Thoughts on CCW in this Public Building scenario?
This came up in another thread, but it was slightly off topic. Enough interest came up in the other thread to warrant a new one specific to this.
First off, this is what I got out of my CCW packet from the Arapahoe Sheriff's Department in Colorado:
A permit to carry a concealed handgun authorizes the permittee to carry a concealed handgun in all areas of the state except where specifically limited as follows:
1. A person may not carry a concealed handgun into a place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
2. A person may not carry a concealed handgun on to the real property, or into any improvements erected thereon, of a public elementary, middle, junior high or high school.
3. A person may not carry a concealed handgun into a public building at which security personnel and electronic weapons screening devices are permanently in place.
4. A person may not carry a concealed handgun where it is disallowed by a private property owner, private tenant, private employer or private business entity."
I did find "prohibited by Federal Law" means places like Courthouses and Federal Buildings, although I would think those places would have screening devices. I know Court Houses do, therefore #3 comes into play".
My question is this. The building I work in is a Public building. I work for the Government on a Local level. We own the building and we lease floors to both the State Police and Feds. They all carry. We have no screening devices and no signs posted barring weapons. I wonder what the thought is on my CCW in this building.
I'd directly ask one of the folks from the State or Fed (I have monthly meetings with them), but I don't want to spark anything up. Right now I am employing the "don't ask, don't tell" thinking.
What are your thoughts? Thanks.