Thinking a little bit about the controversy surrounding the D.C. Gun Ban and the political and legal firestorm it has produced, I have been wondering about the following hypotehtical:
If someone has a concealed-carry permit, does that person have the right to surreptitiously bear arms on the private property of another (i.e. a ranch, home, private nightclub, or business building, etc.) who bans firearms on his property? Also, does a property owner have the right to conduct a physical search of someone on his or her property for concealed weapons?I ask these questions because I'm just not sure of the legality of the issue. I know that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives a person the constitutional right to bear arms, but I know that there are limits to such a right, as there are to any rights. Just how far does the right to bear arms go and how does it match up against the rights of individual property owners to limit those rights in the exercise of their own rights?