Ohio's Carter Lumber posts discriminatory signs banning CHL-holders

TEN: Another national chain removes discriminatory signs

Ohioans For Concealed Carry has learned that Carter Lumber, an Ohio-owned and operated building materials chain, has ordered its Ohio stores to post discriminatory signs banning CHL-holders.

Carter Lumber has over 240 stores in ten states. According to several store managers in Indiana and Pennsylvania, they do NOT post discriminatory signs and have not received orders to do so. Indiana has had a concealed carry law since 1935, Pennsylvania since the late 80's.

Carter Lumber's decision to discriminate against law-abiding customers offer yet another reason why Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement retailer and second largest retailer in the United States, with more than 1500 stores in the US, and sales in excess of $64 billion last year.

Carter Lumber's decision to discriminate against law-abiding customers offer yet another reason why Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse is the fastest-growing home-improvement warehouse in the county, and why it was ranked FORTUNE’s 2004 and 2003 Most Admired Specialty Retailer, and ranked number one in Business Week’s S&P 500 ranking - retailing category

Both Lowe's and Home Depot have already indicated that they will not post discriminatory signs banning law-abiding citizens with concealed handguns from their Ohio stores, citing a wealth of experience from their stores in other states which proves that legally-armed citizens pose no problems to retailers.

The next time you hear about "local" retailers whining about national discount stores putting them out of business, ask yourself if they respected their customers as little as Carter Lumber now is.

The Carter Lumber's website says they'd "love to hear any...comments you might have"! Corporate Customer service: 330.673.6100

Carter Lumber
601 Tallmadge Rd.
Kent, OH 44240

Neal Sackett is the president. 877-586-2374

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