Skip to comments.Local Bank: Concealed Carry Keeps Crooks Away (TX)
Posted on 12/18/2011 7:04:43 AM PST by marktwain
Two banks in College Station have been robbed at gunpoint in the past two weeks. The person responsible for robbing a bank in Snook is also still on the loose. At a bank in Chappell Hill though, they haven't had a problem with robbers since implementing some new bank rules.
Bank customer, Steve Moreland, said, "It's none of your business."
You won't be able to tell who has one, just by looking at the people inside the Chappell Hill Bank.
"These women, they've taken the concealed handgun carry course and of course, they can't tell you if they're carrying or not and I'm certainly not going to frisk them," said Edward Smith, the Chappell Hill Bank President.
After the 5th time Edward Smith's bank was robbed he decided enough was enough and put this sign up on the front door, encouraging customers like Steve and Darcy Moreland, to use their 2nd Amendment Right to bear arms.
Moreland said, "The bad guys have them and I want the option to protect my family."
His daughter, Darcy, added, "Oh man, it makes you feel much safer."
It's proven to be an effective deterrent, one that's not an option at most banks, including where three recent robberies took place.
The Citizen's State Bank in Snook was robbed at gunpoint back in October. In College Station, another suspect held up The Fed Star Credit Union earlier this month. The most recent incident happened at the First Victoria Bank off Southwest Parkway.
All the suspects managed to escape with money in hand after displaying weapons.
Steve said, "Would I use the gun, I don't know. If she was in here with me, or another member of my family, dang right."
They're hoping it keeps the robbers away forever, but if not, the thieves might be getting more than they counted on.
Smith added, "They're gonna get the money, they're gonna go outside, then they're gonna notify me and after they're outside and the staff has locked the doors, then they're mine."
The suspects involved in the most recent robberies are still at large.
Suspects in The First Victoria Bank and the Citizen's State Bank robberies are described as two black men with slim builds. The Fed Star Credit Union suspect is described as a back man with a thin build.
There is also a $5,000 reward connected to the Citizen's State Bank incident. If you have any information, please call your local law enforcement office.
I cannot read all the fine print, but it is supposed to encourage customers to carry concealed weapons while in the bank.
I’m reminded of the idiot who tried to rob a gun store with two marked police cars parked out front. “He was dead before he hit the floor.”
“Im reminded of the idiot who tried to rob a gun store with two marked police cars parked out front. He was dead before he hit the floor.
“Life is hard. Its harder if you’re stupid” John Wayne.
If you had that sign plus one that says, “Armed customers welcomed here,” would be great. If your customers are armed as well as all of your bank employees the odds of getting robbed successfully are quite nil.
I’d love to see them have promotionals like “A free AR-15 or AK-47 with every home loan” or “Become a member of our bank today and you get two free admissions and gun rentals to your friendly gun range.”
The Leftists would go ape doody.
There have been quite a few promotions similar to your suggestions. They are virtually always a commercial success, and they have made national headlines driving the government worshiping leftists crazy, especially those in the MSM. Yes, we can use more!
Any business that bans carrying by its employees and customers is not a safe place to do business
But, guarantee you will have Business Socialists come on here and try to justify the “right” of businesses to deny people their 2d Amendment rights and their natural right to self defense. And, the biggest violators of self defense rights are the big non-American Multi National corps
Nothing scares a criminal more than people who have the ability to place a bullet in the brain of a criminal
It's not so much that a business doesn't want the employees carrying, as it is the liability factor. If an employee has to use a weapon, and ends up killing another employee or a bystander, I would bet you could kiss your business goodbye.
My company asks that we leave firearms in our vehicle, and I understand why.
They terminated a driver recently, and he made some threats when they let him go. They hired an armed guard for a while in the event this guy came looking for trouble. However, they pulled some of us aside to let us know what was going on. I noticed those of us they pulled aside are known to be CHL holders. The company is very carry friendly, those that don't have a CHL all want one.
While they never came out and told us we could carry, they in a round about way let us know it would be ok. One day the VP of the company asked me if I was carrying, I just told him that "if I was you would never know". He seemed to find comfort in that.
Armed citizens can prevent/foil a lot of crime.
The fly in the ointment is the semi-official government position that only cops are smart/trained/fit enough to carry deadly force. (Sorry, I’m in Massachusetts.)
If the government treated us like adults, TRUSTED us, and realized that the game of life has good guys too, everything would be fine. But they don’t.
I think a return to the “militia” days would restore a lot of that trust. Let every able-bodied citizen serve in the local militia and the police would be forced to accept the idea that there are good guys who don’t wear badges.