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Thursday, December 20, 2007

A vital lesson un-learned

Almost two weeks ago, I announced that Westroads Mall had learned (albeit tragically belatedly) the following fundamental truism:

Today, in a comment left on an earlier post, I received the disturbing news that Westroads Mall has again posted the "Defenseless Victim Zone" signs:

hecate said...

Sorry, but the "Code of Conduct" signs at Westroads are back up with the original verbiage intact. All weapons are prohibited, no exceptions for legal concealed carry or even off-duty LEO's, who are not exempt from such restrictions under Nebraska law.

Definition of insanity: doing the same unsuccessful thing over and over while expecting the outcome to be different.
In hopes that this was a misunderstanding, I held off posting this news until I could get some confirmation (it's not that I don't trust Hecate, but it's of course rather easy to get burned repeating everything one sees on the internet).

Gun rights blog Joe's Crabby Shack (coming at you live, from Omaha) provides the unfortunate confirmation.
Oh, they thought they could sneak one by us did they???

Freedom Fiends from around the metro have e-mailed me to report that Westroads has replaced their Code of Conduct signs, and the rule prohibiting CCW are still there. No exception for permit holders. No exception for off-duty LEOs.

My favorite line from an e-mail:

"According to the Westroads executives, they have sufficient security guards to keep their customers completely safe, and everything is totally under control."

How's that working out for ya?

I will try to get photographic evidence of this ass-hattery ASAP.

In the meantime, please feel free to write your local media, lawmaker or General Growth Properties to let them know this is an asshat decision made by asshats to make asshats feel warm and fuzzy while doing nothing to protect those who wish to shop at stores owned by asshats.
The mall management would apparently rather arrest the next Jeanne Assam than to have the next psychopathic scum stopped readily.

Being a slow-learner is nothing to be proud of, but it's forgivable. Being a non-learner, on the other hand, especially when the subject is the fundamental, natural right to self-defense, is worthy of the most acrid contempt.