Dear Sir or Ma'am,
I am a resident of the city of Lansing. I was recently at the Lansing Mall with 4 of my fellows, all of us were LEGALLY* openly carrying handguns, in holsters, on our hips. We stopped in to get some food at the food court.
Two of your security guards approached us and informed us the mall has a policy that doesn't allow any weapons. He also informed us this fact is posted on each of the "end" doors. We came in and left through the Barnes and Noble. We saw no such sign.
Michigan has over 250,000 concealed carry permit holders. I'd think, with a population like that, you'd hate to eliminate these potential customers -- especially in an economy like this AND where your own mall is struggling. I'm sure you know as well as I do, many of the store slots are vacant.
Also, I was curious, do you screen every customer for concealed weapons? How exactly do you enforce such a policy as, "No weapons allowed"? Do you prohibit customers who purchase baseball bats in the mall from carrying them unescorted out to their vehicles? Do you check people for pocket utility knives?
I often came to your mall as a place to have lunch during work. Now that I know your policy about "weapons", I will not be visiting anymore. I would think your mall would need every customer it could get to prevent deteriorating further into a ghost village. I will be spreading the news about your store amongst my friends and fellows. We'll be sure to stay clear of your mall and the stores in it. I'll write a few of your tenants also. I'm sure they'll be happy to know they are losing several valued customers.
I'd like to close by sharing a few example of businesses nation wide and locally that are friendly to customers open carrying in their stores:
I look forward to hearing back from you.
* See http://www.michiganopencarry.org
for more information.