I also went to Ralph's to pick up some Rit dye for my Mom. On the way over I left the gun on the front seat and while carrying inside I had no issues. I also asked several employees for assistance there too (hate the detergent sections)
Now, as to Trader Joe's...
I called this morning to get a verdict on the legality of OC and the service rep, Tiffany, told me that the issue of carrying a firearm had never been brought up, there was no policy on the books and they are looking to implement a no guns policy (BIG mistake, considering the amount of carry states they conduct business in.)
Upon hearing that, I sent an email to Mike Stollenwerk with all the pertinent information and asked him to reason with them. I just got an email back from him and here is what he had to say:
I called, they said they now have a policy - managers will ask gun carriers to leave if any customers complain.
Oh well, there store. Pretty easy go policy, so I would let it alone.
Not exactly the best policy but it is far better than what they were considering.
Perhaps if I don't like people with mohawks I can complain and see what the managers do about it...
Anyways, off to tutor a kid in Spanish. He is going to get the "Spanish Hammer" today!