Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX,
Thank you for your inquiry. Blain's Farm & Fleet does have a "Weapons Free Environment" policy. Our policy reads in part, "To safeguard our employees, our customers and the general public, we absolutely prohibit any employee, vendor, supplier or customer to bring or possess firearms (including but not limited to handguns, regardless of any authorized permit), explosives or any dangerous weapons or objects on Blain's Farm & Fleet premises or at Blain's Farm & Fleet sponsored events."
Vice President - Loss Prevention / Risk Management
Not necessarily in that order. . . . .
Yup, that's what I'm talkin' about!
I've been shopping there for at least the last 25 years. Pet supplies, garden implements, Lawn mowers, great tool dept and hardware dept. Work boots, clothing, I mean it goes on and on. I was just in there for spark plugs. Heck this is really something to think about. They stand to loose a significant dollar amount if just a few of us stop purchases.
Sad to see it go this way but hey, there are plenty of other stores much more deserving of my dollar bills, cash, bucks, greenbacks, etc. Oh, I forgot, my credit cards, debit cards, checks, purchase orders etc. I will have to find my way through Walmart and Fleet Farm of course is the premiere self relience store.
I love it when a plan comes together.
You see, there are those out there that would say this is Blain's prerogative but this is not true. They are poking a sharp stick in our collective eye because of their political leanings. They want to hurt us and our cause. This is not for the customer's benefit by a long shot. There is just to much empirical evidence available today, that supports the exact opposite of their ignorant stand. This is a blatant, liberal, Brady Bunch, political maneuver designed to screw with us. They are actually screwing with the majority of their customer base.
Not that most folks would choose to carry in their store but with the majority of their customers ideologies. That being self relience, independence etc. It is notable that they replied with a text book, Brady Campaign, socio-fascist, retort to the OPs query just a few days before July 4th. A holiday most liberals would just as soon forget or find a suitable mascot like Santa or the Easter Bunny to draw attention away from it's original meanings.
This July 4th, I am celebrating my association with Open Carry.Org and Wisconsin Carry,Inc. The premiere 2nd Amendment advocate in Wisconsin and a superb example for each and every other state to follow. Kudos to Nik and Hubert and everyone else who has worked to make us strong. I salute you all and thank you. I am also very proud of the solidarity demonstrated by this group of patriots. Now let's keep the pressure up on those turds and squash their desire to restrict our Constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms.
Have a great July 4th