This is a discussion on Do you support a businesses right to ban guns(Poll added) within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ccw9mm We can bear arms. But the right to do that coexists with the right of property owners to control access to ...
I answered the initial post quite a while back with the simple answer of no. Despite over 100 posts of protestations and assertions of property rights, my position has not changed. I will NOT put your property rights above my rights, period, especially when it comes to businesses open to the public which I do not view the same as your residence. All of the foot stomping and demanding has not and is not going to change my mind on this. If you are going to choose to ignore my rights, by posting, I am going to choose to ignore your rights too.
Like another poster, I am also surprised at the number of folks who say that they support the business side. I really wonder if these individuals really feel this way or if they are just saying that because they view it as being the socially acceptable response, or even if they view themselves as being an honest and respectful person and are actually answering a different question. In other words, I wonder if this question is much like when people are asked if they attend church regularly. In the USA, when people are asked this question, about 60% of the respondents say yes they do attend church regularly whereas in Europe about 20% say that they attend regularly. When the actual attendance is measured, however, it is found that in both the USA and in Europe that about 20% of the population attends church regularly. One key theory for the discrepency is that people are answering a different question, that of are you the sort of person who believes you should attend church regularly, even though this isn't what they were being asked. I am willing to bet that the 'business rights' question is much the same.
If we start enforcing the 2nd Amendment upon private property, then the 1st Amendment will be next. That means you MUST allow Skinheads and Satanists to hold a protest on your front lawn and in your kitchen.
let's not go down this road, k?
Then quit trying to force "property rights" down peoples throats. It is NOT a winner plan and it WILL backfire on you in ways that nobody can foresee. Quite honestly, Pythius, your property mantra is about the only thing I have seen you post since you've come here.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
I support private property rights. Private citizens may require whatever they believe appropriate.
Government entities have no such privilege however as they are owned by myself and other citizens.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
In many places, guns are more about crime than recreation & self-defense. That's why most folks who are anti-gun in the USA, are this way.
As for it being about being cowardly, insecure, and afraid of aggression and strength, that's just self-serving crap.
I don't think there is a global answer to this question.
I would normally support someones right to restrict something from their place of business (i.e., no shirt, or no shoes, etc) but if it is something very personal to me and I am the only one with knowledge of it the only time they would have awareness would be if I exposed it.
It would be like saying you cannot enter this business if you are wearing green underwear. Only if I exposed my green underwear would it even be known. That would only happen (exposing my green underwear) under dire circumstances.
If there was a bad guy that failed to follow the rules and carried a gun onto the premises and did or attempted harm to me then I would hold the business responsible since they removed my ability for maintaining my own safety and security.
Yoda, I am, yes.
It doesn't matter if I support it or not. A business has the right to not allow firearms on their property.
Exactly the same way if you owned a restaurant and didn't want bare feet or shirtless patrons sitting down to eat in your establishment.
Or you owned a pharmacy and do not want customers bringing their dogs into your business.
It no different.
Even if the State law said that dogs COULD legally be allowed into pharmacies...that should not make any difference to you if you did not want people bringing dogs into YOUR pharmacy.
If the gun policy of a particular business bothers you...the answer is to not patronize that business with your money.
Some other smart business person "out there" WILL want your business and your dollars and will not have signs posted. Go there.
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Here in Oregon private business owners have the right to deny entry or service to anyone as they see fit. That means that if they elect not to have guns on the premises, it is their right to do so. There is no state law about this. It is private property law.
If someone is caught with a gun, they the store owner has the right to tell them to leave immediately. If the gun bearer doesn't leave when asked, then it becomes a police matter of criminal trespass. While that is a misdemeanor here, it will still cost you a citation and you will lose your CHL for sure.
It is much easier to simply walk away and spend your money someplace else.
It doesn't make any sense to get all huffy over some business owner's decision to ban guns. Spend your money in places that don't mind if you carry or not.