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Carry in a Bank?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Bobson, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. JohnBT

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    Interesting link to the Federal Reserve system, isn't it. Now if only people would read it all.

    "It is not "owned" by anyone and is not a private, profit-making institution."

    "the Federal Reserve is subject to oversight by the Congress, which often reviews the Federal Reserve's activities and can alter its responsibilities by statute."

    "the Reserve Banks issue shares of stock to member banks"

    "The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan"
     
  2. gfanikf

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    Now if only my wife said that! ;)

    One thought I had that gave me a laugh was the listing of Professional and Semi-Professional Events....where do Pro Wrasslin/Sports Entertainment fall into it!

    As funny as it sounds one of Vince McMahons big legal/lobbying battles was getting "Pro Wrestling" removed from the regulatory purview of State Athletic Boards/Commissions....but before I go on further, this is a gun board, not a Wrestling one. lol
     
  3. Bobson

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    Alrighty. Called the bank this morning and spoke with the same banker I saw yesterday. He said the branch manager was busy, but put me on hold for a short while and went to find out for me.

    Branch manager says branch policy changed recently to allow carry in the bank - either open or concealed. People have been asking pretty regularly since the change, and several people are seen open-carrying inside each week.

    Good stuff.
     
  4. Alaska444

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    I guess you didn't read this part:

    This is from their own website. I would suggest you do your own research on the Fed but since this is a gun webpage, I will forgo a long diatribe on its history or its dangers as a central bank.

    Lots of sources on the Fed if you are interested. But in short, it is NOT part of the Federal government, it CONTROLS ALL of our monetary policies and in such has undue influence on who wins or loses elections and so much more. Go read the history of President Andrew Jackson and why he eliminated the central bank in his time in office.

    Lastly, if the Fed makes the decisions and does NOT have to answer to congress or the president for their decisions, what kind of oversight does the president and congress have upon that private corporation?

    Enough on that especially since this is not the real topic of this thread, but much more for all to learn. The Fed is not Federal at all.
     
  5. rondog

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    I conducted a transaction at a bank once involving a large sum of cash, large enough that it was handled in a private room. The bank brought in a security guard for "protection", but I'm pretty sure that I was the only one armed in that room, especially with TWO handguns. Of course, I didn't advertise it either.
     
  6. gazpacho

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    My bank is firearm and dog friendly. You can have a sixgun on your hip and fido on a lease, and the only difference in their service is that they will give your, dog a free puppy biscuit.
     
  7. jaysouth

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    I have a very good relationship with my local bank. When meeting someone to buy or sell a gun FTF, I meet them in an empty office in the bank. It is not lost on the other party that they are on camera from the time they enter the parking lot until they leave.

    Bank staffers including the branch manager are OK with the arrangement. I have also sold three guns to staffers over the last 7 or 8 years ago.

    A couple of months ago, someone selling a gun, met the "buyer" in a dark parking lot. They shot him dead, took his guns, wallet and watch. No one has been fingered yet.
     
  8. Deanimator

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    There is NO federal prohibition on carrying in a bank, although imbeciles will tell you that FDIC insurance makes ANY bank a "federal" building.

    It's purely a state and local matter.

    In Ohio, you can carry in any bank that's not specifically posted, or not physically located on a government installation or inside a government building.
     
  9. zorro45

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    Yes, I've always found that using one of those lockable depository cloth bags is a great way to carry at a bank!
     
  10. NavyLCDR

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    Why not just carry the gun in your purse?
     
  11. zorro45

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    its hard to find one in camouflage to match the rest of my outfit
     
  12. Clippers

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    Ever since I got my CCW I've noticed some signs that restrict conceal carry, but pay no attention to them. The saying " I would rather be judged by twelve than carried by six " sticks in my mind.
     
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    No! Do NOT call and ask. If it's not posted, it's legal. If they don't want it, they have to post it, or ask you to leave. Calling and asking merely gives them the chance to hem-and-haw and create enough obfuscation that they 'll discourage you without being legally liable for their own actions.

    www.handgunlaw.us
     
  15. PavePusher

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    Oops, O.K., disregard my previous statement... :eek:
     
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    You didn't tell anyone did you?
     
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    In my state if it bank is not legally marked I just walk on in.
     
  18. marv

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    Not a problem here in Hoosierland. I carry in the bank all the time. In fact, the manager of my branch bank notarized my last 2 apps for LTCH renewal.
     
  19. JoePfeiffer

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    Well, no, your previous statement was exactly correct (well, in my state, NM, it would be). No reason to open up any unnecessary cans of worms. It turned out the OP got the reasonable response, but he mightn't have.
     
  20. gym

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    You can always use the drive thru teller. I never go in the bank, unless it's a mortgage or loan or something big. You can do all your deposits and withdrawls outside in the comfort of your car.
    I went to the DMV last week and parked riht in front, I don't like leaving a gun in a car, from my NYC days. Now I live in a small town " i was the only one there" but in NY if you leave a gun in the car, and somone steals it, you are unlikelly to get your permit restored.
    And breaking into cars was the number one thing to fear, even in parking lots.
     
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    Bank carry is not prohibited here in WV unless the property is posted. In the 14 years I've lived here, I've never seen a bank that was (or hardly anywhere else, for that matter).

    There was actually an attempted robbery a couple of years ago at the bank branch I use. The idiot didn't go inside like most robbers do, he pulled up to the driveup window and passed in a note! Needless to say, he left empty-handed.
     
  22. Yelovitz_503

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    I'm carrying every time I deposit my paychecks. There's no law against it in Oregon, so unless it's posted on the door any regular old bank branch is fine to carry into (so long as it stays concealed). Some people might think it's not worth the potential hassle if someone does see it but as someone pointed out already that's got more to do with where you are than what you're doing. I do a good job of keeping it concealed and have never had a problem.
     
  23. NavyLCDR

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    Open carry in a bank is legal in all but a few cities in Oregon.
     
  24. Yelovitz_503

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    Yeah but I live in/near a few of those cities... Portland, Tigard, Oregon City, even in Lake Oswego (where I'm pretty sure it's legal to open carry) you'll end up spending a lot more time talking to the police than you wanted to that day, even if what you're doing is legal. (L.O. police just have nothing to do, so the slightest thing gets turned into a state of emergency).

    The OP was just asking about carry in general into a bank, not necessarily open carry. IMHO open carry is generally more trouble than it's worth, but that's just me. I would think a person can reasonably expect to catch some grief open carrying into a bank even if they are well within their rights to do so, and not threatening in any way. It's just the nature of where you are, but I wouldn't do it here in Oregon just to be safe.
     
  25. NavyLCDR

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    I think part of the negativity surrounding open carry comes from speculations made by those who haven't. For example, I have open carried in Navy Federal Credit Union in Oak Harbor, WA numerous times, including into the account representative's office and received no comments or strange looks. 95% of the public here in Washington either never notices or never indicate that they notice. 4% that notice show some type of support with a positive comment or positive gesture or ask an honest question. Of the 1% that show a negative reaction, the majority and most vehement of those are the people that can't resist telling me they carry their gun concealed and I should too.

    That's just been my real life experiences in several years of open carrying in Washington, including places such as the credit union and SEATAC International Airport.
     
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