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    Ok, this question applies to the country in general, but also specifically to my state, North Carolina. I have heard in the past that some establishments are required to supply a secure place to leave your firearm if firearms aren't allowed in said establishments. In fact, the Marine Corps Air Base that I live near (and used to work on) follows that policy. You can carry your weapon up to the visitor information center, where they will lock it in a safe and take your information so you can enter the base, and pick it up when you leave.

    My first question is, is this a legal requirement in any state? (obviously I'd like to know about NC specifically.)

    Also, who has ever taken advantage of this 'service'? I hate to reference a movie here, but I always think back to the cliche "Bond" character walking up to the club, the bouncer patting him down and removing his firearm.The firearm is then kept behind the counter and tagged like a coat. I would love to have that option, since it would allow me to go out at night, carry up to the bar that I'm going to (not drinking if carrying, of course) and carry back to my car at the end of the night.

    Obviously, in a perfect world, I wouldn't have to check my gun and could have it with me at all times, but alas this isn't Walgreens....

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    Here in Indiana the only place that is required by law to check the weapon is a Casino, it is in the code somewhere, I cannot site where.

    I have checked my firearm at my University before, but that is the only time I took advantage of such a service.


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    Here in Washington the courthouse has lockboxes for you to leave a firearm in. It's safer than leaving it in the car, but I'm always sceptical of leaving my gun in the "possession of the state".

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    legal option.


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    No law in TN requiring banning or statutory off limits place to offer a check service for your weapon. I wish there was.

    In fact to my knowledge I've never seen this anywhere I've been so far.
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    Interesting. I have entered and driven on and through a Marine base with a handgun and an AR15 in my trunk. Both of the weapons were inspected at the gate and I was allowed to continue my journey (both were also unloaded but not locked in a case.

    The base was Quantico (in Virginia) and I was on my way to Q-Town (that's Quantico the town which is surrounded by the base).


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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Interesting. I have entered and driven on and through a Marine base with a handgun and an AR15 in my trunk. Both of the weapons were inspected at the gate and I was allowed to continue my journey (both were also unloaded but not locked in a case.

    The base was Quantico (in Virginia) and I was on my way to Q-Town (that's Quantico the town which is surrounded by the base).

    Policies vary from base to base. Camp Lejeune has a highway that cuts through it that used to be openly accessible to civilians. If you were just cutting through, they would allow you to have firearms in the vehicle as far as I know. On that same nope, some bases just don't that much, and some are ridiculously anal about things...

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