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    Maybe its a stupid question but now that the federal government owns the majority of GM.....has anything changed in regards to carrying a gun, open or concealed, on the lot of a Chevrolet dealership? I was just thinking about it on the way home today....I know that the lots are still privately owned but I thought it was something worth looking into...

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    General Motors dealerships are private businesses that have franchise agreements with GM, the company. To my knowledge, there are no corporate-owned dealerships, so my opinion is that carry on their property would not be affected.

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    A corporation is a legal entity, separate from its shareholders. Regardless of who the majority shareholder may be, a GM corporate dealership is owned by the General Motors Corporation, unless it's a franchised dealership, in which case would be owned by it's franchisee.

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    Well how about this.....can you TEST DRIVE a new Chevrolet while carrying?

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    I test drove my Ford Truck while carrying. If Chevy won't let you, tell 'em Ford will.

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    Of course, those lots are federal property!!!

    Just like all those banks that claimed that they were federal property since they were FDIC insured.

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    richarcm wrote:
    Maybe its a stupid question but now that the federal government owns the majority of GM.....has anything changed in regards to carrying a gun, open or concealed, on the lot of a Chevrolet dealership?* I was just thinking about it on the way home today....I know that the lots are still privately owned but I thought it was something worth looking into...
    Not a dumb question, but the answer is definitely "negative". The U.S. is merely a stockholder in a corporation. A corporate entity is a different legal "person" from its shareholders. It's the corporation that owns the property (even assuming the dealership were owned by GM/Chrysler), not its shareholders.
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