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Just got my CWP in Florida a couple weeks ago and have been carrying ever since. Usually my S&W 642, though sometimes the little P-32.

Well, anyway, I'm on my way to work after dropping the "bank" for the register for my wife off. And I carry of course, since I've a couple hundred dollars in that bright red bank bag. (Who thought that was a good idea?)

So I get to work and start towards my office. I reach for my keys and yeah...there is that 642 sitting in my pocket.

Now, I work at a university...guns not allowed "on campus, in buildings" so off I hustle back to the car and disarm.

*phew*

Though on the other hand, it is nice that I've gotten past that constant awareness of a pound of deadly steel in my pocket!
 

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It is when the piece is totally ''part of the furniture'' we have to think quite consciously of those occasions when we have to legally disarm.

I expect everyone has at some point forgotten when they should not have - I do admit the same. I guess we just have to take stock each time we go anywhere, leave the car etc - not only to check the piece is there properly and concealed (the usual check) but also make the decision as to whether it can properly remain on our person.
 

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Glad to hear it has become enough second nature that you don't think about it. Now the next task is to think about it again, just in a different way.
 

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It was a moment of honest forgetfulness. I wish the laws would change so we could carry on school grounds.

Nice avatar, btw - I've shot many a duck with that model. :rofl:
 

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At least it shows you have gotten comfortable with carrying. :wink:
 

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Betty said:
Nice avatar, btw - I've shot many a duck with that model. :rofl:
Same here, beats freezing your butt off sitting in the middle of Old Hickory! (don't tell anybody but ... I usually shoot that smart*** dog for laughing :yup: )
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That Worries me a little, too

I totally forget that I have my S&W640 in my pocket. I almost went to the post office with it.

One of my friends from out of state told me that he dropped his daughter off at school and as he left the school he realized that he had his Glock on. It is so second nature to him that he only realized his mistake when he started thinking that he needed to go to the gun store to get some ammo.

I guess we all need to be more vigilant. I live 15 miles from the People's Republic of DC.....it would be sad to be doing 5 years for simply forgetting what you are wearing.
 

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I totally forget that I have my S&W640 in my pocket. I almost went to the post office with it.

One of my friends from out of state told me that he dropped his daughter off at school and as he left the school he realized that he had his Glock on. It is so second nature to him that he only realized his mistake when he started thinking that he needed to go to the gun store to get some ammo.

I guess we all need to be more vigilant. I live 15 miles from the People's Republic of DC.....it would be sad to be doing 5 years for simply forgetting what you are wearing.
Post office: I'm not giving a legal opinion here, but there is some grey area for post offices. I know www.thegunzone.com has an article about it. Can't get the link directly because my stupid work computer is blocking the site.

Thank goodness in VA you can be on school grounds with a CHP as long as you don't get out of the car. Not the best option, but better than a lot of others.
 

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PaulG said:
I totally forget that I have my S&W640 in my pocket. I almost went to the post office with it.

One of my friends from out of state told me that he dropped his daughter off at school and as he left the school he realized that he had his Glock on. It is so second nature to him that he only realized his mistake when he started thinking that he needed to go to the gun store to get some ammo.

I guess we all need to be more vigilant. I live 15 miles from the People's Republic of DC.....it would be sad to be doing 5 years for simply forgetting what you are wearing.
Post office: I'm not giving a legal opinion here, but there is some grey area for post offices. I know www.thegunzone.com has an article about it. Can't get the link directly because my stupid work computer is blocking the site.

Thank goodness in VA you can be on school grounds with a CHP as long as you don't get out of the car. Not the best option, but better than a lot of others.
 

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hey Chris is that your 500 in the new Avatar? What load give such a pretty mushroom cloud?

Could stare at that one for long time....
Makes me drool...
 

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is that your 500 in the new Avatar
dimmak - no not a 500 - Bud has one of those, not me (yet).

This pic was from my Raging Bull breathing fire (.454) - also have .454 SRH and my BFR in 45-70 - any or all can breath some fire but this rather whimpy Win load in the Bull was very productive of flame.

If you want or anyone else - apart from the smaller pic I post here, see below - there is a High Res Version - 1494 x 1069 330k - feel free to grab it. This pic is old hat to many but I guess new to a few :smilez:


 

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Post offices in AZ fall under federal buildings.
I respect all the CCW laws herein AZ except in restaurants (AZ is trying to pass a law allowing concealed carry in restaurants). I follow all other ccw laws here.
 

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I realize that PO carry is a grey area

Maybe it will eventually be cleared up legally....I just don't want to be the test case.

My point was that since it is a grey area, I treat it as a prohibited area. Even with this attitude, I forgot and almost broke my own rule about entering a Post Office armed.

Yeah....VA is cool about the dropping students off at school but since my daughter is 28, it doesn't affect me anymore.

My friend who dropped his daughter off at school was in a state where going armed on school property is a definite no-no.

We just have to fight each battle step by step. That't the way we lost our rights and that's the way we'll get them back!
 

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My point was that since it is a grey area, I treat it as a prohibited area. Even with this attitude, I forgot and almost broke my own rule about entering a Post Office armed.
Now if only their employees, while suffering a psychotic episode, would do the same... :hand5: :twak: :rant:
 

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Details, details . . .

It is tough to remember, sometimes, when carrying has become second-nature. My wife and I try to remind each other when we're heading someplace where it's not alllowed (usually a pub!). I've made the nonchalant stroll out to the car a few times to deposit weapon and mags.

Fortunately, we don't have the restaurant ban here in Texas. We do, however, have the 51% rule. If an establishment earns 51% or more of its revenue from alcohol sales for consumption on the premises, no concealed carry.

They did clarify the issue of schools. Premises is defined as the school buildings, so there's no problem carrying as you're dropping someone off, or walking across the grounds. I go back to the AG's website every now and then, just to make sure I still remember things correctly, and they haven't slipped any new ones in on us.

Wouldn't consistency across the country be such a good thing . . .
 

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I've done the same once. We took the kids to a carnival which was on the University grounds. We had to park a good ten minute walk away. As I'm standing in line to get some tickets, it dawns on me that I've got my gun with me and we're on school property. oops.
 

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Yesterday was a classic example of someone 'forgetting' they are carrying.

I was at the commissary at the Air Force Base near me. While going up and down the isles with my wife, I noticed an older fellow, probably about 75 and retired military, who very obviously had a good size bulge on his right hip. Sure enough, he reached down into a cooler and his cover shirt came up to completly expose the bottom of a holster.

The kicker to this story is that it is a Federal crime to carry on a military installation.

A short time later, we were stopped in the same area and I asked very quietly what kind of handgun he was carrying. He immediately got a HORRIFIED look on his face, reached for his side and felt his weapon. His response was "oh my God, I forgot I had it on."

Thanking me several times, he quickly went out to his car and disarmed.
 

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PackerfanXD said:
Post offices in AZ fall under federal buildings.
I respect all the CCW laws herein AZ except in restaurants (AZ is trying to pass a law allowing concealed carry in restaurants). I follow all other ccw laws here.
I once forgot and went into a restaurant in NC that served alcohol (it did not have a bar) I was half way through my meal when the waiter brought a beer out to the next table over. oops, at that point I finished my meal and left.
 
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