SIGNS COME DOWN: ACE Hardware points to ''numerous'' letters from OFCC members
Yet another Ohio-based business has made the corporate decision to remove discriminatory signs banning CHL-holders from their restaurants.
Like Frisch's, MicroCenter, Home Depot, Giant Eagle, Perkins Family Restaurants, Kroger, and the Ohio Auto Dealers Association (to name a few), Handyman ACE Hardware has responded to customers' questions about why these businesses were posting signs in Ohio.
OFCC PAC Chairman Jim Irvine has received excellent news from Handyman ACE Hardware President David Grimes. In response to "numerous notes and letters from members of [OFCC]", Mr. Grimes informed Irvine that the signs were not posted with the "intention to offend anyone", and says "please be advised that we have removed these signs from our stores."
The company has made a responsible decision that is in the best interest of their customers. As OFCC's Business Education Task Force has been saying for months, there are no credible studies that show increased dangers to businesses because of concealed carry, yet many prove the benefits.
Keep up the good work - BUSINESSES ARE GETTING THE MESSAGE!
NOTE: There are other ACE hardware stores in Ohio, owned by other entities, which have not yet removed their signs. For contact information for these and other dangerous locations, visit OFCC's Do Not Patronize While Armed database.