Today, the wife and I went out to visit her mom who is in prison. I know that here in Washington State, I am allowed to carry into a public building up to a certain point(the restricted area). At the point, I have to check my firearms with someone and it gets locked up and held for safe keeping. I ask the officer checking us in where I can check my gun in at and she tells me that they are not allowed on the grounds at all. She told me that I had to put it in my truck and move my truck out of the parking lot and park it on the side of the road. Since we were already running late, and did not want to cause any problems, I did take it out and moved the truck to the road. On the way in to our visit, I was talking to a guard about it and I asked him if he could show me the RCW where it says that firearms cannot be on the ground at all. He said he would have his supervisor look it up and get back to me. As we are checking out, he tells me the RCW number and shows me a sign with the RCW's on the and says that that is the wording that shows I can't bring it it. I showed him the RCW I was reading that shows I can bring it in, and he said I was wrong. The RCW I am following is this. Section 1, subsection a> RCW 9.41.300: Weapons prohibited in certain places The one they are going by is this> RCW 9A.76.140: Introducing contraband in the first degree. Am I missing something here?? I wasn't trying to sneak a gun into prison, so how does his RCW apply to me? I walked in, went straight to the guard and asked where to check it in at. I very obviously wasn't trying to do anything wrong. Anyone got any advice or know much about this? Am I in the right or wrong?? I want to do what's right here and not cause problems, but I am not willing to back down on this or be bullied cause I chose to exercise my right to carry. Sorry for the long post. Just wanted to get all the details out and rant a little. This rubbed me the wrong way today.