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Are you a "guardian of the polls?"

Discussion in 'Legal' started by BigRedBowtie, Oct 27, 2004.

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  1. BigRedBowtie

    BigRedBowtie Member

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    Are there any laws prohibiting carry in voting places?

    I suppose there may be laws in some states about carrying in the places that host the elections, but is there a prohibition on carrying to a polling-place in general?

    In MN, school carry is a-o-k (for now), as is church carry, which covers most polling places here.

    Any input?
     
  2. Chipperman

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    I vote in a school, so it's no CCW for me. :(
     
  3. txgho1911

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    I have studied the Indiana code. In Indiana carry is prhibited in polling places. My polling place is in a church where carry is not specificaly prohibited but will be for Nov 2. I will be outside more than the 50' distance with vote roll call records printed on one In congressional dist 7 Julia Carson.
     
  4. Harry Tuttle

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    My state senator made the claim that unless they banned assault rifles, people could carry them to the polls

    Gee, most of the polls are in schools
     
  5. RRTX

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    Nope, polling places are off limits to concealed carry here in TX.
     
  6. Black Snowman

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    No CCW in my state and I vote at a school. I do, however, only live a block and a half away so can provide supporting fire on short notice if nessicary ;)
     
  7. BigRedBowtie

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    Any Minnesotans know if there is a specific prohibition in the land o'lakes? Being that hte MPPA is on hold- schools are ok, but as I never had a permit under the "old" law, what's the skinny?
     
  8. Flyboy

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    So far as I can tell, Oklahoma has no prohibition about carrying at a polling place. That said, schools are clearly prohibited (though carry in schools is prohibited). Does anybody else see anything I've missed here?
     
  9. burbanite

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    I'm doing a 6 till 6 shift at one of our local polling stations and I'll be leaving my gun at home.
     
  10. Valkman

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    We have lots of temp polling places, and the one I voted in was like a double-wide trailer kind of thing. It wasn't posted so I carried on in and did my business. They have these everywhere, outside and in, in stores and malls and all kinds of places.
     
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