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Posted: 4/30/2001 7:17:13 AM EST
Does anyone know of any cases where citizens with CCW permits but who were denied the right to carry, such as in a business, when a crime happend and they got hurt, have sued the business?  If so what was the outcome of the case?
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 8:21:14 AM EST
[#1]
The most famous one is Suzanne or Susanna Gratias-Hupp, her parents were killed in the killeen lubys massaccre and she was not allowed to carry her weapon because of a sign on the door. she's a texas lagislator now and makes laws about this kind of stuff.
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 9:25:36 AM EST
[#2]
Maybe twenty years ago, thw wife of one of the guys in my bullseye league (Utica NY) wanted to get a permit so she could shoot with us.  The local CoP refused her a permit on the grounds that "wimmim shouldn't be messin' with guns".  They threatened for a while, finally got a lawyer & filed suit.  She got her permit on the day the suit was filed.  NY (not NYC) has fairly specific criteria for refusing a permit.  

AFAIK she is still shooting with the league.

Norm
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 9:44:23 AM EST
[#3]
Probably not. Most CCW statutes allow entities to restrict CCW on their own property (some say you are trespassing if you ignore them). I have no duty to allow a person to bring a lawfully possessed firearm on my property (whether or not I would let them is irrelevant). I wouldn't think a business would either.
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 10:56:36 AM EST
[#4]
I've heard of a couple of suits that were or have been filed but I haven't heard anything beyond that.

My work place is creating a policy on weapons and is considering banning all weapons even if you have a CCW permit.  I'm trying to come up with a good argument against that.

I've heard people say that if the company doesn't allow it, then they are responsible for your safety.  But other than people talking about it, I have no proof if that is true or not.  Anybody know?
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 11:01:36 AM EST
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