I have PERSONALLY been told by a security guard in the Provo Towne Center Mall that they are private property and don't allow weapons. For the record... he asked me to leave, put my weapon in my vehicle, and then return... HE DID NOT TELL ME TO LEAVE. I did leave about 20 minutes later AFTER FINISHING MY BUSINESS and I haven't been back!
I can't speak for the Orem mall. I have OC'd there but have not be confronted by ANY persons about carrying nor have I seen any signage (that I am NOT looking for).
Again, even if posted, if they are not on the short list from the state like the secure areas of the airport it is NOT ILLEGAL to carry there.
You can be charged with trespassing if they ask you to leave and you refuse. This is NOT A WEAPONS CHARGE. It is a defense to the charge that your conduct did NOT substantially interfere with the owners used of their property in a location open to the public..... see 4a & b below
Link to Utah Trespassing law to follow... Tried to make it a hotlink but I don't know how!
(1) As used in this section, "enter" means intrusion of the entire body.
(2) A person is guilty of criminal trespass if, under circumstances not amounting to burglary as defined in Section 76-6-202, 76-6-203, or 76-6-204 or a violation of Section 76-10-2402 regarding commercial terrorism:
(a) he enters or remains unlawfully on property and:
(i) intends to cause annoyance or injury to any person or damage to any property, including the use of graffiti as defined in Section 76-6-107;
(ii) intends to commit any crime, other than theft or a felony; or
(iii) is reckless as to whether his presence will cause fear for the safety of another;
(b) knowing his entry or presence is unlawful, he enters or remains on property as to which notice against entering is given by:
(i) personal communication to the actor by the owner or someone with apparent authority to act for the owner;
(ii) fencing or other enclosure obviously designed to exclude intruders; or
(iii) posting of signs reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders; or
(c) he enters a condominium unit in violation of Subsection 57-8-7(7).
(3) (a) A violation of Subsection (2)(a) or (b) is a class B misdemeanor unless it was committed in a dwelling, in which event it is a class A misdemeanor.
(b) A violation of Subsection (2)(c) is an infraction.
(4) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that:
(a) the property was open to the public when the actor entered or remained; and
(b) the actor's conduct did not substantially interfere with the owner's use of the property.
Amended by Chapter 210, 2006 General Session