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    Let's say there is a Private business that has a Concealed Weapons Pohibited sign in the window. Then I go in anyway, possibly not seeing the sign OR switching my carry to OC. And let's say that while in the business I have an encounter whereI have to use my weapon OR a manager sees my weapon.

    My question is: How much legal weight does this sign carry in a private business? If anyone has any KRS on this please post.

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    Let's say there is a Private business that has a Concealed Weapons Pohibited sign in the window. Then I go in anyway, possibly not seeing the sign OR switching my carry to OC. And let's say that while in the business I have an encounter whereI have to use my weapon OR a manager sees my weapon.

    My question is: How much legal weight does this sign carry in a private business? If anyone has any KRS on this please post.

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    None. There is no criminality attached to being in a posted place. The only thing associated is criminal trespass and it has to take place in front of the police or the owner must file the charge of criminal trespass himself. So, if you are asked to leave and refuse, while the police observe, you can be arrested for criminal trespass. If asked to leave and refuse without police observation, the owner/manager can file a complaint on there ownbehalf.
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    SO...if asked to leave a posted place, and I leave, then no charges can be filed?

    If this is correct, what purpose and/or good does it do for the private business owner to post?

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    8th ID wrote:
    SO...if asked to leave a posted place, and I leave, then no charges can be filed?

    If this is correct, what purpose and/or good does it do for the private business owner to post?
    Exactly
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    hotrod wrote:
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    SO...if asked to leave a posted place, and I leave, then no charges can be filed?

    If this is correct, what purpose and/or good does it do for the private business owner to post?
    Exactly
    Now,I FINALLY understand the purpose of these signs:

    1. It gives the illusion to the masses that no one in this business has a gun, come on in, it's 'safe'...

    2. It tells the criminal that no one in this business has a gun, come on in, FREE MONEY...

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    I would be willing to bet that most business owners don't even know the laws that apply to the signs they post. Some probablyactually think that it stops people from entering with guns.

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    mellio wrote:
    I would be willing to bet that most business owners don't even know the laws that apply to the signs they post. Some probablyactually think that it stops people from entering with guns.
    I agree. I think the business owner has no clue. They just see this sign and believe it's backed up with some law. Like the sign is some kind of force field that repels guns, and all those CRAZY people with guns...:what:

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    The signs are posted for CC.....

    All entry doors clearly marked with the following, "THE POSSESSION OF CONCEALED WEAPONS, EVEN WITH PROPER PERMIT, IS HEREBY PROHIBITED IN THIS AREA".

    You will notice that the posting above mentions only "CONCEALED WEAPONS". A
    handgun worn on the outside of your clothing would not be in violation
    of this.

    However you certainly realize that the spirit of the law in this case would be violated
    This act may cause "public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm" however which would fall under Disorderly Conduct KRS525.060.

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    Started a similar thread early this month. Check it out " Open Carry where Concealed Carry Prohibited" on page 2

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    To Gutshot: True, a business owner can't search you. But I wonder about a couple scenarios: 1.) If I were to be CC'ing in a posted business and I had to use my weapon. 2.) If I were CC'ing in a posted business and a customer called in man with a gun.

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    This one definitely carries weight. If you see it, do NOT carry in there, even if it's just an adult education building.




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    Some businesses (that are based in Ohio) with northern Kentucky locations, sport 'No Guns' sign that say things like "Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code..."

    Makes me laugh out loud, quoting the ORC in the wrong STATE!

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    hotrod wrote:
    8th ID wrote:
    SO...if asked to leave a posted place, and I leave, then no charges can be filed?

    If this is correct, what purpose and/or good does it do for the private business owner to post?
    Exactly
    The inadvertent purpose is to tell criminals that noone inside is armed, and that it is OK to come in and hold up the place without much resistance.

    The sign might as well say "Attention criminals: Noone inside this building is armed for defensive purposes."


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    8th ID wrote:
    hotrod wrote:
    8th ID wrote:
    SO...if asked to leave a posted place, and I leave, then no charges can be filed?

    If this is correct, what purpose and/or good does it do for the private business owner to post?
    Exactly
    Now,I FINALLY understand the purpose of these signs:

    1. It gives the illusion to the masses that no one in this business has a gun, come on in, it's 'safe'...

    2. It tells the criminal that no one in this business has a gun, come on in, FREE MONEY...
    Statesman-EXACTLY!

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    chris in va wrote:
    This one definitely carries weight. If you see it, do NOT carry in there, even if it's just an adult education building.


    +1000 CHRIS. In the OP I was just questioning private businesses.

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    Brian D. wrote:
    Some businesses (that are based in Ohio) with northern Kentucky locations, sport 'No Guns' sign that say things like "Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code..."

    Makes me laugh out loud, quoting the ORC in the wrong STATE!
    LOL, the first time I saw a valid Texas 30.06 notice, was on the Arkansas side of State Line Avenue in Texarkana.

    It was valid, because Arkansas (at that time) didn't require specific signage, but it was funny because it quoted Texas law.

    FYI, it was at the offices of ARKLA, the natural gas company.


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    I saw another interesting one today. The usual Beretta with line through it, "No firearms allowed per city ordinance". Looked like something they ordered off the internet.

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    chris in va wrote:
    I saw another interesting one today. The usual Beretta with line through it, "No firearms allowed per city ordinance". Looked like something they ordered off the internet.
    Where was it posted?

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    It was at a lawyers office downtown Louisville. The sign was on the door leading into the complex.

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    chris in va wrote:
    It was at a lawyers office downtown Louisville. The sign was on the door leading into the complex.
    So, in short, that law office wasdealing with passerby usinga disingenuous (to be kind)sign, since statewide preemption of local gun laws is a fact of life in Kentucky...

    Makes you wonder how that legal firm treats clients, doesn't it?

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