NavyLT wrote:I would think this has a lot to do with who is asking you to take your weapon outside of the business. If it is the owner or a manager, then you should do as requested else you open yourself up to possible trespassing charges. If it is an employee, then you might wish to consider asking to speak with the manager or owner to clarify the situation.I posed this question down in one of the states' forums, but I would like to bring it up here to get everyone's thoughts.
You're in a store, interacting with a customer service person behind the counter. They ask you to please return without your firearm because it is causing them to be afraid. You are with your family and you all have stuff to get done that day and you really need to get this task at customer service accomplished. Do you take your gun to the car and leave it there so you can go back inside and finish your business?
If we truly believe that we are carrying our guns openly for self defense, at what point do we give up our chosen means of self defense for convenience, for consideration of another's irrational fears, or so we can later contact the corporate office and be the good guy and have points on our side because we were considerate to that corporation's empoylee's fear of our holstered firearm?
Just remember, you are on someone else's property and therefore their property rights trump your rights protected under the Second Amendment.