The Mall of America has long had a policy to prohibit lawful carry of firearms by Minnesotans, including posting signs throughout the mall and removing permit holders seen to be carrying firearms.
Minnesota law, however, prohibits a landlord from interfering with the carrying of firearms under MN statute 624.714 by tenants or their guests.
The Mall of America is well aware that as landlords they cannot ban lawful carry. Carrying at the Mall of America does not violate the law, only the mall's wishes.
The current threat environment makes it unconscionable to seek to prohibit self-defense by the mall's customers.
- Bryan Strawser, Executive Director, Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee