In the dressing room

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    In the dressing room

    OK. So this is all new to me and you guys give great advice. So here is a question about what happened today.

    I just truly started carrying and I went to a department store to buy some sweaters as an easy way to conceal. I picked up a bunch to try on and walked into the dressing room. I was wearing an IWB holster. You guys have already started influencing my situational awareness, so the first thing I did was look for surveillance cameras. None to be seen. Then survey the dressing rooms and picked a "discreet" one. However I realized that when I took off my old sweater to try on the others, my gun was exposed. No a big deal I suppose as I was behind closed doors, but what do you do when you wish to try on clothes? What if there are surveillance cameras in the dressing room? If you try on pants, what do you do with your firearm?

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    I have never worried about it. If the store is posted No Guns then they can ask you to leave. Other than that, they had better NOT be watching me undress! (It might cause permanent blindness!)
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    I've done this MANY times....just lay it on the bench and try on your clothes.
    You're not supposed to BRANDISH it, so, unless you invited the whole store in there to watch you change clothes, i don't think it's an issue.

    If there IS a camera, it's not like you are any kind of threat to the guy watching you, and as long as you carry concealed out in the store, you are within your rights.

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    Or if they have a camera you could always just shoot the lens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppy View Post
    Or if they have a camera you could always just shoot the lens!
    Ya. I will do that right after I drop my gun and some Rambo approaches me asking to see my CWP.

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    Aren't there privacy laws against cameras in bathrooms/changing areas? If not, it's hard to imagine a store that would push the issue and risk public embarassment over posting cameras in changing rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbW View Post
    Aren't there privacy laws against cameras in bathrooms/changing areas? If not, it's hard to imagine a store that would push the issue and risk public embarassment over posting cameras in changing rooms.
    I see all the time where a store will post a notice like "Dressing rooms monitored by closed circuit cameras".

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    The dressing room area is monitored, the dressing room cannot be monitored by camera. You have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the dressing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSniper View Post
    You have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the dressing room.
    Worth repeating. That pretty much sums it all up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSniper View Post
    The dressing room area is monitored, the dressing room cannot be monitored by camera. You have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the dressing room.
    Exactly. I would guess all states have laws against placing cams inside dressing room stalls.
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    Yeah there can be cameras in the common areas but nothing inside the areas where you are actually changing.

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    If you're carrying legally, WHO CARES?

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    Here in indiana ive seen signs posted on the mirrors that state the dressing rooms are monitored by employees of the same gender.

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    Use your cover shirt to wrap your weapon as you take your shirt off. Then turn so your empty holster is away from any openings in the door. Take your pants off and fold so the holster is hidden. Put on new pants and evaluate fit. Remove new pants and apply old pants. then shirt as you re-holster weapon. Repeat as necessary. Just don't forget and rush out to show your wife how the new pants fit and leave your weapon unattended.

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    About 3 weeks after I started carrying concealed I went into a dressing room and when I unbuckled my belt my C&L 1911 hit the floor. Luckily no one was around to see it. The first thing I thought of was the cameras and I half expected to be met outside by security. Everything was fine though. I am much more careful in bathrooms and dressing rooms now.

    It did however give me the confidence I needed to continue to carry C&L with out worry.

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