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conceal carry in government parking lots?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by coosbaycreep, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. coosbaycreep

    coosbaycreep 9 miles South of Roseburg Active Member

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    Someone said something in the bank thread about not being able to carry in a post office parking lot. I know you can't carry in government buildings, but is it OK if you leave your gun in the glove box in the parking lot at places like the court house?
     
  2. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I posted about the Post Office carry in the other thread. From what I've read it isn't ok in the Post Office parking lot because the law, as it's written specifically states that it isn't ok to carry anywhere on the property or some similar wording.

    I haven't read anything similar about other government buildings but I haven't looked hard either.
     
  3. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    The "law" people are talking about regarding the Post Office is usually the administrative rules (for government workers and contractors). It applies to the places on that government property that is off limits to the public where those workers perform their duties. An employee is administratively prohibited from bringing firearms on the property.

    For you? Use your best judgement and/or seek legal advice from an attorney.
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'll concealed carry wherever I please, thanks.

    Concealed means concealed.
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Good luck. I took my Dad to the Social Security office about a month ago and they have an armed and uniformed guard in there. You have to check in with him before you can be seated. He was going through women's purses and he asked me if I was armed. There was no metal detector and I never saw him frisk anyone, but I was well aware that he might if he felt a "hunch" that he should.

    I also took my Dad to the VA and a couple of other places. I didn't carry.
     
  6. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    When I worked at the federal building in downtown Portland, I'd see a regular-looking guy sitting handcuffed in the lobby twice a year or so. The first time it happened, I asked the guards about it. They told me he was a CHL holder who forgot to take off his pistol before going through the metal detector, and that it happened all the time. Apparently the penalty is just a moderate fine, but I'm not sure whether they prosecute it as a violation or a misdemeanor.
     
  7. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I never want to be the legal ground breaker to fight an arrest in court. So I leave my carry weapon at home if I am headed anywhere that I feel will get me into hot water if I am armed.

    I never carry on Government property and thats just plain ole common sense, in my opinion.

    I did do a jury duty on a trial in Oregon City last year and was surprised to hear the Jury Duty monitor tell folks if they were packing a concealed weapon to get rid of it before being marched over to the court house to go through the metal detector.

    I thought that was right nice of them to do that, since we were on county property in the jury room at the time.
     
  8. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    NO that's not true. Stop saying this unless you can back it up people.

    Emphasis added by me. Unless you think "No Person" is a phrase that only means post office employees it is not legal to CC on PO property.

    I pulled this info from here.