Sorry, but I did read all the answers
Below is the very first answer. What is difficult to understand about the first two sentences?
Stores are private businesses. You can be asked to leave for most any reason so long as it is not due to discrimination based on race, sex, religion, etc. Your constitutional rights protect you against the government. They do not apply to interactions between citizens. Stores have the absolute ability to ban guns from their premises, though if they do this it is best to post a sign.
A store might be privately owned, but it’s not a _private club_. It begs the question - maybe they just rent the space? In any case that is a place of public accomodation, i.e. Open to the public. Further, the clerk was an employee, not the property owner. It’s not his call.
He was fired, as he deserved and so amply demonstrated. The guy is obviously unwell, and obviously should never have been hired in the first place.
I am a “protected class” insofar that I am an American, were it me that clerk would be picking his teeth up like Chiclets off the floor. It’s way, way past time to stop the nonsense.
Democrats & Liberals have divided everybody up into groups and tribalized everything. “Equality under the law” has been turned on its head, all roads lead to “Hate Whitey”, even by nominally white guys.
That’s a pretty neat trick ya hafta admit!
Every answer given by the 7 attorneys was in the reference to the question of whether a person can be asked to leave a store while open carrying a weapon. Their answers were a definitive “yes” based on the circumstances presented.
We agree stores ARE private property, but there is another issue at play here. The Trump supporter told the clerk he wouldn’t call the police or corporate about the assault if the clerk would just sell him the vape he was seeking for his wife. The clerk walked over to the shelves and started looking for the product, even asking the Trumper where it was. At that point, the clerk had entered into a “contract” position with the guy and I believe, was now obligated to make the sale.
I don’t believe, after that action, he can refuse service to the guy. But I’ll let the lawyers address this one.