Seems like my wife has planned theme park trips for us lately and they are all in North Carolina. Granted we grew up in NC, so these are places we went to as kids and I guess she wants to take our kids to these places too. Problem is in NC, you can't carry in a place that charges admission.
Several weeks ago, it was Tweetsie Railroad, so I secured my firearm in the car and just carried my OC spray. It was uneventful.
This weekend, it was Carowinds. Again, locked it in the car but I got a surprise at the gate. Metal detectors (those are new since I was a kid). When I emptied my pockets to go through, she asked, "Is that pepper spray?" and I replied "Yep." She informed me that it was not allowed in the park, placed it in a ziplock bag and handed me a ticket with a number on it and said I could pick it up at the security window when I left.
It really wasn't a big deal, 15 extre steps when I left and I did get it back, but still. No pepper spray in the park? I absolutely despise going to these sorts of places anyway, and the fact that I am limited as to the means available to protect my family while I am there just adds to my disliking. Oh well, that's the way it goes I guess.
It has made me think about getting an OC spray that looks like an ink pen or maybe a rescue inhaler. I've seen something like that before. Any thoughts on OC spray containers that don't look like OC spray? Just for clarification, my intent would not be to break any laws, just to carry in places in which it is legal but may have an internal policy. Thanks.