So, upon seeing the sign, did you disarm before entering the premises? Did you abide by the sign before you went in to have a conversation with the manager?I asked about the armed response team at Ashley Furniture on ISB. The manager looked at me confused. I said, "The sign on the door says for everyone's safety people can't carry firearms in the store. That obviously means you have an armed response team, just like law enforcement arrives armed, because otherwise how could it be for our safety when criminals don't obey rules or laws?"
He informed me that even he has to keep his firearm in the car. My response? "Wait, you mean you guys aren't armed and you're also asking the customers to disarm? Holy crap, do you realize the liability you've opened yourself up to should something happen by stating we are safer by leaving our means of protection outside?"
I could see the mouse hop on the wheel. It was then that I stated, "I'm sorry, my wife and I do not feel safe or comfortable here. And if Ashley Furniture is willing to lie to us over this, about our very own safety and protection, we don't feel that we can trust anything within this establishment. Thank you for your time." And we left.
Did it do any good? Well, it made me feel better and it made my wife laugh, so yeah, it did! :grin