It was suggested in the past that, if I got a response, it would be corporate boilerplate; they were right:
Possession of any weapon at our malls,
whether concealed or displayed openly, is in violation of mall policy.
This policy is intended first and foremost to maintain a safe, secure
and comfortable environment at our malls, which has always been our top
priority, and to avoid any situation that could potentially place at risk
the safety of our shoppers and employees.
With rare exception, our malls are private property, and like virtually
every other facility in the community that is accessible by the public,
ownership/management has the right to prohibit the possession of weapons,
both displayed or concealed, other than licensed weapons carried by law
We recognize that everyone does not endorse such a policy. However,
it is the one our company embraces and enforces at each of our properties
and which we believe is in the best interest of those who work and visit
Thanks for your inquiry.
"We don't trust people like you to carry, it's not safe, so leave them at home or stay out."
My first thought, among others, is "So you plan on protecting everyone in the parking lot? Or are you going to post "If attacked or robbed in our parking lot, you're on your own" signs to make sure everyone understands you'd rather have them robbed/beaten/whatever than have them protect themselves?"
So I'm giving it some thought on how to reply. Suggestions?