A recent topic thread on the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association (PAFOA) Discussion Forum has members taking a closer look at the Code of Conduct.
In a message board thread titled "Center Valley Promenade Shops don't allow guns, but is their policy legal?" board member WolfMacabre9 wrote:
"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 on the in Hellertown that took place earlier this summer.
A representative of the Promenade Shops, which is in Upper Saucon Township, confirmed that the Code of Conduct has been in place since the outdoor "lifestyle center" opened in 2006. They did not return calls for comment.
Several contributors to the discussion thread confirmed that they have visited the Promenade Shops with a concealed weapon and had no issue.
A few writers also commented on recent mass shootings, including the and the in Wisconsin that left six people dead.
Some forum members, such as Ten*K, said that if they aren't allowed to bring concealed weapons to the Promenade Shops, 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 Shops' Code of Conduct? How do you feel about the policy to confiscate weapons? Tell us in the comments below.