I was able to meet with Brian the General Manager of Macomb Mall today. I informed him of what happened last night as I mentioned in my original post. Brian stated that they did not allow ANY forms of lawful carry in the mall. His reason was that they did not want anyone to quote " go nuts and start shooting up the place ". He and I then walked to one of the side entrances of the mall which very few use and pointed to a sign 20' off to the side of the doors which is not visible when entering. The sign stated unacceptable shopping behavior not allowed in the mall. Down towards the bottom of the list in small print was "Possession of firearms even if lawfully carried, except for law enforcement". He also stated that signs like this will be placed at all entrances but will be kept off to the sides because it visually doesn't look right being placed on the doors. I asked if he honestly thought a criminal who was intent on breaking the law would care what the sign read. I also asked if he realized that by posting those rules the only people he would be keeping out is myself as well as many other law abiding citizens. He answered by saying personally he agrees with me but "policy is policy". I asked if he would be willing to arrange a meeting with his corporate supervisors to discuss further the impact this has on mall businesses, and patrons. He said that was not a possible. WE also spoke about the security guard and his behavior of impersonating a police officer and asking me to commit a felony. He apologized for his employees behavior and said that it will be addressed. Upon realizing that their was nothing further that would persuade him to allow for further discussion of the issue I thanked him for his time, shook his hand, and politely informed I will no longer be shopping at his mall, and that I will be informing others of the mall's policy and asking for everyone's support in shopping elsewhere. He thanked me for bringing my concerns to him and once again stated personally he understands my position. My only hope is those of you reading this will take the time to call or write Brain at Macomb Mall and the other businesses that due to the mall's policies we will spend our money elsewhere. This is our only way of getting our message out. Big business listens to one thing and one thing only, the dollar and those who spend it. Here is the malls web address which has a contact section to email management, their phone number and mailing address.
32233 South Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI 48066-1127