Utah CFP: Can I cc into a movie theater?

Utah CFP: Can I cc into a movie theater?

This is a discussion on Utah CFP: Can I cc into a movie theater? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So my cfp instructor told us in January 2013 that Utah legislature added movie theaters to the list of restricted areas. I know you may ...

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    Utah CFP: Can I cc into a movie theater?

    So my cfp instructor told us in January 2013 that Utah legislature added movie theaters to the list of restricted areas. I know you may not be a lawyer, but I'm asking for your input/knowledge/experience in this area. I've read the statutes, googled search, checked USconcealedcarry and handgunlaws.us. I have found nothing, nada, zip related to this. I'm not asking if I can carry into businesses that post gun-buster signs; I am asking if in Utah movie theaters are considered restricted areas in the same ways that airports, federal bldgs., houses of worship, and private residences that inform people. Thanks.


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    Do signs hold the weight of the law in Utah? I carry in Mo movie theaters and they have a tiny little sign in the door saying no firearms. By tiny, I mean face one inch from the glass and I'm still squinting, that kind of tiny. certainly would not be a legal sign even if signs held weight. Ask yourself, while your watching a movie, if someone runs in wearing tac gear and starts shooting, DO YOU want to be defenseless?

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    No, in Utah, signs do not carry the weight of law: That is, except in restricted areas, one carry cc into an establishment that has a gun-buster sign, but if asked to leave, must. If one refuses to leave, trespassing charges will be applied (that's not the right word, but you know what I mean).

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    A quick search shows no evidence that this movie theater things is true, which leads me to doubt that it is.
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    I'm thinking my cfp instructor must have been full of hooey because I could NO info on this.

    Here's the sign outside of the theater



    Even after reading the noted codes, I couldn't find anything that referred to movie theaters as restricted no cc zones.

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    I only know of federal buildings and LDS churches. The Utah legislature is so pro-gun that they wouldn't just add that to make people feel better.
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    ...http://le.utah.gov/code/TITLE53/53.pdf

    ...go to Sec 53-5-710 for info on forbidden places

    ...that sign means no weapons EXCEPT for as allowed by the Concealed Carry Act of Utah...

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    Thanks for posting that, Snub. It seemed rather odd to me. I felt within my rights to cc at the theater. The sign I posted is different from the one I saw there a few months ago. There were also gun-buster signs posted on the ushers' stands. Those were gone as well. I wonder if those signs were illegal, hurt business, or both.

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