This report appeared in the Grand Rapids Press yesterday, "BBB accepting complaints against retailers charging credit card fees without warning." The choice of a company to pass this fee on to customers is completely voluntary, yet the BBB and FTC both accept complaints about businesses that fail to disclose their policy - essentially forcing them to publicly disclose the policy whether they want to or not. The public's right to know about the policy - and its potential effect on them - trumps the business' right NOT to disclose it. I'm thinking this may be a way to "compel" businesses to disclose their gun free policies as well. After all, while the choice to enforce a gun free policy is completely voluntary for the business, the public's right to know about it and it's possible effect on them trumps the business' right NOT to disclose it. So here's what I propose: The next time a carrier is told that they may not carry on the premises of an organization or business entity that fails to publicly disclose their policy, contact the BBB or FTC and lodge a complaint. Argue it all you want, business owners, but the precedent is established that the public's right to know your policy and how it potentially effects them trumps your right not to disclose it. In the meantime, for you Michigan residents, I am still trying to get the following proposed bill into the hands of a state legislator who will run with it in Lansing: Disclosure is the law of the land. This doesn't require businesses to do anything that isn't already required by law. I would rather not have to deal with gun buster policies in the first place, but if companies are going to enforce such policies then they should be required to disclose that fact. If you can get behind this, then take a moment to send it to the state legislators from your district.