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Jeferson Federal Bank now posted

Postby Tim Nunan » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:40 am

I went to the main office of the Jefferson Federal Bank in Morristown yesterday, 27 October 2011, and noticed a "gun buster" decal on the front door. I don't know when they posted but it was within the last 2-3 months (been that long since I'd been to the front of the building).

I discussed the posting with bank manager Mrs. Porter and she wasn't aware of it and couldn't explain why it had been done. She opined that it was a federal law and I informed her it was not and neither was it a Tennessee law. She assured me that Mr. Doug Roush (the one in charge of security decisions) would contact me about my concerns.

Mr. Roush called me about 9:15 AM this morning and stated that a handgun carry permittee and customer had open carried in the bank to conduct business. There were no problems but apparently the mere sight of the handgun made the bank employees nervous and the decision to ban legal carry was made based on this event. Mr. Roush assured me that he valued my business understood my position on my carry rights but they don't want guns in their bank. He agreed that anti-gun decal won't stop a criminal or a disgruntled customer from bringing a firearms in the bank.

I told him that the new policy was an insult to their law abiding customers and he tried to convince me that I was wrong and they still want our business. I informed Mr. Roush that I would end my 21 year relationship with their bank and take my business where management wasn't afraid of me.

I strongly urge everyone to terminate any business with Jefferson Federal Bank and tell them why.
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Re: Jeferson Federal Bank now posted

Postby David Lewis » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:44 pm

And open carry is a good idea...why?

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Re: Jeferson Federal Bank now posted

Postby macville » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:31 pm

David Lewis wrote:And open carry is a good idea...why?

To weed out the wimps in our country so we don't blindly do business with those who don't care about actual safety or our rights.
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Re: Jeferson Federal Bank now posted

Postby tnroadrunner » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:08 am

They should put a sign saying NO OPEN CARRY.
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Re: Jeferson Federal Bank now posted

Postby SomeGuy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:22 pm

tnroadrunner wrote:They should put a sign saying NO OPEN CARRY.

As a routine open carrier, this would be as bad as a gun-buster sign. I have open carried into my First Tennessee branch (and other branches) multiple times. I conduct myself with dignity and courtesy, and it has never been a problem. This, in the long run, benefits our cause. They see a guy they know to be an RN openly carrying a pistol...and nothing happens. Good publicity is always beneficial.
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