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Anti Gun Signage

Since the new concealed carry laws have taken effect have you guys noticed any new Anti-Gun Signage?  I see in the Fargo Foolum today that the West Acres Mall in Fargo has posted signage on all of their doors banning firearms from their premises.

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I was told in my conceal carry classes that those signs are a suggestion.  They can't legally prevent you from you carrying since it's a constitutional right.  If they catch you, the only thing they can do is ask you to leave.  The only places that are off limits are government buildings and schools.

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By banning guns, it makes the place safer. 

 

The signs comforts the public by letting them know "No chance of any foul play here, because we don't allow guns in here. You're safe in our place of business"

If you were a badminton ace, I think this would be a good bumper sticker:  "Suck my Shuttlecock" 

 

 

 

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WellArmed wrote:

By banning guns, it makes the place safer. 

 

The signs comforts the public by letting them know "No chance of any foul play here, because we don't allow guns in here. You're safe in our place of business"

It comforts the snowflakes for sure.  It makes me feel a bit nervous.

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Davis Schmidt wrote:

 

WellArmed wrote:

By banning guns, it makes the place safer. 

 

The signs comforts the public by letting them know "No chance of any foul play here, because we don't allow guns in here. You're safe in our place of business"

It comforts the snowflakes for sure.  It makes me feel a bit nervous.

 

Yep.  It comforts those that don't really think for themselves, and just have been told by their flock leader "guns are scary and mean".  

I often feel like asking the location "So, like...ummm...what is the point of the sign" just to see what their thought process is. 

 

 

If you were a badminton ace, I think this would be a good bumper sticker:  "Suck my Shuttlecock" 

 

 

 

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You would undoubtedly get some BS response like "We want our customers to feel as safe and as comfortable as possible while they are here."

When in reality what they  mean to say is "We are afraid of and/or dislike guns and we disapprove of you carrying one."

Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.

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I just called them, and a very rude women told me it was for customer safety, then pushed me over to the mall cop security which did not answer!  Mall : 701-282-2222

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I just called them, and a very rude women told me it was for customer safety, then pushed me over to the mall cop security which did not answer!  Mall : 701-282-2222

Yep, exactly what you'd expect.  Just avoid the mall.

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Nailbender is correct.  Malls or businesses do not make laws, though can make rules for their own premises. Rules for employees and customers.

BUT, they can't arrest you for having a concealed weapon in their premesis, as that is not against the law, only contrary to their own rules.    What they can do, for breaking their rules, is have you leave the premises, or if you are an employee, they can fire you.  But they can't  arrest you, or have you arrested.   Unless you refuse to leave or cause a ruckus somehow, I'd guess.

Ive always maintained that proper concealed carry should be just that! Concealed!   Ive been a multiple gun owner for over 65 years, and  can say that  many well meaning pro or neutral gun attitude persons get uncomfortable seeing someone in public with a poorly concealed firearm.   Not trying to be politically correct here, but out of sight, out of mind is best for us CWP guys.

I have no idea what rules the malls have here, and don't care much.  Ive seen occasional no weapons allowed signs, not many,  but if merchants get complaints from otherwise well meaning people after seeing poorly concealed weapons, there might be more of those signs in the future.  Conceal well and ignore those signs and don't worry about it.

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snowcat wrote:

I just called them, and a very rude women told me it was for customer safety, then pushed me over to the mall cop security which did not answer!  Mall : 701-282-2222

 

But yet....if some sh#tstain started shooting people in the mall....the mall would be be on the phone and BEGGING for police to come take the guy out....with a gun.

Wait. Nevermind.  That scenario simply could not happen.  The mall bans guns, and obviously, a person is not allowed to have a gun there.  

I wonder if they realize, that the people own guns and that abide by those signs, "No guns allowed", are the ones that are not and will not be the problem.  

Imagine tryiing to debate one of those snowflakes.  Well, the guy who called there sort of tried, and the liberal on the other end just passed him on to "security".  FYI, mall security officers are issued a whistle and a pair of rubber gloves to protect mall patrons. LOL. 

If you were a badminton ace, I think this would be a good bumper sticker:  "Suck my Shuttlecock"