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    Did the Law change for the BMV?

    So tuesday morning I needed to go the the BMV to replace a lost registration for my motorcycle. I am open carrying like I do everwhere. While standing in line waiting for the branch to open up another patron and myself started talking about seeing the security guard walk in and I commented I have my own protection. The doors to the branch are mirrored on the outside so you cant see inside at all. As soon as I walk in the rent a cop points me out and needs to talk.
    SG: Are you a LEO?
    Me: No
    SG: You cant carry your firearm inside!
    ME: Umm yeah I can its not a Federal building or a State building with a courtroom in it.
    SG: No they changed the law and its a felony if you dont put it in your car!
    ME: Really? I think your wrong. (I went ahead and put it in my truck I had **** to do and didnt want to be there all day)

    So after I went to my truck and put my gun up I went back inside and did my business. When I got down I waved him over to have a chat.

    ME: Is this a Federal Building?
    SG: No
    Me: Is this a state building?
    SG: Yes
    ME: Does it have a courtroom?
    SG: No (I could tell he was getting annoyed)
    Me: Then by law I can carry in this building.
    SG: No they changed the law and you cant carry in here.
    ME: When
    SG: This year they changed it. Its not in the handgun law section its in another section.
    Me: So its not in the handgun law section how are they going to enforce it?
    SG: I dont know I had to read and sign a paper on it to work here.

    We talked some more but nothing really important after that. After talking with a co-worker (ATM) if they changed it this year then it would not go into effect until July 1st. I think this guy was full of **** or was on a little power trip.
    Does anyone know if it did in fact change?

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    It hasn't changed.

    It's legal to carry in BMV.

    I can't say I'm 100% certain, but I'm pretty sure when I got my license renewed last fall I was open carrying at the BMV up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyroman View Post
    So tuesday morning I needed to go the the BMV to replace a lost registration for my motorcycle. I am open carrying like I do everwhere. While standing in line waiting for the branch to open up another patron and myself started talking about seeing the security guard walk in and I commented I have my own protection. The doors to the branch are mirrored on the outside so you cant see inside at all. As soon as I walk in the rent a cop points me out and needs to talk.
    SG: Are you a LEO?
    Me: No
    SG: You cant carry your firearm inside!
    ME: Umm yeah I can its not a Federal building or a State building with a courtroom in it.
    SG: No they changed the law and its a felony if you dont put it in your car!
    ME: Really? I think your wrong. (I went ahead and put it in my truck I had **** to do and didnt want to be there all day)

    So after I went to my truck and put my gun up I went back inside and did my business. When I got down I waved him over to have a chat.

    ME: Is this a Federal Building?
    SG: No
    Me: Is this a state building?
    SG: Yes
    ME: Does it have a courtroom?
    SG: No (I could tell he was getting annoyed)
    Me: Then by law I can carry in this building.
    SG: No they changed the law and you cant carry in here.
    ME: When
    SG: This year they changed it. Its not in the handgun law section its in another section.
    Me: So its not in the handgun law section how are they going to enforce it?
    SG: I dont know I had to read and sign a paper on it to work here.

    We talked some more but nothing really important after that. After talking with a co-worker (ATM) if they changed it this year then it would not go into effect until July 1st. I think this guy was full of **** or was on a little power trip.
    Does anyone know if it did in fact change?
    So to continue the q/a with the bmv employee:

    So; YOU as an employee are not allowed to carry here per your employee/employer requirement? Just how does that effect me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    So to continue the q/a with the bmv employee:

    So; YOU as an employee are not allowed to carry here per your employee/employer requirement? Just how does that effect me?
    He was carrying a pistol. I believe it was a glock.
    I have emailed the BMV to get clarification on the issue. Just waiting to hear back from them probably tomorrow.

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    Just got a call back from the BMV and they security guard was wrong. Go figure!!! They hired a private security company for that branch. They have call the security company and got it straightened out and told that one guard that it's legal.

    So carry on!!!

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    Well done, sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyroman View Post
    ...I think this guy was full of **** or was on a little power trip...
    Both.

    I doubt he was truly confused or believed the law had changed, more likely he was simply trying to fabricate justification to throw a little authority around and you simply weren't buying it.

    Good follow-up.

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