Carry at gym with no locker

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    I am starting a martial arts class. I have not asked the instructor if it is OK to bring a gun to class. There are no lockers, but there are private changing rooms. I was thinking of just storing the gun in a Wilderness SafePacker and put it with the rest of my clothes in the bag. The bag will be in on the perimeter of the training room along with everyone else's bags.

    Any comments/suggestions of a better way to do this?

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    Most martial arts instructors are reasonable people, and recognize that it's simply a means of self defense - just like the martial art. I would speak to the sensei privately before class and see what he thinks.

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    As long as your bag never leaves your sight, I wouldn't say a word.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    I agree with SonofASniper

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    kinda risky if you ask me,no matter where youre at. i personally would
    keep my gun locked in my car.only because theres no real way to secure
    there. just my 0.02 worth.
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    Proper gun skills and carrying are as much a martial art as any other discipline. My instructor allows me to secure my weapon in his office. Never leave a weapon unsecured, even if it's hidden!

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    Better safe than sorry......why not just leave it in your car til class is over ? Is it worth the chance of being out of your sight or someone picking up the wrong bag ? I believe in carrying everywhere but a martial art class ? It leaves too many questions ,too many what ifs and you are not with the gun so it is technically in reach of unauthorized persons . Your permit dosen't cover "across the room in a gym bag" as carrying concealed on your person . You're leaving youself wide open !!!! for a whole lot of trouble IMO .

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    If the class is being held in an actual Martial Arts School, I wouldn't worry about leaving the gun in your bag (but I might consider using one of These) as from what I remember, the only people that were in the class I took were the students and the occasional family member who observed, (and it would be obvious if they were going thru someones bag)

    If it's in a gym or ymca (or similar) get one of These (or similar) and leave it locked in your car.

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    I trained at a local school for several years, and most of the guys there were like family. There's that "band of brothers" connection when you suffer and suceed together. So I would be trusting and comfortable with them.

    My advice would be to secure the gun in your car. You can certainly discuss guns with your instructor and see what his position is. It may be fine with him. In the mean time I would focus on the class and not worry about my belongings or who is near them.
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    I think it is a bad idea to leave a gun technically unattended/not secure in a public place...stolen will buy a heap of trouble. Not worth it.

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    What Husker sed.

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    Carry at gym with no locker
    Well, there's carrying, and then there's allowing it to lie about. If you cannot carry, then I would say you really ought not allow it to lie about. If your unsecured bag were to be misplaced or taken, your gun would be out of your control. Unknown results, from that. IMO, that's not good enough.

    Martial arts are going to rely on strikes, throws/falls and other strenuous physical exertion. I'd think it's pushing things just a bit, to physically carry one in class under such circumstances. To a gym during fitness workouts is one thing; but during active martial training with others, I'd suggest to find another means of defense you're comfortable with.
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    After a few martial arts classes you won't have to worry about it. You will no longer need your gun and can leave it at home. I mean Chuck Norris doesn't need a gun so why should you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    I mean Chuck Norris doesn't need a gun so why should you.
    Chuck Norris doesn't have a chin under that beard, just another fist!



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    i would say it has to be locked up somewhere. most likely your car.
    if you really want i guess you could ask your instructor if there is a place you could lock it up inside

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