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Hotel Policy on checking in with weapons/guns

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Military Mike, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. Military Mike

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    Ok here is the question. My trip is planned for OCT of this year when I get back from my deployment. About amonth before my trip I will be picking up two of my own POW's (personally owned weapons) and flying with them. Yes theses are legal and will be put into my checked bags. I will be flying with all the correct paperwork and I am fully permited in all states. They will be traveling with me back to my HOR (home of record) after my trip is concluded in vegas. Now should I call and ask the hotel what their policy is on this subject or just not say anything? Has anyone run into something like this before?
     
  2. nostresshere

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    I did a google and found lots of answers and websites that are devoted to carrying.

    Though I do not carry, I would surely think anything concealed on your person or in your bag is not going to cause a problem.

    I would also remind you that the answer to any question asked of someone that does not know can EASILY be "no". Don't ask, don't tell still rings true.
     
  3. Sonya

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    I don't know the law either, but Nevada seems to be pretty gun friendly. Unless you plan to strap them all to your body and walk through the casino with them, I agree with the don't ask, don't tell policy.
     
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    you could always just call the hotel from a payphone or unlisted number and without giving any information on yourself just tell them that you will be passing through staying at the hotel and wondered if the hotel had a weapons policy. don't give any other personal information, just say that you are inquiring and hang up after you get the info. I wouldn't be surprised if the hotel doesn't have some kind of weapons policy (don't bring em, lol).

    as the other poster mentioned, usually best to don't ask, don't tell. keep your weapons in your suitcase out of sight and it should probably be okay. I'm sure there are lots of people carrying but keeping them concealed.
     
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    Nevadians seem to be very gun friendly (I love The Gun Store :D) so I'd just not say anything and keep yourself quiet and out of the way. Don't cause any reason for being the center of attention sort of thing...
     
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    Don't ask, don't tell and stow and secure properly in your room so you do not freak out housekeeping, but you sound like a smart responsible gun owner, so I am sure you know that.

    It's best not to ask, because they may want you to secure in house safe, prescribe some odd requests and/or you might freak out some phone op who has no clue.

    Just be discreet, stow properly and yes, I don't suggest strapping up on the strip, even concealed.
     
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    I would go with don't ask don't tell as well, but I would be a bit concerned about leaving them in the room, unless they can all fit in the safe. Not because of safety, but because of the chance of theft.
     
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    My curiosity got the best of me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Nevada is a good start.

    Nevada is an open carry state and issues concealed carry permits. I know I've seen guns in the casino a few times. Usually someone leans forwards or adjust their coat at a table and you get a little peek.

    I am not sure what the specific hotel's policy is though. Any idea where you are staying?
     
  9. BlueSkadoo

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    Do you have a POC at Nellis? Maybe they could advise you of how/what you could do with them and best advice since they live it and surely have dealt with it before. You don't want to have your good time delayed even if you do have your paperwork. (Sorry if you're not AF, but I would think they would be pretty helpful since you are deployed.)
     
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    I don't want to say I don't believe you are license in EVERY State to carry a side arm but I will say you might be mistaken.....with that said, how do you plan on taking your side arm from "CHECKED" luggage and now conceal it on your person in the airport ?......I know I wouldn't do that no matter if I'm license or not in that state.....PERIOD

    I would call the hotel in question....Then I would call one of the gun stores / gun ranges and ask for a manager or store owner and tell him what you have posted here....I might also consider calling the Nevada State Police too.

    Thanks for your service to our country and good luck and have LOTS of fun with your new toys.... :)
     
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    I went to the casino in Capetown south Africa and they just had an arms drop off "cage" next to the entrance (parking garage one). This info is of no use to you of course but I thought it was funny.
     
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    I would certianly check Nevada's gun laws first before you carry one to the hotel.
     
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    Main Street Station, the casino I am most familiar with has a sign on every entrance that firearms are prohibited.
     
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    No offense to BlueSkadoo on this, but I'd strongly recommend against this. The carry/privately owned weapons policies on an airbase are WAY more restrictive than anything you'll find anywhere in Nevada, and the amount of beauracracy you'd face would drain a ton of valuable time from your vacation.
     
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    Don't say anything and just lock them in the safe when you leave the room. No one will know, no one will care. I carry everywhere I can but don't bother taking them to the casino because I've never felt the need.
     
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    Thanks guys if the two were handguns I would not have a problem but one is a rifle and the other is a handgun. I know what you are talking about Mike m235. I dont keep them on base at bliss they are kept at a friends house. I was just thinking of keeping them both locked up in the same pelican case that would have two locks on it per tsa requirement and I would not have any ammo with me so it would be useless for me to carry the handgun on me. Also this is vegas to much booze and stupid people around to even want to carry if I am not on the job. Also to the people who tend to believe it cannot be possible to be permited to carry in all or a majority of the states just check out the receprosity that a MA class A permit has and the Utah permit. I am pretty much covered. Thanks for all the help and I think I will just be checking it into the room and not saying anything because they are not going to be seeing the light of day till I get to my home in MA.
     
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    Put the double lock pelican under the bed if possible, otherwise top of closet.
    As out of sight, out of mind as possible.

    You should be good
     
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    Our general mode of operation in Vegas is to have the DO NOT DISTURB sign out for the entire trip. Here is another reason for that.
     
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    Just trying to help...so PLEASE believe me, you are NOT covered in MANY states...I've held a permit probably longer then you are old and I am still learning more and more restrictions being put on gun owners, even as we speak.

    So pretty much you are covered in MA and Utah but there are many other states you are NOT....most state carry permits do NOT just carry over to another state just because where you obtained it had very strict or much more strict standards then another state you may be travelling through...I don't live in NV so I can't speak directly for NV restrictions but I know in NYS you would be arrested with any hand gun you might carry or have in procession....and NOW many states are cracking down on magazine capacities....so even if you visited a state that would honor your MA permit, you might lose that firearm for a very long time if the capacity of the magazine violates there max allow capacity.

    From everything I know you will probably be good in Vegas.....HOWEVER, many other states you will not be.

    Especially since most recent events, Sandy Hook for example, any and all firearms are being more restricted then ever.

    DON'T take someone's word on what rights you may or may not have....go to the source and get it in writing...those carry permits are getting harder and harder to come by....and once you lose it, even for a very small infraction...you will NEVER get it back...

    BTW do you remember Plexico Burress (NYG Wide Receiver)......shot himself in the leg at a night club in NYC....he once held a carry permit in Florida....that permit even if it was still valid (it expired) wouldn't have meant shit for him....NYC has a MANDATORY 3 year sentence for a illegal firearm...but with his money he got out after 20 months I believe.....Almost NO ONE can carry in NYC and I have a carry license for NYS and I would be arrested if caught.
     
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    Lots of people carry guns to Vegas

    I don't know if it is legal or not in Vegas... but in Calif. we can carry a gun in the trunk of our cars.
    I think lots of people carry guns to Vegas. Gang members carry guns in Vegas.

    Last month I stayed at a Vegas hotel and a woman got shot dead by her partner
    in an upper level room. It was kept quiet and never made the news.
    The hotel housekeeper told me about it.

    She also told me that people can make requests not to have their rooms cleaned. She said that as long as you have the "do not disturb sign" on your door
    they will not bother you.

    I wouldn't tell the hotel about it because they will maybe want to keep them stored with their Bell-men and someone with sticky fingers may steal them.
    Plus, you most likely would have to pay a daily fee for the storage.
    Since TSA gave you approval I don't think you will have a problem.
     
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