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    I think I may have found a solution to my planned trip to Chicago and wanted to see if anyone on the forum has any input to it. I plan to stay in Hammond, IN which is about 30 miles from the location of my meetings. I plan to leave my gun in the hotel room on the first day so that I don't have to worry about even having it in IL (I will only be traveling during the day on the day of the workshop, so I am a little more comfortable with this). The hotel has told me that I can leave a "package" in their safe on the day I check out and pick it up on my way home. I have not mentioned what is in my "package".

    Am I in any danger of violating any laws if I give them my unloaded firearm in a locked box and leave it in their safe? I would not think so, but if anyone on the forum has any input on this it would be appreciated.

    Thanks,


    Neal

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  3. You might go through a headache if the gun gets stolen and is used in a crime, but other than that, no.

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    Just leave it in the safe in the hotel office, NOT one in your room. Room safes are often broken into. I have left handguns with the front desk on several occasions and told them what it was. Aside from raised eyebrows there was no hassle and I've never had a problem with them finding it to return it.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

  5. Actually, I planned to take the clip with me so that it could not be used in a crime and leave the handgun in the room in my bag.

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    Actually, I planned to take the clip with me so that it could not be used in a crime and leave the handgun in the room in my bag.

    Neal
    Neal, I wouldn't recommend ever leaving a gun in your room. It's not safe to leave simple things like jewelery or money in your luggage, let alone a gun.
    Like the previous poster said, let the front desk lock it in their safe.
    Replacement mags are easy for a bg to get, so that won't deter them either.
    Just my $.02
    Fondis

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    handgonnetoter Guest
    Man, I have never been in this situation before, but having it locked in a box of its own and then given to the front desk and put in their safe sounds like the best bet to me. I would never trust to leave anything in my room while I was gone. Doesn't Chicago's laws on guns REALLY blow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by handgonnetoter View Post
    Man, I would never trust to leave anything in my room while I was gone. !
    Agreed. I would never leave anything of value in a hotel room, ESPECIALLY not a gun.

    We rent a house at teh beach each summer for a week. Even when we leave teh house to walk down to the beach, I lock my gun in my vehicle. (Kinda difficult to carry concealed in a bathing suit. And I do like to go in the water!)

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