Friday, November 28, 2008

Funny Turner's Story

I went with my brother OJ today to Turner's Outdoorsman to check out what they had and possibly put some .44spl ammo on order since I am running low. As usual, I was I was open carrying and the experience was great up until the very end, which then turned hilarious.

I know Turner's has a "no loaded guns" policy, with the exception of LEO and valid CCW permit holders but since I was unloaded anyways I took no notice. I found out later that they actually CHECK the firearm if it is unloaded prior to entering the store, which has been a failure on their part for the last few transactions I have done through them.

Anyways, I was in the store for about 15min and nobody took notice of my sidearm. It was only on checking out (picked up a bore snake and some Breakfree) that the cashier decided to enforce her apparent cashier duties. Here is the conversation: \

Cashier: Are you law enforcement?
Me: No
Cashier: Is that gun unloaded?
Me: Yes
Cashier: May I check if it is unloaded? We have a store policy about loaded guns.
Me: Oh, OK. Would you like to come over and remove my gun or would you like me to hand it to you?
*Cashier looks confuzzled* *I hand her gun, she checks it*
Cashier: Yeah, just be careful with carrying that around.
Me: Open carry is legal actually, as long as unloaded.
Cashier: Just be careful with it
Brother OJ: Yeah, like don't pull it out and shoot anyone with it. *Laughter*
(OJ hates it when dumb people get the last word)

We then left.

Now I know I shouldn't be counting on the fact that cashiers at a sporting goods store be up-to-date on the intricacies of the law but they should be at least supportive and non-idiotic about it.


Mike Stollenwerk said...

Open carry of LOADED handguns is also legal in unincorporated areas of California except where shooting is specifically banned by County ordiance.

TrackerPacker said...

This is true, though articulating the minute details of the law to a Turner's cashier would end up being wasted breath.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

LOL. Don't you love it?