Voting Armed.


November 4, 2008, 02:40 PM
Lets find out how many was able to vote armed.

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November 4, 2008, 02:41 PM
I most certainly am. I won't alarm the people at the senior citizen's center today by open carrying though.

November 4, 2008, 02:44 PM
I did not.

November 4, 2008, 02:44 PM
Not allowed in the great state of Wisconsin, OK maybe it is not so great.

November 4, 2008, 02:45 PM
I did not, but my .357 was in the car 15 feet from the door of the polling station. I wasn't wearing heavy enough clothing to to carry my little 7-shot .357 since it's bulkier than others. I should have worn a bigger shirt. lol.

November 4, 2008, 02:58 PM
Texas prohibits lawful concealed carry in polling places.

November 4, 2008, 03:02 PM
I actually don't know if carrying in a polling place is illegal in TN, but carrying in a school sure is. My local polling place was a middle school, so you can bet I was unarmed.

November 4, 2008, 03:08 PM
i always thought guns and polling places was illegal on a federal level, voter intimidation and all that jazz

November 4, 2008, 03:08 PM
No, but next time I will vote absentee so I can.

November 4, 2008, 03:09 PM
Legal in VA so far as I know, but not at schools (where I voted.)

November 4, 2008, 03:09 PM
Not allowed to vote while armed in AZ

Ala Dan
November 4, 2008, 03:10 PM
I vote at a school, so 'nuff said~! :uhoh: ;)

WAKE UP AMERICA- McCain-Palin Now Playing At Your Polling Place~!

November 4, 2008, 03:12 PM
it is not legal to do in mississippi.

November 4, 2008, 03:52 PM
not allowed to carry in a polling place in fl so i took my back up, my fists

November 4, 2008, 03:52 PM
I voted early in the County building. No weapons allowed. :banghead:

November 4, 2008, 04:02 PM

November 4, 2008, 04:04 PM
My precinct is in a school, so no.

November 4, 2008, 04:04 PM
No cause it's illegal in Fl.

November 4, 2008, 04:05 PM
Sorta did. I dropped off my absentee ballot at the court house so had to disarm at the car before going in. So the spirit was willing, laws were weak.

Mike U.
November 4, 2008, 04:11 PM
Well, don't know if this counts, but, I always carry a pair of one-handed folders in the front pockets. Did so today when I voted to keep the socialist out of power.

Since police view pocketknives as weapons, I suppose I did vote armed. Even though I don't carry folders for weapons purposes. I'm ambidextrous. ;)

November 4, 2008, 04:16 PM
Nope,voted at a school.

November 4, 2008, 04:20 PM
Not legal in Louisiana.

November 4, 2008, 04:23 PM
Not 21:cuss:

November 4, 2008, 04:24 PM
Left it in the car. Voted at a school, as if it mattered.

November 4, 2008, 04:26 PM
Although Illegal in FL I voted on absentee ballot so yeah I was armed.

November 4, 2008, 04:34 PM
No. My precinct is located at the local school. Carry at a school is a felony.

Mr Crowley
November 4, 2008, 04:35 PM
I chose to leave my ccw under the seat and follow the law here and vote unarmed. However, the 6 or 7 old ladies that were running the place have all known my dad since he was born and also known me since I was born. So I probably didn't have anything to worry about there.

November 4, 2008, 04:42 PM
Voted at a school. Not armed.

November 4, 2008, 04:43 PM
my precinct was in a volunteer firehouse, and there was a LARGE no gun sign on the front door.

November 4, 2008, 04:43 PM
No. Left the SIG in the car while I voted at the VFD station.

November 4, 2008, 04:45 PM
My state votes by mail-in ballot.
I was of course... armed.

November 4, 2008, 04:46 PM
afraid of intimidation like in Philadelphia??

November 4, 2008, 04:47 PM
I carry everywhere that there aren't metal detectors. Voted armed and concealed as I do everything else in my day.

November 4, 2008, 04:51 PM
Well, a lot do the absentee ballot thing here in Florida. So many I am sure were armed when they filled out the absentee ballots.I am sure this is popular in other states too. I think that we should keep in mind this fact when the "media" exit poll nonsense starts this evening.

30 cal slob
November 4, 2008, 04:53 PM
nope. school. (CT).

could have though, if i had permission from the principal.

November 4, 2008, 04:53 PM
Polling station was at a school too.

November 4, 2008, 05:05 PM
Nope. In a govt. building. :rolleyes:

November 4, 2008, 05:10 PM
No, polling place is a school.

November 4, 2008, 05:20 PM
Luckily I live in PA where it's legal unless at a school, federal build or courthouse. Since I vote at a firehouse it's all good.

My GF and I both Open Carried today as we voted.... where did all these people come from. No negative incidents

Did get to talk with one older gentleman afterwards while waiting outside for my GF to finish, her line was twice as long as mine, who asked if it was legal or I was security....LOL Told him I wasn't security and that it was perfectly legal. We talked for a while about the Election and he told me he was scared that Obama would win. I think most old people are, the ones old enough to remember the Depression, WW II and the nazi's, the communism of the 50's/60's and watching Walter Cronkite on the news and the race riots of the later 60's..... Gave him a PA Gunrights Flyer as well, he told me he has a LTCF. and has been considering carrying again, told him I understood perfectly.

November 4, 2008, 05:38 PM
cant carry in the chi town area :mad:

November 4, 2008, 05:45 PM
Can't be armed at a polling place in NC

November 4, 2008, 06:09 PM
Here in Oregon, you only vote by mail. I filled out my ballot sitting at my kitchen table.

Joe Demko
November 4, 2008, 06:12 PM
The two elderly ladies who staff the polling place at the VFD in my tiny borough didn't wand me or ask me anything but my name.

Big Boomer
November 4, 2008, 06:18 PM
Couldn't...Texas State Law. I had to leave my baby in the car...

Kind of Blued
November 4, 2008, 06:21 PM
I voted last week, but I went in to FOUR polling places today on business (note the lack of quotation marks around the word "business").

Two were churches, and two were types of residential clubhouses, so I carried in all of them.

I saw a lady with a beard at one of them, and that was the most exciting/terrifying part of my day. :)

November 4, 2008, 06:21 PM
nope. voted in a school.

November 4, 2008, 06:21 PM
YES! Seecamp, front pocket. Always carring when legal.

November 4, 2008, 06:27 PM
I would have, but my voting location is in a elementary school gym, no guns allowed.

November 4, 2008, 06:30 PM
Texas prohibits lawful concealed carry in polling places.

As does South Carolina

FWIW - sounds like voters in Penn. needed to be armed when they vote!

November 4, 2008, 06:58 PM
My polling place is an Elementry School.

November 4, 2008, 07:17 PM
Can't do it where I am. Or, rather, can't do it without serious consequences.

November 4, 2008, 07:33 PM
Polling places are off limits to carry in Texas. Voted for McCain/Palin w/o my gun but not unarmed. Gerber was w/ me.;)

Defense Minister
November 4, 2008, 07:36 PM
I believe I was armed when I dropped my ballot off in the mail.:D

November 4, 2008, 08:17 PM
In my polling place it is illegal to carry on the property (School building).

November 4, 2008, 08:21 PM
I'm under 21... no CCL for me.

November 4, 2008, 08:42 PM
I voted today with my Glock 23 at my side :cool:

November 4, 2008, 08:50 PM
lol whats the point?!?
I carry, but Im also not so "gung-ho" that I feel like I need to carry any and every where.. I have a right, I exerscize it, but I dont pu**** it just because I can.....

mostr of us carry responsibly, and most of us have common sence...

but, unfortunately, there are a few who just want to carry any and everywhere because they think guns are cool, and dont respect them as tools..


November 4, 2008, 09:11 PM
No American voting place in America requires armament, thus far. We are a safe and free country to date. Let's VOTE to Keep it that way. This ain't Nicaragua to date. This ain't even Iran, Iraq, or Afganistan to date. This is AMERICA, even if now under threat of Communistic take-over. America will wake up when under siege; I believe that with all my heart. cliffy

November 4, 2008, 09:23 PM
I don't think it is illegal?! But yes i did!

November 4, 2008, 10:50 PM
I live in Illinois. What do you think?:mad::banghead::cuss:

November 4, 2008, 11:00 PM
Yes, OC.

November 4, 2008, 11:03 PM
It would have been helpful to those people in PA who had Black Panthers physically guarding to door to the polling office, had anyone defied them and it got physical.

November 5, 2008, 12:25 AM
Voted on campus, so I couldn't :banghead:

November 5, 2008, 02:01 AM
Yes I did vote armed, but in Oregon it's a mail in or drop off election. So I don't think anyone noticed.

November 5, 2008, 02:27 AM
Voted early, in a grocery store. No law against carrying in a grocery store. Not yet, anyway.

November 5, 2008, 03:34 AM
This is the 2nd election in a row I voted while armed, and I love it!

November 5, 2008, 07:58 AM
Polling place is a school. No-no in VA.

November 5, 2008, 08:32 AM
No firearms for me, my polling place was in a school. Though I did have a folding knife in my pocket... I wonder if thats illegal? :confused:

Sheldon J
November 5, 2008, 11:35 AM
My precinct was in a fire station so yes.

November 5, 2008, 11:47 AM
Another Michigan schoolhouse voter----NO carry zone---PERIOD

Scrap Olis
November 5, 2008, 12:08 PM
I did; my rural voting poll is located in a church.

November 5, 2008, 01:15 PM
I'm in CT and, as far as I know, carrying at a polling place isn't illegal. However, having a gun on primary or secondary school property is a class D felony and my local polling place was at a middle school. I don't give a rat's ass about policies or "no gun" signs, but I won't take the chance on a state or federal level.

November 5, 2008, 02:26 PM
Did anyone hear about the possible black panther intimidation at the polls? I think that would be justification enough to want to carry to the polls.

November 5, 2008, 02:33 PM
I'm new to AZ so I'm not sure about the state law...I do know that I couldn't. Most of the polling places are on school grounds. No guns allowed withing 500 feet of the school.

November 5, 2008, 02:36 PM
The polling place was in the city rec center which is posted. I carried before and after. Left my S&W Model 36 in the pocket holster in the car when I went in to vote.

November 5, 2008, 04:33 PM
not allowed

November 5, 2008, 05:34 PM
community rec center also...nothing special, no 1911 was on my side just like every other waking moment of my life...i call it self preservation, simply a will to live my life without fear of the average crackhead.

November 5, 2008, 09:09 PM
I worked the polls yesterday in va. I was not informed on any laws against firearms. You could not wear political gear though.

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