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Subject: Fw: Chappell Hill, Texas...How about them apples ???

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Chappell Hill is a small town between Houston and Brenham on Hwy 290.













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http://www.brenhambanner.com/articles/2010/08/19/news/news03.txt







Bank encourages second amendment



By ARTHUR HAHN/Managing Editor

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:59 AM CDT

CHAPPELL HILL Any would-be robbers looking to walk into the bank here had best think twice.

There's a new sign in town.

About a month ago, Chappell Hill Bank president Edward Smith looked at a sign on the front door prohibiting concealed weapons from his business and decided to make a policy change.

Licensed to carry a handgun? Come on in, and bring your weapon.

The sign, now prominently displayed on the bank's front door, says, "Lawful concealed carry permitted on these premises. Management recognizes the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as an inalienable right of all citizens. We therefore support and encourage the carrying of licensed concealed weapons."

Smith said he made the policy change to send a warning to potential robbers, and also to express support to Americans' right to bear arms.

We had the sign on the window, the red circle with the pistol inside and a line through it. And I started thinking, We've got this no gun sign up and the guy (robber) can come in and do what he wants.

But if you've got a policy allowing handguns, he won't know how many people are going to be in here carrying a concealed weapon. There may be some little old lady who's mad at the government, and she'd love to use it, he said.

The bank has been robbed twice in the last three years, including last March when a Western-attired man walked in, ordered bank employees to fill a canvas bag with money and then fled in a pickup truck. The man, who did not brandish a weapon, has not been caught.

The sign has made Chappell Hill Bank and Smith somewhat of an Internet sensation.

A photo of the sign has made its way around the world, and Smith has even been interviewed for the National Rifle Association's radio network http://www.nranews.com/. He's also been contacted by other media outlets wanting to do stories.

It's kind of gotten a life of its own, he said.

Expressions of support have far outnumbered criticism.

Smith been contacted by officials from larger banks considering to take similar action, and has received e-mails in support from across the United States and even from England, Canada and Germany.

I haven't gotten any from Chicago or California , which doesn't surprise me, Smith said with a laugh. We did get a real nice e-mail from an 88-year-old World War II veteran who said it's about time somebody stood up in this country.

The NRA has even invited him to speak at an upcoming convention, but Smith said, "I'm still deciding on that."

Smith said he's only received one negative e-mail, from an anonymous sender.

The policy change has also brought Chappell Hill Bank a handful of new customers and comments from people outside Washington County that they'd bank there if they lived here, said Smith.

I tell them that we're a full-service bank and we're on the Internet. They can bank online, he said.





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It just might be the start of a movement that will shake the politicans beliefs too the core. True Americans can only hope it spreads like wild fire. Chicago, California and New York will never understand.
 

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Good for them! Hope the idea catches on with a lot of businesses, not just banks.
 

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I know a few bussiness's that have sign "forbiding" concealed carry around here. I tend to ignore the signs and go about "whatever bussiness" I must do with them.

I have no idea what the reason for thier sign might be? I do know the reason I carry though.

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Seeing how the bad guys ignore the rules anyway, allowing law abiding citizens to carry in your place of business can only help. No doubt criminals will look for an easier target.
 
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