Thats a good question I always left it in the car because all the stories I heard even when not posted security would ask you to put it back in your car . Remember its private property. Some of them wont mind if you carry concealed which I just got so I believe I can carry now at some malls without a problem. Im glad I got it for situations just like this. Plus I dont have to unholster in the carry. If you dont have your NCCHP you should get it. Its worth it .