One thing that needs to be added to this: The mall is a private building. It's NOT a public building. If there's a notice on the doors that says "No weapons" then the owners can indeed throw you out, no questions asked, they can call the police and press charges against you for trespassing if you do not leave when asked to do so. Same thing as the old shirt and shoes rule.
Originally Posted by howquig
Kirby did nothing wrong.
I think that remains to be seen. If he was belligerent at the mall, then he might have been belligerent in his attitude towards the law enforcement officer. That's generally a pretty bad idea. I don't know about you guys, but last time I misspoke to a cop (I was a bit drunk, and was trying to ask the officer a question) I was pinned against a wall by 250lbs of high-alert testosterone filled law enforcement officer.
Some people just shouldn't open carry. Don't be that guy
is all I have to say about it. It's not just that you are exercising a right, you are essentially representing the entire gun culture
in a high profile activity. Dress nice
, look like someone that a politician would want to shake hands with. Be smart
about how you open carry.