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    So I lost my wallet, and went in to replace my CPL. To start off with, they still have the "no firearms" sign up on the door in front of their lobby. Not in the mood to argue that today, I picked up the phone they have in front of the door and told them I need to check my weapon. They told me to go ahead and come in and not to worry about it.

    Then the catch-22. No picture ID, no CPL replacement. Well it's a police station, so I figured they could pull data up fairly easily. I spoke with a civilian supervisor, and then with Sgt. Paul Johnson, and Sgt. Johnson said he would have DOL send over a digital image of my ID and they could use that to verify my identity and start the process to replace my CPL.

    Sgt. Johnson initially said I couldn't have my gun in the lobby, but it turns out that their commander had recently sent out a memo that the public part of the building was legal to carry in, so he commented that the signs need to come down.

    The annoying thing is that it will take 5 days for me to get my replacement by mail, as I was told that the Chief will have to sign off the CPL before it is issued. I wasn't in the mood to try and climb that beuracratic mountain today, and just paid my $10 to get the replacement.

    All in all the whole thing took mebbe 20 minutes and was fairly smooth, much smoother than I expected, and the staff was polite and professional the entire time.

    I'm hoping then that they get that sign changed fairly quickly.

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    Let me understand this correctly. You OCed in the Olympia PD and the SWAT team didn't tackle you?

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    You are correct.

    Their commander has apparently issued a statement that states the unsecured portion of the building is good for carry, in line with state law.

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    This gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

    Thanks

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    44Brent wrote:
    This gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

    Thanks
    Be sure to write a happy note to OPD telling them you understand they they no longer are enforcing the sign on their door prohibiting lawful carry inside the public portion of the building per state law, and that you hope to see the sign removed or clarified, and thank them for correcting the error.

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    One thing too, some time back I asked Councilman Jeff Kingsbury to ask about this sign and their policies regarding carry in the public lobbby. The City Attorney came back and told him it was legal, but clearly something caused them to change their minds. I'm suspecting that having a council member checking on this caused the admin people to take a closer look at the laws.

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    One thing too, some time back I asked Councilman Jeff Kingsbury to ask about this sign and their policies regarding carry in the public lobbby. The City Attorney came back and told him it was legal, but clearly something caused them to change their minds. I'm suspecting that having a council member checking on this caused the admin people to take a closer look at the laws.
    Maybe they got around to reading the AG's opinion. You know how slow bureaucracies work.
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