Do "haunted houses" allow CCW?
I've never been to one of these before, but some friends invited me tonight to this one in down town Ft.Worth. It is supposed to be the best one in the country, although I wouldn't know since I won't have anything to compare it with. At least one of the people going with me does have a CHL. I asked him if he knew their rules on that, but he wasn't sure. I went to their website and there are tons of warnings all over there for people with medical conditions, pregnant, etc. But nothing about weapons. I did google searches but came up pretty dry on anything. I did find one account on the internet of a person going to a Haunted House in a different state with their concealed handgun. He said the place had a security guard with a wand, but there were no signs prohibiting guns. When the security guard's wand went off he asked the CHL holder if that was his keys, which he said yes and went right in.
So that is an interesting question. What happens if you arrive at the front door and there are no 30.06 signs and the security guard wands you and finds something. When he asks what it is, you tell the truth and say, "It is my gun." I mean, it is sort of obvious if they have a guy wanding people that they are probably looking for weapons. But if they have no signs specifically saying that, it would just be an assumption on anyone's part that weapons are not allowed.
So you might ask, well why not just leave the gun in the car? Well, it will be at night in a sort of bad area of town. There will probably be a decent walk from the car to the place we are going. I also hear there may be a long line to get in. I'd hate to walk all that distance, wait in line, only to be denied access. On the other hand, I'd hate to walk through a bad part of town at night unarmed.