Carry in Banks?

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  1. Yoda

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    I've had several cops and ex-cops tell me that it is illegal to carry, concealed or otherwise, in a bank, because it is "a federally-insured insititution." I've never been able to get any of them to show me where such a law actually exists, but they insist it's true. Maybe it's the same as that mythical ICC regulation that prevents truck drivers from carrying concealed.

    Anyway, I go into the bank all the time with a concealed J-frame, and I know we've all read the stories about customers with concealed gun who were able to help out the good guys when the time came.

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  2. camslam

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    All that tells me is that those LEO need to brush up on a little thing called the law.

    There may be some state that has a law saying a bank can say no to guns, but none of the states I frequent have that law.

    The federal insured part has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with it. Maybe if you are talking Ft. Knox, but othewise, you should be fine, unless state law says otherwise.

    That is based on my experience in the last 2 states I have lived.
     
  3. El Tejon

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    Are these cops ex-Army who were stationed in North Carolina?
     
  4. Solo Flyer

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    Depends on the state as camslam and El Tejon have stated. In Florida you're fine.In North Carolina you are not.
     
  5. TAB

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    in CA carrying in a bank= crime. Other states have simlar laws, check your state laws.

    Now carrying in a federal reserve bank= federal crime.
     
  6. Geno

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    In Michigan, CCW in a bank is perfectly fine. Banks and pharmacies are the two places you would not catch me dead without a CCW.
     
  7. jackdanson

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    Depends on state. It is legal in MO, most banks have a no carry sign though..
     
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    Concealed or even open carry is legal in WA banks.
     
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    Florida is legal according to everything in my ccw packet, no mention about banks only schools,sanctioned sporting events and gov buildings. In fact I've never even seen a no gun sign in the cape canaveral area and believe me I look all the time since I've joined this forum.:evil:
     
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    You're fine in VA as long as there's not a No Guns sign on the door.
     
  11. jfrey

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    In Texas, as long as it isn't a Federal Bank or they display the state 30.06 sign, you are good to go. The bank where my wife works has the little ghost busters sign on the door and i walk on in. She is in charge of such regulations and she knows I do it. The president of the bank is a big hunter and he knows better than to put the signage on the door.
     
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    Now for the mandatory "IN Texas" posting!:banghead:

    In Texas you can carry concealed, with permit, into banks. The little "no guns allowed" sign means NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

    HOWEVER, if the establishment has a "30.06" sign posted at the entrance, fully visable from outside the door, then carry there is a no-no.:cuss:

    All that being said, I personally have never seen such a sigh posted at any of the local banks.:D

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  13. Judicator

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    Nothing in Oregon law says you can't carry in a bank. Personally, I'll carry a gun wherever I bloody well want to, as long as it's concealed well enough, they'll never find out. If I do need to use it, the situation will be critical enough that resolving it will be worth whatever penalty they wanna slap me with.
     
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    It actually makes zero sense to limit carry in banks, even states that barely issue concealed weapons permits, (hint: When they do, it's often because the requester is responsible for DEPOSITING large sums of money), don't makes banks off limits. Talk about creating a target rich environment, how long do you suppose it would take for armed robbers to figure out robbing bank customers AFTER they leave or BEFORE they walk in with that nights receipts would be a low risk plan...?

    I don't get some LEO's do they really think they can be EVERYWHERE all the TIME? Do their departments have a detail tasked to escorting business bank deposits to the bank each night? :banghead: No? you say we can't, we only have ten deputies patrolling the entire county (Marion Co. FL ) at night, we don't have time, really? THEN shut the pie hole..!!!! (borrowed from Glenn Beck) :rolleyes:
     
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    In NC, it's true that you can't CCW in a bank. But open carry is okay, as long as the individual bank permits it. If they don't, they have to post a sign like any other business.
     
  16. D94R

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    Add Utah to another state where carry in the Banks is OK. I OC every time I make deposits.
     
  17. PennsyPlinker

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    CC or OC in PA banks is fine. Well, in most PA banks anyway. There is one where my friend jahwarrior is having some trouble. But I've been in a number of banks, my own and others, OC, without any trouble. I've gotten a couple of nervous stares, but no one came in and robbed any of them, much less shot me first because I was OCing. :neener:
     
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    Please add my name to any and all lists (if they exist) for people who would change banks IMMEDIATELY in the event I ever saw a 30.06 sign on the door in Texas. I can't think of a place I feel more of a need to carry in, except maybe the Post Office, but we all know how that goes :banghead: .
     
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    There was a rather lengthy discussion of this under "Only feds can carry in here"

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=382274

    which drifted off into civil rights vs. property rights. Locked, eventually.

    I, for one, am curious as to the truth of "federal crime because it's federally insured." Doesn't sound like federal property, so it sounds like a stretch.

    +1 to the folks who stand up, complain and/or change banks because of this.

    As others have said, just because it has been recognized as a civil right doesn't mean the fight is over.
     
  20. bdickens

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    Those cops and ex cops you talked to are full of bovine excrement. Wheter or not you can carry in a bank is entirely up to state law.
     
  21. loneviking

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    It's legal in Nevada.
     
  22. Byron Quick

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    It's legal in Georgia, sign or no sign. They can put up signs visible a mile away and that has no force in state law.
     
  23. kurtmax

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    Legal in Alabama OC or CC.

    Localities might have laws still on the books prohibiting it but they are void due to statewide preemption laws. But if they do have local restrictions on weapons, than only handguns are exempt so be careful and don't bring in long-guns or prohibited knives or oc spray or flyswatters or anything.
     
  24. Chipperman

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    Perfectly legal in MA. I'm always packing when I go into my bank.
     
  25. JesseL

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    Legal in Arizona.

    I've open carried into a few of the local Wells Fargo branches and nobody batted an eyelash.
     
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