Czechnology wrote:Yes, of course, but the simple act of carrying on private property when they do not allow it is not itself illegal. Refusing to leave when they ask for ANY reason is trespassing and thus illegal, guns have nothing to do with that. Company Policies=/laws.
ETA: To clarify, so nobody finds a way to get huffy about this: Violating a policy enacted by a private property owner is not itself against the law. Carrying in a business that has a clearly posted sign barring said activity is not a violation of any city/state/county/local/federal law. Similarly you cannot be arrested for walking into a K-Mart without shoes or a shirt on, nor is ignoring a stop/parking sign on someone's driveway. You will merely be asked to leave. Ignoring that request IS illegal and will get you charged with Trespassing.
Right right, I'm tracking what you're saying. Yes, in some locations that is the case. In my state (and I would assume others) it is actually illegal to carry where signs are posted prohibiting it. NC GS 14‑415.11, which states:
The sheriff shall issue a permit to carry a concealed handgun to a person who qualifies for a permit under G.S. 14‑415.12. The permit shall be valid throughout the State for a period of five years from the date of issuance.(c) Except as provided in G.S. 14‑415.27, a permit does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun in any of the following:
(1) Areas prohibited by G.S. 14‑269.2, 14‑269.3, and 14‑277.2.
(2) Areas prohibited by G.S. 14‑269.4, except as allowed under G.S. 14‑269.4(6).
(3) In an area prohibited by rule adopted under G.S. 120‑32.1.
(4) In any area prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 922 or any other federal law.
(5) In a law enforcement or correctional facility.
(6) In a building housing only State or federal offices.
(7) In an office of the State or federal government that is not located in a building exclusively occupied by the State or federal government.(8) On any private premises where notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises.
Violation of the terms of this statute would constitute a misdemeanor:
§ 14‑415.21. Violations of this Article punishable as an infraction.
(a) A person who has been issued a valid permit who is found to be carrying a concealed handgun without the permit in the person's possession or who fails to disclose to any law enforcement officer that the person holds a valid permit and is carrying a concealed handgun, as required by G.S. 14‑415.11, shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be punished in accordance with G.S. 14‑3.1. In lieu of paying a fine the person may surrender the permit.
(b) A person who violates the provisions of this Article other than as set forth in subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. (1995, c. 398, s. 1; 2011‑268, s. 21(a).)http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Statutes ... apter=0014