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We rate major corporations based on their level of respect for our 2nd Amendment rights, using the standards laid out in our 2A Ratings Guide.  Some ratings may fluctuate beyond the definitions in the Ratings Guide based on recent events.

We are starting to provide Rating Details By Company, which allows you to see our justification for each rating.

Please keep in mind that these ratings are meant to help you in your own research and decision making and are not intended to replace your own fact-finding.  Also, your real-world experience may vary depending on how corporate policy is implemented at the local level, and at independently owned and operated franchises.

Finally, we strongly recommend everyone know the firearms laws applicable in your state, and when traveling out of state.  We recommend you spend $10 on something like the Traveler’s Guide to Firearms Laws.

We have presented two views of our list; one sorted by rating and another by company name.

Ratings as of September 16, 2014.

 

180 Comments

  1. Hello i have recently obtained my permit to carry and i have been trying to find out what businesses allow conceal carry in my state. I know you have made this list but being that it was a year old and many events have occured since then i was wondering if there was any update to it as i have had trouble confirming some of these myself.

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  2. The NRA giving Ikea an F because they don’t want you to exercise your Second Amendment rights on the premises is kind of like the ACLU giving Ikea an F because they don’t want you to climb up on top of a Malm dresser and exercise your First Amendment rights on the premises. In neither case does the Constitution have anything to do with it. It isn’t a matter of infringement by the government, which is what both the First and Second Amendments cover. It’s a matter of a private entity having terms of conduct they expect people to agree to in exchange for admission. You might as well complain that when they expect you to pay for any merchandise you take, they’re violating your Constitutional right not to have your money turned over to them.

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    • What does the NRA have to do with it?

      This is about places that do not recognize your rights, and forbid them on their property. This is not about conduct, as carrying a firearm is not a conduct, its simply an item you have with you, but changes nothing in your conduct except that you may be able to help people if something bad happens. Banning guns does not actually stop anyone from bringing guns, it only stops the legal law abiding citizen from having guns, but all the people you need to worry about will still bring their guns.

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      • Very well said, C Johnson. I try to articulate the facts you’ve stated but you said them in a good way. I just don’t think people understand. It’s not about the law abiding citizens having firearms to protect themselves and others around them, it’s about the bad guys who disregard the law. A “gun free” zone only disarms the law abiding. That’s why so many of these mass shootings happen in “gun free” zones, they know no one will be shooting back at them.

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  3. Academy in Springfield, Mo. posted no guns. Don’t deserve an A

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    • Deserve an A in my book. You people are fucking out of your fucking minds. I am a clinical psychologist and recommend therapy for all of you ammosexuals.

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      • Some people do not want to go in places where they will be sitting ducks without having adequate self defense measures. Websites like this help people find out where to go and where not to go. If you want to go in some places where only the criminals, terrorists and other people you need to worry about are carrying guns, and all the law abiding citizens are disarmed, you go right ahead. Hopefully nothing will happen to you like all the other people who have been shot and killed in gun free zones.

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  4. Sorry Gould be 1.5 out of 5 to home depot

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  5. From the 2nd Vote app “Home Depot funds YWCA, a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence” on 2nd amendment they give a Score of 5. Lowes gets a 3 they remain neutral.

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  6. What about Home Depot and REI? Does anyone know their policy? These are two stores I frequently shop.

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  7. AMC rating is absolutely correct.

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  8. Note that Cabela’s only has one “l” in its spelling.

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  9. On this page you give Walgreen’s a rating of B, yet you have them listed on your boycott page, which is it. You really need to make things consistent !

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    • Thanks for pointing that out Cliff. We’ll be sure to correct that ASAP. Sorry for the confusion. The rating needs to be changed.

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  10. So Starbucks, Chipotle, Target are Fs due to respectfully requesting customers do not carry in their stores which is pacifying MDA but not posting signs or asking anyone carrying to leave? Maybe a D but probably more a C.

    Lets not push neutral businesses that do not have anti gun corporate policies over to becoming anti gun

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  11. B of A and Wells Fargo are not listed. Both deserve an “F”

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    • I also know that Wal-Mart and Sam’s give money to Center for American Progress a liberal organization that supports stricter gun controls laws.

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  12. What about an A for Sportsman’s Warehouse the third largest gun dealer in the US? They have 48 stores in the US and deserve to be listed I think.

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  13. Is there somewhere we can find what qualifies the company for the different grade? I can understand why a place would get an A or an F, it’s the other grades that are ambiguous. I’m also curious as to why Applebee’s and Chili’s get such low grades. I carry at those places all the time.

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  14. The Buffalo Wild Wings that is located in Bloomington Indiana is now a privately owned store and one of the first things to come down was the “No Guns” sticker. This location also offers a 25% military discount as well as a 50% law enforcement discount. Does not apply to Tuesday and Thursday which is there special pricing nights for wings.

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  15. You need to update the grades. Some that you have given an A are not pro-2A.

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    • Yeah. Target and Chipotle both have an A, but they’ve asked people to not bring guns into their stores.

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      • It’s coming out today. Thanks for your patience.

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        • Your “B” grade for Sherwin Williams is definitely wrong. They are full anti with signs posted at all location.

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          • The ones where I live do not have signs up. They don’t allow employees to carry but customers can.

          • @Trey. It might be a local thing. Or they haven’t posted yet if corporate policy has changed. My “all locations” was too broad. I apologize. My local area is posted. If different than corporate, and I live in an OC state, it sure is confusing.

  16. You can include Open Carry Texas in the F-rated groups also. They’ve done more to advance gun control than Brady, Giffords, Watts, and Bloom berg combined.

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    • Don’t pretend like you support the Second Amendment when clearly you are no better than the anti’s. You either support lawful carry or you don’t, period.

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  17. You need to change Target to an F rating… no longer an A.
    http://abullseyeview.com/2014/07/target-addresses-firearms-in-stores/

    They’ve requests no firearms in their stores anymore.

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  18. You guys should add tons more places, and make it a web/phone app that has searches and view filters.

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  19. Taubman Centers have generally been gun-friendly. Today I saw an article that indicated Taubman was selling seven malls, some of which are in Michigan (where I live), to Starwood Capital. Does anyone know where Starwood stands on the Second Amendment? I don’t see them listed here, and a couple of quick Google searches didn’t bear any fruit (good or bad). Simon and GGP are clearly anti-gun, but I can’t find anything related to Starwood. Here’s an article discussing the sale: http://www.freep.com/article/20140618/BUSINESS06/306180127/Tabuman-Centers-sells-Mall-at-Partridge-Creek-Fairlane-Town-Center

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  20. I spoke with the manager at Tony’s Finer Foods grocery store this morning in Chicago. He told me the ‘No Guns’ sign is a company wide policy.

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  21. When will this list be updated? November 2013 was a while ago and new laws were enacted in January of 2014 – especially here in CO. Thanks…

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  22. My wife is a manager at Panera. Two men camein with hholstered handguns visible. Another manager asked her about it. She replied “It’s not against the (NC) law”. Nothing more was said but she was unaware of Panera’s official position.

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  23. Why does Dick’s have a C-rating after they pulled all of their semi-auto rifles & shotguns off of their shelves after Sandy Hook? They are clearly for restricting what type of guns we can/can’t own.

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  24. Any thoughts on Nouria Energy? They recently fired one of their employees who used a gun to defend himself late at night at one of their convenience stores. Here’s their press release about the incident: http://www.nouriaenergy.com/uploads/3/3/1/0/3310598/statement_10_18_final_update.pdf

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  25. Hey, let’s not leave off Domino’s Pizza — although they aren’t “eat-in,” they have a strong 30+-year record of prohibiting their drivers from arming themselves, and firing those who defend themselves anyway.

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  26. where is wallmart?

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    • Close to “B” territory, but we’ve never been able to get a statement from them. We want to make sure we have a solid understanding of their policy before we rate them.

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      • What, this isn’t enough?

        Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 1:25:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
        From: “CUSTOMER REPLIES: WM Stores & Sam’s Clubs”

        Thank you for your message. Many States have recently enacted legislation allowing individuals to carry concealed handguns after a thorough application and permitting process. One aspect of the legislation (in some states) allows property owners to post notices restricting the carrying of concealed handguns. Understandably, we’ve been asked if we will post these notices. After much consideration, the Executive Committee decided to continue with our practice as it has been for many years – we will not post notices restricting the carrying of concealed handguns by the general public. This applies to Wal-Mart Stores, Wal-Mart Supercenters, and Sam’s Clubs. However, in some instances, states, counties, or cities may have a law/ordinance that require the posting of such signs in a retail establishment that sell alcohol. In these instances we will comply with the law/ordinance and the sign will quote the law/ordinance as directed by the state, county or city. Thank you, Customer Relations

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  27. I think it’s about time to go to a text-based list.

    As the list above continues to grow, it becomes more difficult to print it out and still have the text large enough to be readable. In addition, it really would be better if more details were added: For instance, if I’m interested in “Outback Steak House,” I wouldn’t find it if I were not already aware that they are under the parent company, “Bloomin’ Brands.”

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  28. I was about to donate to the site when I noticed PayPal was accepted. Isn’t PayPal owned by Ebay which has a long history of being anti-gun? Thanks.

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    • EBay doesn’t allow the sale of guns or ammo, but they do allow the sale of gun parts and accessories, for whatever its worth.

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      • They must have changed it some. It used to be that you couldn’t sell any part that was necessary to fire the gun. I tried putting a set of choke tubes on there and they threatened to shut me down because “they were necessary to fire the gun”. I tried to explain to them that the gun could operate without chokes, but they wouldn’t have any of it. I also purchased some ammo cans off of another site that accepted PayPal. PP held the funds until they could determine whether or not there was ammo within the cans. Just cause they permit a few (very very few) gun related items doesn’t make them gun friendly.

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  29. You cannot carry at Nebraska Furniture Mart. You may want to review that rating.

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  30. Out of curiousity, how did PNC Bank get an “A” rating? They don’t allow any carry of any kind and nor do they permit employees to have firearms on property.

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  31. I would like to nominate UDF (United Dairy Farmers) for a “B” rating. Untill 2011, they had a strict no guns policy. In 2011, they began permiting carry. They do however still have strict gun policy on their employees.

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  32. Given Dick’s Sporting Goods action following Sandy Hook, I’m surprised they are not graded a “D.”

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  33. I have carried in a few of these that have an F. Even today at a JoAnn’s. You are required in my state to have a sign that is readable from ten feet away. I luckily have not seen a sign anywhere yet. And yes I am always looking. Plus I try not to give business to anti’s

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  34. I agree that A to F in one night for a polite request, is a bit much.

    I know, now you think I’m being wishy washy, but the reality is that they asked us not to bring them BUT ALSO SAID, they will not tell their baristas to ask us to leave if we do bring them.

    It is YOUR PAGE, you can grade them however you want, and I definitely agree with not only a boycott, but also calling them and sending emails. If you were to provide on your page an appropriate number to call and email address (maybe you did and I missed it, if so sorry).

    All that said, I think for the time being a D Rating would be more appropriate until after they have been given a chance to see how much money they lose by us not coming in for our celebrations of The Second Amendment, and to hear more complaining calls than they ever received from the Anti-Constitution crowd.

    Just my 2¢……as always…..

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    • http://www.2acheck.com/boycott-starbucks/

      Todd, (and everyone else) have a look at the page linked above. It should have the contact info you need.

      Starbucks has told us and their employees (see the document on the page linked above) that “weapons are not welcome.” We always carry our firearm whether open or concealed, and don’t disarm ourselves because of anti-gun policy/requests. However, we firmly believe in respecting the rights of property owners. As such, we will respect Starbucks request and not visit Starbucks armed and will instead buy our coffee at Dunkin Donuts. Call it a “boycott”, or common courtesy. The result is the same.

      This (“F”/Boycott) is our new rating for Starbucks for the immediate future. We will see how things play out and are open to reevaluating them in the future.

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  35. Really? was this made specially for starbucks? Why would they get an F when until today they have been great to open carry and still allow guns both open & concealed.. they only “requested” they be left at home.. talk about a biased report

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    • Mike,

      This ratings list had not been updated since June 18 and was in need of an update. We are biased, how? Guns are not welcome at Starbucks. It’s right there in the internal policy document. Justifiably or not, we have been pushed aside in favor of the anti-gun interests. You can choose to accept that or not, and are welcome to your own judgement of their 2A posture. Please see our response to Morgan in regard to why we changed our rating in response to their change in posture toward guns. Also see our pages dedicated to this:

      http://www.2acheck.com/boycott-starbucks/
      http://www.2acheck.com/starbucks-youve-worn-out-your-welcome/

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