USCCA and carrying in a store that prohibits guns

Help me understand. It seems USCCA has more exclusions added over the years.

Is it my understanding that USCCA can deny you since you carried in a private entity that had the no gun sign up? Theater another example.

Help me on this. Others want to know. Thanks.


By the way, I am referencing using a firearm in a legit self defense situation say in a privately owned store with the no gun sign.


It depends on if the sign has the force of law in that jurisdiction. Even if it does, it would not necessarily be an exclusion per se. I would call USCCA directly and ask them about it. Have a nice evening


I am talking about Illinois.


Call 1-800-674-9779… 24-7-365 Friendly service and answers. :+1:

P.S. Then let us know what you find out. :slightly_smiling_face:


Incorrect. That is not an exclusion.

In fact, carrying a firearm where it is illegal under state law isn’t even itself an exclusion

There is an exclusion for use or possession of a firearm or weapon in violation of federal law., however.


Absolutely correct. The only exclusion is using a weapon that you are not allowed to posses/use under Federal law (illegal machine gun or a hand grenade as examples), all legal weapons and ALL places in ALL 50 states and territories you are covered for lawful self defense which is a different and separate charge from unlawful possession which is a BS state/county/town charge that usually gets thrown out or at least separated from you SD case on day one if your attorney is any good.

In any case to “break” a law in a criminal manner requires intent and even in NC which DOES recognize the right of an owner/manager to restrict carry by signage in places under their control the mere mention of “I didn’t see the sign” is enough to throw out any hint of a charge.


Good question.


In Oklahoma I believe the signs have no legal ramifications. If an owner of a private business asks you leave and you don’t then you could be arrested for trespass.


Costco (Albuquerque, NM) 2023
One female employee made a stink about me carrying in the store
when I was in Uniform (just going to get Lunch)‘Arm’s flapping! LOUD
made a huge spectacle of herself…‘managers’ came a runnin’ like the place was on fire.
She babbled her case, they turned to me and asked me to leave.
I calmly pointed out where is their ‘NO Gun’ policy?
‘Where are your No Gun’s allowed’ signage?..CRICKET’s dumbfounded looks.
I also said ‘how many Members right now are carrying?’ 'Are they all ILLEGAL or
should they all be banned too? Do you not like WHITE people?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? I was 'snotty at that point, Yes I threw in the race card!
and I was really pissed off! they ‘Allowed’ me to get lunch but I opted to leave anyway.
Keep your Chicken Bake you Poooooooooooooooosie’s I told them
This is getting out of control folks.
Socialism is the New Normal and I don’t like it one bit.
Illegal/Criminal’s can be Peace Officer’s
‘No Knock’ Policy’s can be implemented by the Alphabets
No ‘WHITE’ Politicians at Christmas Parties… Happy Kwanza you racist Bast**d’s
and now a ‘Cleric’ in Michigan…a Michigan Cleric…words fail…Calls for ‘Jihad’ against American’s
And this is OK?
A post is pending but here’s the website

Our Founding father’s must be LIVID!
Our Greatest Generation must be FURIOUS!
This administration is ILLEGAL and Corrupt as PHUCK!

Where We Go 1 We Go All
No step on Snek



It’s in the membership agreement.

Apparently, they’re ignorant of their own policies.

Also also, if the employees/manager ask you to leave, they don’t have to cite a policy, they can ask you to leave. They reserve the right to refuse service. Not leaving when asked is a good way to catch a trespass charge.

[I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice]