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

If it is not alowed in your area let us know if you like.

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mljdeckard
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.

DC300a
November 4, 2008, 02:44 PM
I did not.

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

RippinSVT
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.

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

NeoSpud
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.

beardownwildcat
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

FLR72
November 4, 2008, 03:08 PM
No, but next time I will vote absentee so I can.

SaltH2OHokie
November 4, 2008, 03:09 PM
Legal in VA so far as I know, but not at schools (where I voted.)

HK G3
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~!

md7
November 4, 2008, 03:12 PM
no.
it is not legal to do in mississippi.

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

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

misANTHrope
November 4, 2008, 04:02 PM
yessir

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

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

tmajors
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. ;)

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

BBQLS1
November 4, 2008, 04:20 PM
Not legal in Louisiana.

adam_oz
November 4, 2008, 04:23 PM
no
Not 21:cuss:

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

FLA2760
November 4, 2008, 04:26 PM
Although Illegal in FL I voted on absentee ballot so yeah I was armed.

kludge
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.

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

rioalumni05
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.

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

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

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

SRT1
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.
SRT

FLA2760
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.

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

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

Mac45
November 4, 2008, 05:10 PM
No, polling place is a school.

tdyoung58
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.

wep45
November 4, 2008, 05:38 PM
cant carry in the chi town area :mad:

SigP229R
November 4, 2008, 05:45 PM
Can't be armed at a polling place in NC

tradja
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. :)

19-3Ben
November 4, 2008, 06:21 PM
nope. voted in a school.

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

mgregg85
November 4, 2008, 06:27 PM
I would have, but my voting location is in a elementary school gym, no guns allowed.

MDMadrid
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!

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

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

longtooth
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

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

30mag
November 4, 2008, 08:21 PM
I'm under 21... no CCL for me.

SDGlock23
November 4, 2008, 08:42 PM
I voted today with my Glock 23 at my side :cool:

innerpiece
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..

ip.

cliffy
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

moooose102
November 4, 2008, 09:23 PM
I don't think it is illegal?! But yes i did!

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

zoom6zoom
November 4, 2008, 11:00 PM
Yes, OC.
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/zoom6zoom/gun%20stuff/voted2A.jpg

RippinSVT
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.

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

JohnnyOrygun
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.

piratelooking@40
November 5, 2008, 02:27 AM
Voted early, in a grocery store. No law against carrying in a grocery store. Not yet, anyway.

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

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

RKBABob
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.

silverking
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.

unisonic12
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.

WAshooter
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.

Win52D
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.

Deanimator
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.

javacodeman
November 5, 2008, 04:33 PM
not allowed

brandonq2
November 5, 2008, 05:34 PM
community rec center also...nothing special, no hoo-rah...my 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.

newkahrman
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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