Vacation Trip to New Orleans

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    Vacation Trip to New Orleans

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    So my wife and I will be staying in New Orleans for a week taking pictures of the area. Both of us CC. Anything to pay close attention to? Also, is it true that we cannot legally carry into a restaurant that serves alcohol? We are out of Arkansas.

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    Here's a start: LSP - Sections - Concealed Handgun Permit Unit

    What part of New Orleans are you staying and taking pictures. As you know New Orleans can be a gun-UNfriendly city. Be careful about the school zones, EVEN in the French Quarter. Regarding restaurants I heard a good rule of thumb........if you can smoke there, you shouldn't carry there.

    Watch your back, and don't make any bets with anyone regarding what city you purchased your shoes in?

    Like most big cities, don't walk at night in a bad part of town; walk with a group if possible. We go to NO a lot and never had any serious trouble, though it could happen. Be careful.

    Maybe some locals can chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostru View Post
    OK,
    So my wife and I will be staying in New Orleans for a week taking pictures of the area. Both of us CC. Anything to pay close attention to? Also, is it true that we cannot legally carry into a restaurant that serves alcohol? We are out of Arkansas.
    Guess I would like to know the basically the same thing:

    1. In New Orleans can you ccw in a restaurant which serves booze?
    2. Can you ccw in a bar specifically on Bourbon Street?

    Many years ago I used to go to New Orleans frequently.... (I lived in Texas at the time)...... In my opinion the French Quarters was a "relatively" safe place then...... Completely safe... of course not. But in the last few years things have changed.... The Quarters has become a much more dangerous place.

    Anyone agree.......... or disagree??????


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    concealing in establishments that serve alcohol

    It is absolutely illegal to conceal in any establishment that serves alcohol where it is also consumed. That goes for 30 states of the US and Louisiana is one of them. You can certainly carry your weapon with you, however. It is just against the law, if you get caught. If you would like to carry your firearm in a holster visible from 3 angles of view, that is just fine anywhere except where handguns aren't allowed at all. You can surely call any sheriff's dept in any state and they will tell you all you need to know for their territory.

    My advice is to keep your gun with you, concealed or not, and not to drink any alcohol. You never know what will happen. But if you drink, things will happen and you'll get locked up for sure.

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    Bar carry is out in LA. Specifically, any place that has a Class A General permit to serve alcohol. If you go look up the requirements for Class A, it is age restricted to people over 18. So, basically, if you can't bring your kids there, carry is a no-go as well.

    However, on restaurant carry, there are conflicting laws. Nothing in the CHL statutes forbids carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol under a different class of permit. But, there is an older law that forbids carry of a firearm (CHL notwithstanding) in ANY establishment that sells alcohol for consumption on the premises. In practice, this law is not being enforced, but it is still on the books, and it's sort of a gray area that could be used to ruin your day.

    This is a good reference for off-limits areas http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/louisiana.pdf

    NOPD is pretty notorious for being anti-gun, but unless you really do something to get their attention, they'll ignore you.
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Don't carry in the bars in the French Quarter. New Orleans is not a place to get locked up, on the weekend especially, you won't be out until Monday or Tuesday. In the French Quarter and most tourist spots in N.O. the biggest threat to you will be pick-pockets, not violent criminals. Keep your wallet in your front pocket and tell your wife to leave her purse in the hotel, these guys are good. Stay out of Armstrong Park at any time, and the Cemeteries after dark. Don't wander off of the beaten path in the Quarter late at night .Like PPKHEAT said, don't fall for the "I know where you got your shoes" hustle. People in New Orleans are friendly and there's plenty to see and do. Best food in the World. Try Mandinas on Canal St for a great meal.

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    I’ve been visiting NO since the late 70’s. But now that I live on the east coast of Florida I don’t get there as often.

    Some of the establishments have a security guard at the door and he/she will ask you to lift your shirt, jacket etc so they can look. So the last time I was there, instead of carrying OWB and cover with a sport coast, I pocket carried a P3AT 380.

    It’s my understanding that restaurants are “ok” but bars are off limits. We don’t do bars so that’s no problem with me.

    FROM Handgunlaw.us
    Places Off-Limits Even With A Permit/License
    • A law enforcement office, station, or building;
    • A detention facility, prison, or jail;
    • A courthouse or courtroom, provided that a judge may carry such a weapon in his own courtroom;
    • A polling place;
    • A meeting place of the governing authority of a political subdivision;
    • The state capitol building;
    • Any portion of an airport facility where the carrying of firearms is prohibited under federal law,
    except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, if the
    firearm is encased for shipment, for the purpose of checking such firearm as lawful baggage;
    • Any church, synagogue, mosque or similar place of worship;
    • A parade or demonstration for which a permit is issued by a governmental entity;
    • Any portion of the permitted area of an establishment that has been granted a Class A-General retail permit, as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
    • Any school "firearm free zone" as defined in R.S. 14:95.6. Additionally, property owners, lessees, or other lawful custodians have the right to prohibit or restrict access of permittees possessing a concealed handgun.
    *Furthermore, a permittee may not carry a concealed handgun into the private residence of another without first receiving the consent of that person. Additionally, the blood alcohol reading of the permittee must not exceed .05% or greater by weight of alcohol in the blood.

    I always stay in a hotel in the French quarters and so long as you’re in before too late, you should have no problems.

    New Orleans Citizen Crime Watch
    Check out this website, and you’ll see the places to avoid and how much of the crime starts after midnight.

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    I used to be stationed in Ft polk LA, and used to go to NO all the time. I carried there everytime, that city is pretty dangerous and you should do the same as long as you dont get legally drunk the police wont care if you carry, just keep it concealed. and be prepared to use it even in the "nice" areas. my wife had two guys tried to break into her room in a nice hotel. that had a ten foot fence. and a locking gate they still got over. good thing she was bringing my sig down to me for when i got back from Iraq.

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    A popular quote from an un-named Louisiana legislator goes something like this:
    "I always carries a gun in Louisiana. I always carries 2 guns in New Orleans."

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    What is this "I know where you got your shoes" nonsense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911Suicdkng View Post
    I used to be stationed in Ft polk LA, and used to go to NO all the time. I carried there everytime, that city is pretty dangerous and you should do the same as long as you dont get legally drunk the police wont care if you carry, just keep it concealed. and be prepared to use it even in the "nice" areas. my wife had two guys tried to break into her room in a nice hotel. that had a ten foot fence. and a locking gate they still got over. good thing she was bringing my sig down to me for when i got back from Iraq.


    Yeah, go ahead and ruin your trip, spend a weekend in jail in New Orleans and you'll have a whole new outlook on "fun" in New Orleans. I used to work security at a place on Bourbon St, trust me, bouncers will check you out for a weapon, might catch you, might not, is it worth it though ?
    Stay on the beaten path and you'll be fine. Eat, drink and enjoy yourself, there are more LEO's, in uniform and UC in the French Quarter than you can shake a stick at. The Quarter is the city's goldmine and is protected as such. For a place that sees many millions of people a year, most of them drunk it's surprisingly safe. Have fun, relax, and behave yourself, BS isn't tolerated too well down there. If you are going to take pictures you'll really enjoy N.O., great architecture .

    The "shoe thing" is when a guy will bet you that he knows where you got your shoes aT, you bet him nd he tells you you got your shoes on Bourbon St...at whatever address.....it's a word play but the person will expect payment on the bet.

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    I've spent a lot of time in the Quarter and I've never been patted down.

    The best advice I can give you: If you act stupid, you're going to be treated stupid. I've seen some cops crack a few skulls.

    Stay on the main streets and you'll be okay.

    If you can, stay at the Royal Sonesta. I recommend Acme Oyster Bar's gumbo poopah. Actually, it's pretty hard to get a bad meal in New Orleans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRags99 View Post
    What is this "I know where you got your shoes" nonsense?
    "I'll bet you $10 I know where you got them shoes"
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Be smart. Follow the law. Stay safe. handgunlaw.us

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    I do believe we are looking at the Maison Dupuy. We heard it is really nice. I will keep an eye out. I'm Military and she's. Well she's just beautiful. We dont look the part of trouble at all.
    I do apreciate all the advice from you all. Looking forward in carrying my wifes camera bag . On the weak side of course. She says I'm the best Mule anyone could hope for. We started this Photography as a hobby and it has bloomed from there. Looking forward to seeing the sights through a lens. Heres a look at her work if interested. Angie Davis Photography.

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