There is a sign on the door that's says "backpacks will be left at the front while you shop." I'll gladly show you it. No one chased you sir. I asked politely while you were at the front of the store. I am an Army veteran too. I go by the rules not by the color of your skin. I apologize you felt that you were "shamed".
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I have been shamed, as a customer of several years with this business. I have purchased firearms, flags , pins , and lanyards from the Orlando location. I'm retiered and disabled veteran ( Military Police) I stopped on the store to purchase a cross pistol pin for my Army that. A clerked chased me down as I was looking for a pin on the select area. I was escorted back to the registrar and told to place my bag on the counter of if wanted to shop. I'm a black male. My friend who shopped their the day before ;who notified that the pins were in stock ; carriers a similar bag. He was not questioned about his backpack, and it was known and seen as he entered the store. He is white. I regret spending over a thousand dollars there in the past couple of years. The BDU's I were wearing was purchased at that store location. I left the store and called and was given the generic answer that this procedure is done to everyone which I know is not true. I'm passing the word around about my experience to fellow veterans and law enforcement and will never shop there again.
I'm not sure what Als Army Navy the fellow raters have been visiting but it's not been any of the ones I've been to.The staff is always friendly and helpful...the neighborhood isn't so great they do sell firearms so perhaps, that's why the licensed CCP staff has guns on their hips. (most gun shops have staff who carry)The gun prices are very reasonable...much lower than the big box stores, and if they don't have what you want, they will order it.I think they're one of the better Army Navy/gun stores in the city.