Costco is a target-rich environment: No lawful concealed or open carry welcome

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I knew Costco wasn’t gun-friendly in its policies. I’ve heard stories on various forums that Costco doesn’t like open carry or concealed carry. But even though I knew that Costco is anti-gun, this sign appeared at the entrance of my local Costco recently and it felt like a smack in the face to see it. I don’t shop there but once a month, if that, so I can’t pin point when this appeared, but it is so huge I don’t think I would have missed seeing it sooner. I shop at Costco for my work and during work hours, so I’m not concealed carrying when I go there since my work won’t let me conceal carry either, but still… this sign makes GG a sad panda.

6 Comments

  • Gunmart says:

    I carry when I go to Costco.

    The one in my town doesnt post any signs… and if they did I would bet dollars to donuts that they would just put up a sign like the one you have pictured or another corparate generated one… Neither are worth a damn in my state because you have to have an official sign that meets legal requirements for size, placement, wording, etc.

    I chuckle each time that I walk right past one that is not legit. A place that is improperly marked as a gun free zone does not present any legal requirement for me to leave my gun in the car! hehe!

    BTW – Toys R Us stores in my state are now posting “no guns” signs… dont know if it is a nation wide thing or not, but they are going anti gun as well atleast all across my state.

    BTW #2 – those Toys R Us signs are non binding signs as per my state’s laws and are only worth the paper they are printed on. 🙂

    • girlsloveguns says:

      “I chuckle each time that I walk right past one that is not legit. A place that is improperly marked as a gun free zone does not present any legal requirement for me to leave my gun in the car! hehe!”

      I chucked at your chucking! 😀

  • JP says:

    I went into Toys R Us the Sunday after Christmas and was specifically looking for any signs when I went in, and did not see any. Might just be ones local to you, or maybe I missed it.

    Arizona is the same way – it must be a specific sign/verbiage for it to be legal.

    On the other hand, if you’re spotted, if a store employee asks you to leave or go put it in the car, you have to do so.

    • girlsloveguns says:

      I always check doorways for signage, even if I’ve patronized that establishment before. It’s just habit now. But I haven’t seen but three signs telling me to keep out: Costco, the Washoe County Marriage Bureau and the business park that the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Carson City rents office space in.

  • James says:

    I noticed a period of time here in Texas where a lot of businesses started putting up 30.06 signage. I got a little irritated, but I respect their property rights (as far as they know, anyway). I guess these same businesses got tired of losing money from gun-toting paying customers, because over time, most of the 30.06 signs disappeared and new signs appeared in their place which say, “the unlicensed possession of a weapon on these premises…..”. I hardly ever see a gunbuster sign and it is extremely rare to see a 30.06 sign in my current area of Texas.
    The free market wins again!

    • girlsloveguns says:

      Yay for voting with your dollars and your feet! Nothing pressures money-loving companies into respecting gun rights than taking yourself and your dinero elsewhere. 🙂

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