Encountered my first sign today

Encountered my first sign today

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    Encountered my first sign today

    I knew there was probably going to be one since I was going to a Social Security office. I had to take my mother to a disability hearing. I didn't want to leave my CCW in the car. But there was no sign on the building so I went in. Once we got to the office however the door was posted so I stayed out.

    My mother told me that a woman came into the office right after I left. She had a pistol in her purse and all they did was lock it in a box for her at the security desk. So I could have gone in and waited. But there was really no point since I would have been just sitting in a waiting room for an hour. So I walked around and came back.

    No big deal. Just thought it was interesting since it was my first sign experience. I also thought it was interesting that another CCW permit holder was in the area at the same time. I wanted to ask the guard how many CCWs he locks up during a week but he was busy when we were leaving.


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    They will provide a 'lock box'? Better than no gun to and from the parking lot.
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    No kidding, that seems kinda unusual that they would lock it up for you....but it's better than having to leave it in your car...
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    That's awesome that they are willing to at least provide a lock box!

    Hope all went well with you mother's meeting.
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    Lock box, great idea... because the nut job that shows up to shoot up the place will put his gun in the lock box too.

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    The lock box idea is a good one...glad you kept safe and legal.

    They provide similar in courthouses here in AZ, which is handy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by puncho View Post
    Lock box, great idea... because the nut job that shows up to shoot up the place will put his gun in the lock box too.
    And no doubt that if the SHTF, someone would be there calmly distributing weapons back to their proper owners. I would rather keep it on me and just wait outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    They will provide a 'lock box'? Better than no gun to and from the parking lot.
    +1 i didnt know this either... i like having my gun back and forth in parking lot.. but it would be really nice to protect me if someone had come in upset with them ..
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    Interesting.

    The last time I went to the SS office here, I left my gun locked in the car, but didn't think of the Buck folding hunter on my belt (I tend to not think of it as a weapon). While I was sitting there I realized I had it and that they might consider it a weapon so checked with the guard. He seriously (IMO) overreacted and insisted on taking a picture of the knife, me and my DL before allowing me to take it to my car.

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    I remember Al Gore talking about that lock box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaxMentis View Post
    Interesting.

    The last time I went to the SS office here, I left my gun locked in the car, but didn't think of the Buck folding hunter on my belt (I tend to not think of it as a weapon). While I was sitting there I realized I had it and that they might consider it a weapon so checked with the guard. He seriously (IMO) overreacted and insisted on taking a picture of the knife, me and my DL before allowing me to take it to my car.
    At this office the guard had a wand metal detector and he was checking everyone who came in.

    The sign on the door said "NO guns, knives, pepper spray, or sharp objects" It also said that all cell phones had to be turned off and all metal items had to be placed in the basket while you were searched with the metal detector....

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    They will provide a 'lock box'? Better than no gun to and from the parking lot.
    Yeah I didn't expect that either. But I guess that is better than leaving it in the car. Especially since the building itself is not marked (there are several businesses in the building) so it was OK to carry from car to building and inside........I still don't think I would have locked my gun up in the box unless I HAD to go inside.

    The SS office was up on the 5th floor and the only place marked was the door to the office.

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    forgive me for my ignorance but isnt the ss administration a federal office?...if indeed then there is no need for a sign?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamakennedy View Post
    That's awesome that they are willing to at least provide a lock box!

    Hope all went well with you mother's meeting.
    Thanks her meeting went pretty good. They've been screwing her on this since 2003 and the State of NY said she was lying. They were trying to say that she didn't apply until 2007 and that all her benefits had run out because it had been too long since she worked full time......

    But at the hearing she was able to produce paperwork from that very SS office back in 2003 when she first applied..... They had no leg to stand on after that.....She said the judge was stunned that the office had been so irresponsible on the matter.

    So hopefully she will get all the back money she is owed from 2003 up until now. But chances are she won't get it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    forgive me for my ignorance but isnt the ss administration a federal office?...if indeed then there is no need for a sign?...
    It did have the Federal Seal on the office so yeah I assume it is. But maybe the states have control over the signage? Dunno but it was most definitely marked in blatant fashion.....

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