Last night was rather discouraging. I spent 20 minutes or so with a local prosecutor, who was busy explaining to me that carry was prohibited in any "public place." I tried very hard to explain the difference between public building, public gathering, and "public place," but it was not well received. This was in a conservative area, heavily republican (and this guy is republican, too). I will send him a polite note over the weekend enclosing State v. Burns and maybe the AG opinion on malls. The only reason I posted this is so that readers here will realize what a terrible mess is the public gathering clause. You are not safe from arrest and prosecution for carrying in a "public place" even outside the counties you would typically suspect of being "anti-gun."