Cc'ing in the Mall of America

Cc'ing in the Mall of America

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    Cc'ing in the Mall of America

    I have read many other forum topics on this but would like to know what all of you thought. I am going to the Mall of America over this wkend (12/23/12) an maybe on the the return trip the wkend after. My question is should I carry in the mall? I know the rules say that the owners of rental property ( landlords) cannot keep their tennents or their guests from CC'ing or open carrying; subdivision 17 article E. but I have read on here mall security, if spotted, will kick out anyone that is carrying, even if you disregard them the police will come an escort you out. I do not, with the recent events, go into a place like that w/ out my glock. They are not in compliance with state law. Even in the Paul Bunyan Mall here in Bemidji has signs but they have no teeth to prosecute. What should I do? An what are your thoughts??
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    Carry. I do. MOA, not to mention it's parking lots are prime areas to be on high alert.


    Post Edited: I go back and forth between Texas and Minnesota.

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    Carry of course. Wear a coat and stay covered. No one will notice.
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    I always carried at the MOA (concealed only!!). I used to go to the MOA at least once per month during the three years that I lived in MN.
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    I haven't been there in years, but if I were to go now I would carry.

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    Yes, if you have your carry permit, CARRY AT THE MOA! You can (and likely will) be trespassed and asked to leave if they see it, but if you have a decent IWB rig or proper cover, you'll have no worries. You'd be fully legal. As you mentioned, Minnesota statute 624.714, subdivision 17, states that If you are asked to leave and you refuse, you can be ticketed by law enforcement for a petty misdemeanor trespassing violation - fine for first offense not to exceed $25.

    The MOA is probably the most 'urban' mall in the state, making it imperative that you bring your carry IMO. I always carry at the MOA or anywhere else I can do so legally in the state.


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    Arkhasylum, but you cannot be trespassed there as a mall rents out its property, the only people who can legally kick me out or have me trespassed are the individual stores within the mall. And this is the reason I am asking I can only be trespassed by the individual store an be escorted back out of the store but I can still be legally in the mall. Mind you I do not want to be a test case and that's the reason I'm am asking all your thoughts. What do you say now, I am real curious now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mn0341 View Post
    Arkhasylum, but you cannot be trespassed there as a mall rents out its property, the only people who can legally kick me out or have me trespassed are the individual stores within the mall. And this is the reason I am asking I can only be trespassed by the individual store an be escorted back out of the store but I can still be legally in the mall. Mind you I do not want to be a test case and that's the reason I'm am asking all your thoughts. What do you say now, I am real curious now.
    I don't know about MOA or even the state laws, but generally a property owner retains some rights even when they rent space out, plus the mall itself is their property, so I don't see why they couldn't ask you to leave it.

    Once again, I don't know their laws specifically and I've never even been there, so my thoughts may be totally off base.

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    Dear Law Abiding Gun Owner,

    If you have a license to carry than carry. As long as you are obeying law you should carry and don't be paranoid about it.

    If anyone were to get caught because someone noticed their weapon on them than you did not properly prepare their clothing to conceal.

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    I always enter through Sears because there were not signs up at those doors. I am not sure if that is still the case because I have not been in there for probably about a year. That was before I was looking at the statutes for other information and found out that in Minnesota, landlords cannot restrict carry. At the MOA, their signs are rarely in a conspicuous location anyways. IANAL, but you shouldn't have any problems with CONCEALED carry. Open carry could ruffle a few feathers, and I don't think you want to talk to the Mall Police. They are not just some security dudes, they are actual Bloomington police officers.
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    Tx expat in MN under our laws and I quote ""Private establishment" means a building, structure, or portion thereof that is owned, leased, controlled, or operated by a nongovernmental entity for a nongovernmental purpose." And with this "A landlord may not restrict the lawful carry or possession of firearms by tenants or their guests." Meaning that, only the individual stores who have leased from the MOA company could ask us to leave. Now my concern again is if my shirt happens to get caught on the grip or some freak thing happens (Murphy's law) I just want to know that if I am in the right, which I am and I get kicked out I have the law, #1, on my side. Btw this is all in Mn state statute 624.714 if any one is interested in it.
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    I understand that but the mall itself is a building located on private property, isn't it? If so, they may lease out the shop areas but they still own the "public" areas, like all the corridors that connect the shops. So I get that they cannot restrict, by law, an individual who is carrying inside of a shop but that same person is going to have to travel on their property to go from the shop entrance to the building exit or to another shop.

    I understand what you are asking and I'm sorry I can't be of any more help, but I do think they are going to have the right right to ask you to leave because even if the shops are "leased" property, that leased property is still housed within their property and you can't go from store to store without being on mall property, which is how they can ask you to leave or have you escorted out by the police.
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    OK - guys, gals, help me out here. The OP in this thread is asking about concealed carry.

    If you are carrying concealed, then nobody knows that you are carrying, yes?

    Let's be more specific: Your gun isn't showing.

    So how is this a problem?
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