I appreciate your reply, however like every other
anti 2nd Amendment right argument, your position
holds no water.
You failed to answer a couple of direct questions
pertaining to your new policy.
(1) You do know that by depriving me of my legal
right to self protection, you are now liable and
legally responsible for mine and my family's safety?
Do you plan to staff each branch with armed
(2) Isn't it already illegal to rob banks with
knives and guns? Do you believe that posting a sign
prohibiting weapons in your facility would deter
anyone with criminal intent?
Contrary to how most gun control supporters
think, those of us who legally carry weapons do not
see ourselves as Rambo's or Clint Eastwood's. We
don't see ourselves blazing away at bad guys or
saving the day with marksmanship.
We do however choose not to be a victim cowering
under a desk or table waiting to be killed because
we have no way to protect ourselves.
Not only has your new policy not made your
facilities safer for your members and employees,
your new policy has put them in much greater danger.
With the fact that all mass shootings have
taken place in gun free zones, logic would seem to
dictate that "gun free" only applies to law abiding
We again would ask that this dangerous policy be
reexamined and repealed for the safety and well
being of members and employees alike.
Van & Sarah Shaver
Dear Mr. and
Mrs. Shaver Ė Your concerns have been forwarded
to T. Wayne Hood, our Senior Vice President and
General Counsel. Please see his response below.
Dear Mr. and
Mrs. Shaver Ė As the member of the Credit
Unionís executive team that oversees our
Security Department I am responding to your
Union respects and appreciates your right to
disagree with our policy regarding weapons in
our branches. I do not think it would be
productive to engage in a point by point debate
over your objections.
I will say that
this policy was given very careful consideration
at the highest level of our organization.
Credit Union management believes this policy is
an appropriate way to minimize the potential for
the escalation of violence in our branches, and
that it creates an appropriate balance for the
protection of our members and our employees.
expressly allows businesses to enact these
restrictions, and we are one of many businesses
that have chosen to exercise that right.
T. Wayne Hood
President and General Counsel