Whole Foods in John’s Creek, GA

by Georgia Concealed Carry on April 5, 2013 · 3 comments

Georgia Concealed Carry

We received an email the other day (listed below) of another negative OC experience, this time it’s at Whole Foods Market in John’s Creek, GA.

“I was there on Sunday and one of the store personnel came up to me and told me while his sign was not in clear view he would make sure it would be in the future. Then one of the ladies at the service desk came over to me and told me the sort of had a company policy against weapons carry on their property. I walked the entire side walk looking for their sign but didn’t see one anywhere. Last trip to that store. Just thought I would let you know, thanks, Jimmy”

Thanks for the information and the picture Jimmy!

Location

Whole Foods Market
Address: 5945 State Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097
Phone:(678) 514-2400

Update: 4/5/2013

We called today and spoke with a manager named Abdula.  He said that this is a corporate decision, not a local store decision but that they support it.  Apparently every time someone OC in their store it causes a commotion among the employees.. which is a bit of a joke.

He said “We never know what they are going to do and it’s a bit scary.”  

It’s always the same story.. “it’s scary” yet every time someone OC in their store and they ask them to leave, they politely comply without incident.

We tried to explain that the people who open carry are not a threat and in fact, the moment someone legally enters with a firearm, it instantly becomes safer.

He disagrees.

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Elizabeth August 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm

One of my ladies in the shooting chapter I run was asked to leave Harry’s in Marietta last night. I have written the CEO a letter and there have also been over 20 comments and negative recommendations on their local FB page as well. I’m still waiting for a response. You can see my letter here:

http://bulletsandbatter.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/whole-foods-harrys-jumps-on-the-gun-free-zone-bandwagon/

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Kevin August 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Thank you Elizabeth for this update and for all your efforts. Yes, Whole Foods and Harry’s Farmer’s Market and anti-second amendment and we will gladly update our website to include Harry’s. I read your article on your website and for anyone reading this, visit her’s.. it’s a great read. Please let us know if Mr. Mackey responds.

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