I'm requesting a fire mission to take action against Cub Foods in Circle Pines, MN. One of my closest friends and mentor was stopped at Cub Foods by the manager for lawfully carrying a concealed pistol. He had been printing, which he admits. The Manager asks him if he is a cop and he replies "no" then the manager tells him to leave. He tells the manager that the store does not have a sign prohibiting firearms, recites the state statutes and so on and so forth to which the manager says that there was a sign. When there was no sign posted he said it was corporate policy. The manager asks him if he wants to call the cops and he says yes and tells him again that he has a permit, he's a Marine home on leave to see his son born and then the cops show up. The Circle Pines PD was VERY kind and courteous to my Mentor. The Manager told the police that he is not welcome back in the store and my mentor said he understood and left. My mentor then called the Cub Foods in Forest Lake, spoke with the manager who checked the books. He was told corporate policy says, just like MN law that they have to post a sign stating that firearms are not legal. In the end he was not cited but was told to leave the
He's not doing well financially so he is unable to start a Civil Suit against the store but he does have it documented in the police officer's notes and has taken pictures of their lack of a sign. If one of you know a gun-friendly lawyer that might help him out without charging him an arm and a leg, PM me and let me know. He's contacted his NRA CCL instructor and asked him to try to help and he's also going to get to the media to try to plead his case.
If any of you have any advice I can give him to stick it to this (un-high road comment) anti, speak up.
Big Kudos to Circle Pines PD for their outstanding professionalism and courtesy and to Forest Lake Cub foods who actually honors corporate policy.