On their doors previously, was the standard TABC "Blue Sign" (required where alcohol is sold) stating it is a felony to carry a concealed weapon on the premises without a license. A licensed CHL holder is not restricted by such a sign, as they possess the requisite LICENSE!
But just this week, Sprouts Farmers Market stores, headquartered in Arizona, decided it was necessary to post the signs necessary to restrict LAWFUL concealed carry on their premises. Why, I do not know. Their customer service department said it was by the orders of the Board of Directors who apparently feel it is OK to DISCRIMINATE against citizens engaged in a lawful behavior. In Texas, this was done by posting (properly no less) the "30-06" signs on all public entrances. This sign prohibits lawful concealed carry.
|McKinney TX Sprouts|
I wonder if Sprouts knows this, about Texas CHL licensees?
A Texas Concealed Carry License Holder:
- has no felony convictions - lifetime
- has no Class A or B misdemeanors within the last 5 years
- has passed state and federal fingerprint and background checks
- has no delinquent conduct within the last 10 years
- is not delinquent in child support, student loans, or state/local taxes
I have darkened their doorway for the last time. There are other stores such as Whole Foods, or Central Market, Tom Thumb, or Krogers, which DO NOT DISCRIMINATE. These stores have equivalent quality and selections, including the desired bulk foods. Sprouts Farmers Market has lost another customer.
Please note folks--Sprouts is not changing any laws that I know of especially in Texas. The law permits a business to post no-carry on their property. It's a dumb decision on their part, IMHO, but it is not a flouting any law.
The other public entrance also posted.