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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:23 AM

Chappell Hill bank welcomes concealed handguns (first in the nation)

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CHAPPELL HILL, Texas -- With a population of just 350 people, what Chappell Hill lacks in size -- it more than makes up for in flair.

“You never know who’s sitting in this bank,” said Ed Smith, president of the Chappell Hill Bank. “If you’re coming in to rob it, I think you’re going to be in a world of hurt.”

That’s because the person standing next to you could be packing heat. You see, the Chappell Hill Bank is the first in the nation that actually welcomes legally concealed handguns.

“We’ve been robbed five times,” said Smith, “All of them by Yankees.”

More at http://www.khou.com/news/Chappell-Hill-bank-welcomes-concealed-handguns-187399451.html

Chappell Hill is eleven miles away from my home in Brenham.

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Reply Chappell Hill bank welcomes concealed handguns (first in the nation) (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2013 OP
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #1
Javaman Jan 2013 #2
Hangingon Jan 2013 #3
Javaman Jan 2013 #4
Hangingon Jan 2013 #5
sonias Jan 2013 #9
Walk away Jan 2013 #6
TexasTowelie Jan 2013 #7
Walk away Jan 2013 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:41 AM

1. Returning To The Wild West - A Sad Place That Texas Has Become

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:58 AM

2. What could go wrong?

Introducing the new Chappell Hill express hold up window!

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:53 AM

3. Probably not too much.

Under the older strict concealed license rules, carrying large deposits of money was usually sufficient for a license. Guns have been in banks for decades.

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:21 AM

4. Yes, by security guards.

good lord.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:27 PM

5. No. By ordinary people visiting the bank to make deposits.

Local shop people. We have had CHLs for years and carried weapons because we have large sums of cash.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:56 PM

9. +100

Oh this is going to be rich.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:12 PM

6. It's just amazing to me that some "Yankies" robbed this bank 5 times.

Considering it is a bank in a town of 350 people, the same guy must have had to come back five times to get enough money to make it worth his while.

Are they really saying that five separate people from the North East of the US traveled all the way to Texas to rob some little bank in the boonies? And they are the only ones to rob that bank? I live in a town of 7,000 and our bank has never been robbed in 20 years and no one has a gun.

What Chappell Hill lacks in size it makes up for in almost supernatural bad luck! I would be loath to trust them with a bank full of guns. They don't seem to have the fates on their side!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:59 AM

7. Meanwhile, I would be loath to trust them with a bank full of gin.

BTW, the people in Chappell Hill consider anyone from north of College Station to be a Yankee. Some dim bulbs burn there.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:31 PM

8. Thank god you explained this to me. I kept imagining A Rod serial robbing....

the Chappell Bank!
Look...I live in NJ so I am familiar with oddities. That's our middle name "New Oddities Jersey". But Chappell Hill sound special (as in ed or olympics).

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