote:I'm noticing a trend in stores posting 30.07, HEB included.

Stores that have a nationwide presence; Kroger, Wal Mart, Target, even Starbucks, have seen open carry already and know that it's a big nothing. They aren't posting any signs.

Texas only stores don't have that experience to call on so they are defaulting to a bit of fear. I suspect over time they too will realize that it's a big nothing and drop the signs.
I have noticed that too. National chains seem to be doing nothing.

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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:53 pm

TexasRifleman wrote:I'm noticing a trend in stores posting 30.07, HEB included.

Stores that have a nationwide presence; Kroger, Wal Mart, Target, even Starbucks, have seen open carry already and know that it's a big nothing. They aren't posting any signs.

Texas only stores don't have that experience to call on so they are defaulting to a bit of fear. I suspect over time they too will realize that it's a big nothing and drop the signs.
What about the stores listed in this thread? viewtopic.php?f=129&t=81352 Doesn't seem that 30.07 signs are being posted only by Texas companies.

Costco HQ: Issaquah, WA
Randall’s (Safeway) HQ: Pleasonton, CA
Sprouts HQ: Phoenix, AZ
Target HQ: Minneapolis, MN
Trader Joe’s HQ: Monrovia, CA

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Post by Mike1951 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:15 pm

rvsullivan wrote:Just made a call to H.E.B. corporate to ask about the 30.07 postings in their stores. The representative at Customer Relations first told me they were a privately held company and could make any decision they wished about open carry. I agreed with her and explained they were affecting licensed carry holders. She then switched over to they were following TABC rules in that they sold alcohol and were prohibited by law from allowing open carry. When I disputed that and told her all her stores were Blue licensed she hung up on me!! :banghead:
My experience with HEB customer service was entirely different.

A very personable young man assured me that HEB had no issue with concealed carry.

I thanked him.
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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:39 pm

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TexasRifleman wrote:I'm noticing a trend in stores posting 30.07, HEB included.

Stores that have a nationwide presence; Kroger, Wal Mart, Target, even Starbucks, have seen open carry already and know that it's a big nothing. They aren't posting any signs.

Texas only stores don't have that experience to call on so they are defaulting to a bit of fear. I suspect over time they too will realize that it's a big nothing and drop the signs.
What about the stores listed in this thread? viewtopic.php?f=129&t=81352 Doesn't seem that 30.07 signs are being posted only by Texas companies.

Costco HQ: Issaquah, WA
Randall’s (Safeway) HQ: Pleasonton, CA
Sprouts HQ: Phoenix, AZ
Target HQ: Minneapolis, MN
Trader Joe’s HQ: Monrovia, CA

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I haven't yet seen Target posting 30.07. Now they did make a statement when OCTC was doing their "in your face walks". I'm not suggesting that it would be a good idea to open carry in Target as it is just asking to be given oral notice. I just haven't seen 30.07 yet at any of my local Targets.

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Post by ScottDLS » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:00 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TexasRifleman wrote:I'm noticing a trend in stores posting 30.07, HEB included.

Stores that have a nationwide presence; Kroger, Wal Mart, Target, even Starbucks, have seen open carry already and know that it's a big nothing. They aren't posting any signs.

Texas only stores don't have that experience to call on so they are defaulting to a bit of fear. I suspect over time they too will realize that it's a big nothing and drop the signs.
What about the stores listed in this thread? viewtopic.php?f=129&t=81352 Doesn't seem that 30.07 signs are being posted only by Texas companies.

Costco HQ: Issaquah, WA
Randall’s (Safeway) HQ: Pleasonton, CA
Sprouts HQ: Phoenix, AZ
Target HQ: Minneapolis, MN
Trader Joe’s HQ: Monrovia, CA

Chas.
Of the stores listed above, none have actually posted 30.07 yet from what I've seen on the board so far, nor do they post in other states where open carry is legal, again from my observation.

Sprouts has always posted 30.06 in Texas. Granted it's only Jan. 4, but I suspect other than Sprouts none of them will follow through. One issue with the big multi-state stores is that they would have to come up with multiple posting policies that are correct for each state that they operate in, where signs have the force of law. My guess is it's too much trouble for them, especially when signs are not effective in most states.
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Post by TexasRifleman » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:31 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TexasRifleman wrote:I'm noticing a trend in stores posting 30.07, HEB included.

Stores that have a nationwide presence; Kroger, Wal Mart, Target, even Starbucks, have seen open carry already and know that it's a big nothing. They aren't posting any signs.

Texas only stores don't have that experience to call on so they are defaulting to a bit of fear. I suspect over time they too will realize that it's a big nothing and drop the signs.
What about the stores listed in this thread? viewtopic.php?f=129&t=81352 Doesn't seem that 30.07 signs are being posted only by Texas companies.

Costco HQ: Issaquah, WA
Randall’s (Safeway) HQ: Pleasonton, CA
Sprouts HQ: Phoenix, AZ
Target HQ: Minneapolis, MN
Trader Joe’s HQ: Monrovia, CA

Chas.
I haven't seen a Target post 06 or 07 yet, went there today actually and no one said a word.

Sprouts has posted for years against concealed already so it's no surprise they post now against open.

I believe the trend I spoke of is still valid, more responses with 07 signs from Texas only stores than nationwide.


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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by thetexan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:28 pm

Mike1951 wrote:
rvsullivan wrote:Just made a call to H.E.B. corporate to ask about the 30.07 postings in their stores. The representative at Customer Relations first told me they were a privately held company and could make any decision they wished about open carry. I agreed with her and explained they were affecting licensed carry holders. She then switched over to they were following TABC rules in that they sold alcohol and were prohibited by law from allowing open carry. When I disputed that and told her all her stores were Blue licensed she hung up on me!! :banghead:
My experience with HEB customer service was entirely different.

A very personable young man assured me that HEB had no issue with concealed carry.

I thanked him.
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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by parabelum » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:38 pm

As someone mentioned before, I enjoyed H.E.B., but now, my money goes to Kroger, literally across the street.
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Re: H.E.B. and their reason for no open carry

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Post by zero4o3 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:46 pm

parabelum wrote:As someone mentioned before, I enjoyed H.E.B., but now, my money goes to Kroger, literally across the street.
is it fair to take it from that statement that your intention is to predominantly open carry? I only ask because HEB indicated that CC was welcome in their stores which would leave me thinking they are Pro 2A.


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Post by TexasRifleman » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:48 pm

zero4o3 wrote:
parabelum wrote:As someone mentioned before, I enjoyed H.E.B., but now, my money goes to Kroger, literally across the street.
is it fair to take it from that statement that your intention is to predominantly open carry? I only ask because HEB indicated that CC was welcome in their stores which would leave me thinking they are Pro 2A.
If given an equal option of "half pro 2A" or "full pro 2A" i'll default to full.

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