iPhone users, has anyone tried this?

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    iPhone users, has anyone tried this?

    Saw this the other day

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carr...6680?ls=1&mt=8

    Seems like a pretty cool app

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    I am a software engineer and I would never recommend that someone trust their freedom to a piece of software. Any time you travel, do the research on your own, that way you know for a FACT that you are allowed to carry.

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    I certainly wouldn't trust it. Users put the info in if carry is allowed or not. One wrong place could get you in hot water. Most of the places you have to do the work yourself as far as telling the app if it is a gun free zone or not.
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    I agree with OutWest always do your homework and research first. I would, however, feel comfortable using the app for supplementing and giving me a reminder.
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    Not exactly a bad idea, but I wouldn't trust it. It's much easier to know each individual state laws when you travel.
    If you don't know...don't go!

    I'm very surprised when I listen to individuals who talk about carrying in their own state and have no basic knowledge of their own state laws.
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    I checked the developers support section on his web site http://www.carryalerts.com and found:

    Does the app know the laws for my state?
    No, the app provides categories of alert areas to help you build a profile that closely matches the laws for your state.

    How do I customize the categories for my country, state, city, etc?
    You will need to check some online resources such as Handgunlaw.us to see what areas might be restricted. For example, in TN valid permit holders may carry in state parks so it is safe to turn OFF this category. However, some cities have ordnances against carrying in city parks so there is a separate Parks category under the 'Local' section to handle this and for TN it should be turned ON unless you plan on never going in a park.

    Why should I have to do the configuration and know the laws?
    Every gun owner should be familiar with the laws of their state and the states in which they plan to carry their guns.


    My sense is this is nothing more than a reminder.
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    I just download the applicable pages from Handgunlaw.us to my tablet to keep as a reference. I don't have a smart phone.
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