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    What should I do?

    My wife and I are going on a cruise next week. We have to drive about 5 hours to get to the cruise port. We will be parking our car in the cruise port's parking facility.

    I hate to drive that far without carrying, but I know you can't take any weapon on board ship. They check very thoroughly. My plan is to carry my weapon in my tactical fanny pack and lock it in the trunk when we get to the cruise port and retrieve it when we arrive at the end of the cruise.

    I don't remember, from past cruises, if they check the car before you are allowed to park it, or if it is illegal to bring a weapon into a port authority, or if it's too risky to leave a gun locked in a car trunk in a secure lot for 10 days?

    What do you guys suggest?

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    I suggest you begin getting ready for being disarmed 5 hours before your cruise & leave the gun at home in the safe. Most car trunks can be opened in less than 20 seconds with a dent puller.

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    Leave it at home. Cars are way too easy to break into, it's just not worth it.

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    Unless you have a small (KelTec type) pistol that you can effectively hide in the trunk...where it cannot be found, I think you best be w/o a weapon for the trip. OMO
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    too risky to leave a gun locked in a car trunk in a secure lot for 10 days?
    I agree

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    I'm gonna have to agree with everyone saying leave it home...
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    +1 on all the above

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    Same problem faces us once or twice a year. We cruise out of NYC, NJ, Baltimore or Florida. Just leave them home in the safe.

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    I really don't think they pry open everyones trunk parked there. I am sure they have equipment that can tell if you have a gun in your trunk -- NOT !! I would carry you never know you may get attacked on your way to the ship.. or you may have to fight your way to the ship -- you never know!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdeserthills View Post
    I suggest you begin getting ready for being disarmed 5 hours before your cruise & leave the gun at home in the safe. Most car trunks can be opened in less than 20 seconds with a dent puller.
    I have been driving for 46 years and have never had my trunk broken into. Don't call me lucky -- people don't pry open trunks unless they know what is there... get real !!!!!!

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    Leave it at home... If you had a COM safe or something similar, you might consider it, but otherwise, leave it at home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glock man View Post
    I have been driving for 46 years and have never had my trunk broken into. Don't call me lucky -- people don't pry open trunks unless they know what is there... get real !!!!!!
    My suggestion to you is you keep your eyes open in traffic. In my area you'll see plenty of cars with no lock in the trunk. FWIW Mr Lucky,
    I ain't never had my trunk busted into neither, however in my business where I work as a Locksmith/Gun Dealer, I get to see lots of people who aren't named Mr Lucky, accause someone done busted their trunk open. Why doncha get yourself a lottery ticket next time ya buy that 12 pack of beer lucky dude.

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    Just a suggestion, but see if there is a gun shop in the city you will be going to. If there is, check with them and see if they can store it for you while your on your cruise. May cost you a few bucks, but saves you driving unarmed.

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    TX-JB bet me to it. If you must carry to the vrise, spend the $39-$40 for one of their safes.

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    Hire security to drive you.
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