Hotel carry

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    Hotel carry

    I'm wondering while sitting here in a hotel room, is it legal to carry or have a gun in a hotel that serves alcohol? If the state has the law that “firearms are prohibited in establishments that have a license to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises”, does that include hotel rooms also? Because technically, I’m still on the same premises that holds the alcohol license. What is everyone’s opinion on this?

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    I would suppose that you would be fine. It seems that a hotel room would be a temporary domicile, and they aren't going to tell you that you can't carry at your residence. Would be like saying you couldn't carry in an apartment that happened to have businesses including a bar at street level.
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    Varies from state to state. From the Ohio Attorney General's Concealed carry publication:

    "Premesis that dispense Liqour. Concealed firearms are also banned in a room or arenain which liqour is dispensed for which a Class D permit has been issued. A class D permit is generally issued to an establishment that sells alcohol for consumption on the premesis."

    http://www.ag.state.oh.us/le/prevent...0040319-72.pdf

    I will not carry into any restuarant or other event in Ohio where alcohol is sold for consumption. However I believe under those guidelines, as long as the hotel is legal to carry in, its ok to carry. I am not a lawyer, I would consult one about this if you are really interested.
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    I don't believe your private room qualifies as a public bar, meeting room or restaurant that serves alcohol. I believe the license is established for those public areas of the hotel as well. In addition, typically those areas are separate from the area of rooms. I believe any association would be a stretch.


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    +1 on Echo_Four's response. You are renting a room, as Echo_Four said, it's a temporary domicile. There is also a seperation between the bar and you with walls or even buildings so there is no possibility of confusion between the two. An example is restaurants that have bars in them. While it is a restaurant, the bar is not physically seperated and distinguished from the rest of the restaurant (usually), so the entire establishment could be considered a bar.

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    Check your state's laws, but I'd be willing to bet (in advance of looking) that (a) your temporary domicile while traveling (tent, camper, car, hotel room) is "your castle" and you may carry a firearm there, and (b) any proscriptions against carrying in a place that serves alcohol would apply to the restaurant and not your personal room in that hotel.
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    In Texas it is legal to carry in a premises that serves alcohol unless the business derives 51% or more of it's income from serving alcohol. Also, I don't think your room would qualify either, but best to check your state laws.
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    Won't be a problem. You have rented a "house" to live in for the day so you can carry in your "house". Generally the bar/restraunt has a different name so it is a non-issue. In Minnesota, you can carry in your house, work if you own, RV, hotel and even tent with out a permit.
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    In Virginia it is legal to OPEN carry in a premises that serves alcohol but illegal to conceal carry. YOu need to check your states laws but I would think that your hotel room would be fine.

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    It is going to depend entirely on state law. Instead of relying on what some strangers on an internet forum tell you, if you want to know for sure, you need to talk to an attorney familiar with the law where you carry!

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    Ask to speak with the Manager, tell him/her that you want to know their policy on CCW for a relative who is thinking of using that hotel. Ask what they believe the law covers.
    That will give you valuable information regarding their attitude in this matter too, useful if you wish to spend your time and money in friendly establishments.

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    Even the Peoples Republic of Illinois allows a handgun in a hotel room. But to get it there , it has to be in a purple and yellow striped case with a leather handle 2 foot by 2 foot , locked by 2 pad locks and you have to turn around 3 times while singing ring around the rosy...

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    Your Hotel Room...

    is your 'home' for the night...
    What ever the state allows for your home...you should be able to apply the same standards...OMO...check individual state laws!

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