Discarding ammo boxes in a hotel

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    Discarding ammo boxes in a hotel

    I am taking a firearms class in another city. Consequently, I am staying at a hotel. I am wondering, if I discard my ammo boxes in my hotel room, do you think that may alert hotel staff to nefarious activities? Given the current sensitivity to firearms, some people may overreact. I was also thinking of discarding them in the public trash so as to not advertise which room I am in.
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    Burn them, and spread the ashes in the nearest river or ocean.
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    Just drop the empty boxes into the garbage cans at the firearms class maybe???
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    Don't worry if the sheep freak out and scatter them through out the room before you check out. I would not leave anything firearm related in the room until you leave for good though, you never know who is snooping through your room.

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    If thats the worst thing a housekeeping attendant finds in a hotel room this year, then they need to go play the lottery.

    I would not anticipate any problems otherwise.
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    Heck, it shouldn't matter. They probably don't care. They get paid little to clean the crap out of people's rooms. Do you think they will care about boxes? If they do, then I'd ask ' why are they searching people's trash?

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    I bet they'd by far prefer ammo boxes over some of the "used" items that get left strewn about hotel rooms.
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    If you hang the do not disturb sign for the duration of your stay, they won't come in to clean. I dunno, they might come in to snoop around anyway, but it hasn't been my experience - you obviously know not to leave anything valuable in the room when you're out. Take your trash (fast food and whatnot) to the more public trashcans in the building, and just ask for towels at the desk as needed.
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    I'd throw it out in a public bin, or leave the spare ammo in the car trunk and avoid the issue.

    If you are going to someplace like Gunsite, the local hotels are used to students. Just mention that you are attending a course to the manager or front desk clerk so they won't think you are a bank robber.

    Just don't leave guns in the room.

    NOT in Las Vegas though - they are NOT used to Frontsite students and tend to freak out if they see or hear of a gun! I once stayed at the Orleans for a class and had a long gun and a couple of pistols with me. Obviously I couldn't hide the rifle - their security freaked out a little (nicely) but I had to be escorted to the basement and put my guns in their lock up, and retrieve them each time and be escorted to the valet each time I came or went. I probably spent 3 hours fiddling around with gun storage. Never again - long guns will stay in the car with my fingers crossed, short guns stay hidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    I bet they'd by far prefer ammo boxes over some of the "used" items that get left strewn about hotel rooms.
    Having worked in a hotel for many years back when I was a teenager and in my early 20's, I can attest to that. Perhaps some day I will recount the story of the plugged toilet and the kitchen tongs. Yup, or rather yum, it is as bad as it sounds.

    The person cleaning your room when your done is going to dump the can and not bother to look. They have too much work to do and too little time to do it and yes, they will encounter far worse during the course of the day. I wouldn't worry about it.

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    I would travel to different public garbage bins in different areas of town and drop an ammo box in each. You should be safe that way.
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    In this day and age with all the crazy stuff being said and done, I'd avoid doing anything that could be misconstrued by anyone, anywhere, period. I would bag um and dispose of um wherever I was attending the class. Why even take a chance, surly they would have no problem with you pitching um there.
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    I would think they would have trash cans at the place you take your classes. That is where the empty boxes belong.

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    Discarding ammo boxes in a hotel

    I don't see a risk or anything to be concerned about. Put your trash in a trash can and carry on.

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    I'd probably just stack them up on my breakfast plate and walk off and leave them.
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