They're claiming "IMPD told us to do it." I've asked IMPD, and I've asked the Claddagh manager who wrote to me if she can document this, and if she'd be available for an interview.
In the meantime, don't go there; tell your friends not to go there. Use Twitter and Facebook. My goodness, we couldn't want to pollute the place with firearms, would we? No matter how peaceably carried, no matter how well-concealed.
(A reminder to visitors: in Indiana, "No Guns" signs do not have the force of law other than at government buildings, schools and TSA travel checkpoints,* where they will be matched with metal detectors and/or searches. On the other hand, if you are found to be carrying in a posted business, they can tell you to leave and you'd best comply, or be charged with trespass. It's not comfortable. Besides, why spend money with folks who don't want your kind around?)
* Dammit, "Travel Checkpoints." In America. "Papers, 'please,'" and the cold-eyed pat-down and luggage-pawing by uniformed officials was a hallmark of the bad guys, of oppression. I think it still is.
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