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Ever have a "oh yeah take the guns out of trunk" before going to work/travel moment??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gfanikf, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    Now this thread IS NOT for you to say you accidentally drove into NJ once with an assault rifle with a 30 round magazine or something like that, but about if you almost did or how you avoid it.

    Luckily I've never had that issue, but I have had moments in the shower before I go to work where I go, "oh yeah take the guns out of the trunk". I commute to NJ (and NY via train), so getting stopped with guns and ammo and a 30 round M4(22lr) would be a bad idea. I keep having the fear that one time I'll forget. Odds are I'd go back and forth with no issues and feel incredibly lucky...but I'd prefer to not have to worry at all. For me I'm making sure to take everything out when I get back (I had stopped to get groceries and could carry everything back). Anyone else ever have those moments where you COULD, but didn't have left guns in and travel somewhere bad.
  2. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    yeah, ""before"
  3. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Sure! I used to commute into DC every day. Every stray round of ammo rolling around the floorboards of my truck could have put me in jail.

    'Course, if you travel by air the same thing could be said about the carry-on bag you used last month (or last YEAR) to haul some extra stuff to the range!
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Years ago I needed to get some tax forms from the local Federal building and realized I had a Spyderco Endura upon my person. I had parked not so far away but with minimal fare/payment. Anyway, I snuck that blade deep down in a stack of some free magazines/papers in a dispensor right out front. I thought the risk of loss was worth it at the time.. it was still there and I got my forms and didn't get a parking ticket so there you go.
  5. Midwest

    Midwest Well-Known Member

    Yea, I don't have a carry permit. But in Kentucky it is legal to have a loaded handgun in your glove compartment, center console or any factory installed compartment without any kind of permit.

    Almost forgot to take the pistol out of the glove compartment when I was going to take a ride into Ohio, get in the truck, start the truck...that nagging feeling...was I forgetting something..? Open up the glove compartment... Yep... forgot to take the pistol out of the glove box!

    It is not legal to have a loaded handgun in your glove compartment in Ohio or Indiana without a permit. I would imagine it is a felony or close to it. But in KY it is OK.
  6. Zach S

    Zach S Well-Known Member

    Yep, have forgot on occasions that I recall. Have probably forgot on a few occasions and didnt notice... Nothing that would worry me as much as an M4gery in the trunk while going to NJ though.

    A few years ago I went to pay property taxes on my vehicles and remembered to leave the gun in the car. Upon getting in line at the metal detector, and the deputy handing me a basket for my stuff, I realized that I still had my pocketknife and two spare magazines on me... I told him I forgot something and had to run back out to the car, and he asked what I forgot. He said something like "unless you brought drugs or a gun in with you, it probably a big deal." I told him I didn't do drugs, and I remembered to leave my gun in the car, but had my two spare magazines and my pocketknife...

    He said he'd hold on to them there and return them when I left. Grabbed an envelope, asked for my name, and I handed him my stuff. I paid my taxes, got my stuff back, and left through the entrance without incident.

    I shoulda bought a lottery ticket while Lady Luck wasn't looking...
  7. Mr. D

    Mr. D Well-Known Member

    Once I was coming back home from Hagerstown MD. Suddenly realized I was still carrying. That's the reason they never tell you when they say "Concealed means concealed!"
  8. birdshot8's

    birdshot8's Well-Known Member

    I get a kick out of the announcements at my daughters High school, reminding the students to remove their deer rifles or shotguns before coming to school.
  9. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    I've walked home from the repair shop with more guns on me than I had coming in because I'd forgotten to remove one from my truck. Fortunately, it was a handgun. :evil:
    I've also stopped mid-stride, done an about-face, and returned to my truck to stash one I was carrying on more than one occasion when going into a firearms-prohibited place.
  10. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    How about living 34 miles from work and dropping your vehicle off near work for some repairs and rememebering pistol in console and you work for a bank with a no weapons policy. I had to pull into a semi empty parking lot, wrap the pistol in a hand towel I keep tucked between my seat and console and hide it in the "hidden" compartment under the back seat where the jack is stored. This was a fully equipped shop so no need for them to access the emergency jack.

    But not nearly as frightening as a friend who nearly walked into the Smithsonian in DC (metal detectors) carrying a Kel-Tec .32. I won't risk the flames and say how he resolved that issue.
  11. Jeff F

    Jeff F Well-Known Member

    I rented a safety deposit box at a wells fargo in Reno because I forgot a handgun in my jeep and was on my way to Sacramento CA. I did not want to do a 120 mile round trip just to take it home.
  12. Ingsoc75

    Ingsoc75 Well-Known Member

    Or working at a Navy/DOE nuclear facility and right as you pass the guard post you remember that the Yugo SKS you took to the range the previous day was still in the trunk of your car. :banghead:
  13. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    I was waiting to pass through the gate to get to my sons on post house when I noticed the loaded AR mag in the glove box, I thought hell that will bring down some scrutiny if the check me out. I guess I must have looked like a good guy and they passed me right on through, when I got out in my sons drive I noticed the 380 stuck in the compartments attached to the door. Just about shat myself thinking of what the MP would have done after walking up to my open door and looking down.
  14. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    Every day. I work on-post. :)
  15. neededausername

    neededausername Well-Known Member

    I work for an independent contractor inside of two different companies. One company we do work for is very gun friendly and i routinely have long guns and pistols in my trunk inside their parking garage because the range is my way home. I even talk with their security guards about what I'm planning to shoot and there are no problems. The other company we contract for builds jet airplanes and is technically located on a national airports property, and they are very touchy about weapons, even a pocketknife is a no no. So yes I have "oh yeah" moments from time to time switching between the two.
  16. ChCx2744

    ChCx2744 Well-Known Member

    Walked into a post office CC'ing once. Didn't realize it until hours later, when I went to use the bathroom at home. :uhoh:

    I mean I knew I had it on me during the errands I was doing AFTER the post office, but didn't realize I had it on me in the post office until I got home.

    No harm no foul. Won't ever do it again. ;)
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  17. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    An "oh, crap" moment.

    A long time ago I drove up to the Rocky Flats nuclear trigger plant on some business with my "car gun," a .380, and had just pulled in when I noticed the no firearms sign. I mean, this is Colorado, and it's not so hard to forget you've got a gun in the car.

    Could not back out, there was a car behind me, and the only way to handle it was to tell the guard I had a firearm, and could I pull in and turn around and go back out?

    No problem. He just told me I'd have to unload it, surrender the gun, and I'd get it back on the way out.

    Gave me a receipt with the serial number and that was that. When I left, I handed him the receipt, got my gun, and off I drove. No muss, no fuss, no hassle.

    Had to do the same thing a couple of times on later occasions, and it got to be routine. Over the years, I thought that guard had handled the gun more than anyone else in the world besides me --until I started to teach my sons to shoot.

    I understand that some states have a law that if you're going to prohibit firearms, you have to have some kind of procedure for honest law-abiding citizens to check in their legal personal defense firearms.

    Now that's the way it ought to be everywhere!

    Terry, 230RN
  18. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I tried to avoid the occupied, communists states, (I don't even like to fly over them for fear of a forced landing where my gun would be illegal) but alas work takes me to them sometime.

    I often keep one of my Makarovs with FMJ in my car. This is legal in my state as I am a CCW holder. I had to drive to northern NJ for work, and when I got close to the building for my appointment, I noticed a NJ State Police mandatory check point, where officers were pulling people over and checking their cars. If I hadn't taken that little Mak out, I would have really been sweating. It becomes my turn, and the officer waves me through as I had an out of state license, and they were just checking NJ licenses for proper vehicle inspections.
  19. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

  20. tech30528

    tech30528 Well-Known Member

    Sort of. I do some service work for the county sheriff's office (auto repair). I stopped by the courthouse one time to drop off some paperwork at the commissioner's office and had my carry on me. Oops. Anyway, the gaurd at the doors handled it well and held the sidearm and holster for me until I got back. Had I been driving my own truck I would have gone out and locked it up in there but I was driving a customer's car at the time.

    BTW, you might think driving a police car would be fun, it 's not. First, flipping on the lights or sirens (outside the shop of course) is impersonation and is a misdemeanor. And you can't get a decent test drive in one because everybody in front of you goes reeeally slow.

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