This is a discussion on New Orleans Casino Carry, ok? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by FreedomHDM State police emailed me back saying, "Your permit is valid in the city of New Orleans. However, Casinos do not allow ...
Aside from a few bad experiences I've always enjoyed going back to La. and carry everywhere I know it to be legal. New Orleans is it's own 'lil universe and should't be representive of the rest of the state.
Having said that the Big Easy hasn't been too 'easy' for many moons.
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"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
(Sometimes) "a fight avioded is a fight won." ... claude clay
Yep, they have some serious issues in that area (born there and raised close by). I have never heard of an entire parrish being shut down for corruption, but I know there have been some towns that were basically dissolved by the state because they were so corrupt. The local cops were simply thugs in the mayor's gang...often related. Speed traps and beat downs were a regular part of doing business. Really sad as the bayou has some of the nicest folks you could ever want to meet.
"Skin that smokewagon!".
I'll second the Mississippi recommendation. We haven't made it down to Biloxi yet but we usually go to Tunica a couple times a year. Not an awful lot to do in Tunica other than gambling but that's why we go in the first place.
If at all possible, stay at a casino where the hotel is connected to it. It's nice that you can wake up at Oh-Crap-It's-Early o'clock, throw on some clothes and just take the elevator down to the casino, restaurants or gift shop without ever stepping outside. I keep my wallet in one front pocket, my gambling money in the other and never really worry about security - there's security cameras everywhere you look. We always stay at Gold Strike (now owned by the MGM Group). The rooms are okay but not great, hey we're only in the room long enough to sleep anyway.
As soon as we arrive, we park in the casino garage (it's extremely well lit) as close to elevator as possible, I disarm and put my gun and spare mag in our small "carry on" bag. Then we go in, register and once we have a room I/we go back for the rest of the luggage. Been going there for about ten years now and never had a security related issue.