It is legal in Missouri to open carry guns in certain public buildings. The business must ask the person to leave if it doesn't want the person with the gun on the premises. Walmart violated the man's legal rights.I'm not appealing to anybody - just telling you why prosecutors have charged him with making a terrorist threat. Intentionally creating public panic is not legal, even in a state with loose gun laws.
This brain-dead gun fan entered a Walmart carrying multiple firearms and 100 rounds, wearing body armor, and filming himself - days after another person shot 50 people in another Walmart. If he was trying to come off like a terrorist about to commit some horrific act, it worked.
Store management absolutely did the right thing by evacuating the store. What were they supposed to do - wait to find out what his intentions were? "Excuse me sir, are you here to buy baby food, or are you about to open fire?"
He's facing a possible 4 years behind bars for his stunt.
Here's the prosecutor's statement:
DMITRIY N. ANDREYCHENKO
"Missouri gun laws are a bit confusing on “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. However, according to the law, you only commit an offense if you refuse to leave the property after being asked to do so, or repeat the offense in a set period of time."
Missouri Gun Laws | GunsToCarry Guide