Skip to comments.Some Virginia Businesses May Ban Armed Customers
Posted on 07/18/2004 11:04:36 AM PDT by Mulder
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OK, so you operate a business in Fl and you don't allow your patrons to bring guns into your premises. Fine, it's your business and that's your right. Now if you can convince the powers that be to restore the remainder of your rights as a private business owner more power to you. One reason I am no longer a private business owner is the endless mountains of regulations and red tape.
You cite liability insurance as one reason you don't allow guns in your place of business. For the record, while I lived in FL I operated two retail businesses, one in Manatee county and one in Polk county. Neither of those were posted against guns, and our liability carrier had no problem with that situation. In fact I usually carried a gun myself while alone on the Auburndale site because of the high incidence of armed robberies in Polk county. There are also some insurance companies that won't sell a homeowner policy to people who keep guns in their homes. That's their right, but I choose to deal with companies that have a more tolerant attitude toward my right to arms, both in business insurance and home insurance.
Your no guns policy may not cost you many customers in a state whose population now consists mainly of liberal octogenarian geezers from NY and NJ, but that policy won't fly here in God's country. The good mountain folks around here just don't take kindly to folks who try to restrict their right to defend themselves. Hence the retraction of the "no guns" policy by Pizza Hut.
I have reached the point of terminal boredom with this endless thread. Have a nice day.
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