Tell Us: Does Promenade Policy Interfere with Conceal and Carry?
Gun owners object to shopping center's "Rule #13," which states "weapons including guns... may be confiscated and given to proper authorities."
A recent thread on the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association (PAFOA) Discussion Forum has members taking a closer look at the Promenade Shops of Saucon Valley's Code of Conduct.
In a message board thread on the titled "Center Valley Promenade Shops don't allow guns, but is their policy legal?" board member WolfMacabre9 wrote about the policy.
"I understand that it is private property and that they are within their rights to say no firearms, but are they legally able to confiscate my firearm? I don't plan on going there anymore because I don't like to support anti-gun supporters, it just doesn't seem legal to me though that they could confiscate a firearm."
The policy, known on the discussion board as "#13," reads, "Any weapon such as guns, knives, swords, laser pointers, and any other items that can harm the customer wil be confiscated and given to proper authorities."
The discussion thread mirrors a similar discussion about carrying concealed weapons on the Rail Trail in Hellertown and Upper Saucon earlier this summer.
A representative of the Promenade Shops confirmed that the Code of Conduct has been in place since the shopping center opened in 2006. They did not calls for comment.
Several contributors to the discussion thread confirmed that they have visited the Promenade with a concealed weapon and had no issue. A few writers commented on recent killings including the Aurora movie theater shootings and the weekend attack on a Sikh temple that left six dead as well as the shooter.
Some forum members, such as Ten*K, stated that unless they are allowed to bring concealed weapons to the Promenade, they won't be returning.
"The moral of the story: If you don't like the rules the property owner places upon entry - don't go there. Your property right to keep and bear doesn't trump his property right to manage his kingdom."
What do you think of the Promenade's Code of Conduct? How do you feel about the policy to confiscate weapons? Tell us in the comments below.