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    I've been selected for jury duty in Pierce County. Can anyone tell me if they are in compliance with the requirement to provide weapons lockers, if there is a special or designated door to use, and in general how much of a hassle they make it? I want to allow enough time on my first day so that I'm not late.

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    They are in compliance, but several reports here have indicated an unforgivable amount of slowness in execution.

    (When I was on jury duty summer before last, I just chickened out and left my handgun locked in my car gunsafe.)

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    Use the entrance on the west side of the building (off Yakima Ave). If they take too long, mention it to whomever you are to report.

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    I can't comment on the lock boxes. However, please permit me to pass along information I've found about the rights and powers of a juror:

    An Essay on the Trial by Jury has some very interesting information on the rights and powers of a juror. Written by Lysander Spooner in 1852 it discusses things some judges would rather you didn't know.The first section is pretty enlightening:

    http://lysanderspooner.org/node/35

    Current information can be found at Fully Informed Jury Association's website:

    http://fija.org/




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    No lock boxes in Tacoma. A deputy will show up with a cloth bag and will either (1) have you place the weapon in the bag or (2) remove your weapon and place it in the bag. I also left my spare mags with the weapon. No unloading was involved, my 1911 was locked and cocked. He has you sign a form and gives you a claim ticket.
    As was mentioned be prepared to wait at times.

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    M1Gunr wrote:
    No lock boxes in Tacoma. A deputy will show up with a cloth bag and will either (1) have you place the weapon in the bag or (2) remove your weapon and place it in the bag. I also left my spare mags with the weapon. No unloading was involved, my 1911 was locked and cocked. He has you sign a form and gives you a claim ticket.
    As was mentioned be prepared to wait at times.
    Same experience, just took the holster and spare mag off and placed it into a cloth bag.

    Word of advice. Skip checking your firearm and just leave it locked in your car.

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