So I'm down visiting my wife's sick grandma in Leeds, and we wanted to get into Washington to do some quick shopping. My MIL and my wife headed into JCPenney and I followed simply because I didn't want to sit in the car.. It's like, 90* out and I don't want to melt into a puddle of cellulite. I hung around JCP for 10 or so minutes until I got bored and wandered aroun the mall. As I'm looking at sunglasses I see the mall cop, nice looking older gentlemen, in my periph and slowly approaching me. I had that feeling in my stomach, I knew what was about to go down. He approached me from my right side and calmly asked if I was an on duty LE, to which I responded 'no'. Asked if I was off duty LE, 'no'. He asked that I then retire my sidearm to my vehicle. I asked if there were signs prohibiting firearms at the entrances to the mall, to which he said no there are not - despite his suggestion to the owners of the property that they post it. We slowly walked back to my car, while having a pleasant conversation about how restricting firearms is a false sense of security, and that the property owners have it backwards. He commented that he'd prefer if everyone was armed. He told me that I was the most respectful person that he's had to send back to their vehicle to disarm, and that the last guy he escorted out caused a big scene and was not nice about it. I told him that I was respectful to him and his position on the matter because he was respectful to me from the moment he engaged conversation with me. I told him I was displeased with the circumstance but appreciated is demeanor and respect towards me.
Text message to my wife once I reached my car:
"I don't want our money spent somewhere that makes me walk back to the car to remove my firearm."
In short, OC'ing a firearm is a no-go at the Red Cliffs Mall per the "property owners request", despite that lack of signs displaying such information.