Do “No Gun Signs” Have the Force of Law?
“NO” 624.714 Subd. 17 Code for Gun Signs in Business
(Handgunlaw.us Recommends You read 624.714 Subd. 17)
State of Minnesota in Court of Appeals A07-131 (Click Link for Full Ruling. Pg. 9 & 14)
Edina Community Lutheran Church, Respondent, Unity Church of St. Paul, Respondent, vs. State of
Even after making a reasonable request that guns not be brought onto the premises, and even if that
request complies precisely with the terms of the statute, the owner or operator of a private
establishment must also order a person who refuses to comply to leave the premises, before that
person can be prosecuted for petty misdemeanor trespass. Minn. Stat. § 624.714, subd. 17(a). In
addition, the gun possessed by the trespasser is not subject to forfeiture. Id.; cf. Minn. Stat. § 609.531,
subds. 1(b), 4 (2006) (weapons subject to forfeiture).