Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- Greetings in Freedom,
US Bank is one of the largest banking institutions in the Midwest. Most major banks have chosen NOT to post to prohibit carry.
Not-withstanding that you can be a victim of a crime anywhere, anytime. Most banks realize that many customers may be coming and going from the bank carrying large amounts of cash.
For this reason, prohibiting carry would place their customers in a precarious situation because surely criminals planning on robbery would seek out banks that, by policy, disarm their customers and give criminals easy targets.
There are some smaller local banks in some areas that choose to post signs prohibiting carry.
US Bank however does NOT post signs informing their customers that they prohibit carry, but instead, they will mail a letter to customers who they THINK may be carrying in their branches. This past week, a Wisconsin Carry member and concealed carry license holder received the following letter from US Bank after he visited his local branch where he is an account holder:
The letter states: “US Bank learned that you MAY HAVE carried a weapon on to US Bank premises”
It continues: “US Bank Policy states that “The possession of weapons is prohibited on US Bank premises. Accordingly, please refrain from bringing any weapon onto US Bank premises in the future. FURTHER ACTION will be taken if a US Bank employee observes or learns that you OR ANY OTHER CUSTOMER is in possession of a weapon on US Bank premises”
Wisconsin Carry recognizes that there are many factors that go into your decisions of which banking institutions to patronize. Because of the threat of ‘further action' against anyone US Bank “observes or learns” possessed a weapon on US Bank premises AND the fact that US Bank DOES NOT OFFER YOU THE COURTESY of posting signs so that you do not expose yourself to “further action” from the bank.
Wisconsin Carry Inc feels its our duty to inform our membership that they risk “further action” from US Bank if they carry onto US Bank premises.
If you are a patron of US Bank, we encourage you to let your local branch manager AND US Bank corporate know of your displeasure with their policy.
By mail you may write a letter to US Bank corporate:The Office of the Corporate Secretary
800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4302
If you use facebook, we encourage you to express your opinion on US Bank's facebook page:
Lastly, this US Bank policy and MANY other topics INCLUDING the George Zimmerman trial in Florida, will be a topic on my LIVE radio program “Well Armed Radio” this Sunday night at 8pm central time. You are invited to tune in and call in to participate!
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