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    embarrassed and relieved

    So I have been trying to decide whether or not to share this experience...

    I stopped at the County Clerks office last week to add a handgun to my license. Their office is in the court house, a secured area, so when I got out of my vehicle I gave myself a pat down to make sure I was ready to enter. No gun. No knife. No other knife. No camera. Got my keys. Got my paperwork. Got my wallet. Good to go.

    I wander in, and empty my pockets into the dish to be screened. When I walked through the metal detector, it beeped. No suprise, my belt buckle will do that everytime. As I am getting wanded, I hear it beep near my left kidney. It is that point when I puckered hard and started sweating.

    I immediatelly apolagized and told the deputy that I had forgotten to remove my spare magazine and that I would return it to my vehicle if he pleased.... However, I was pretty sure I was in a bit of trouble.

    Pleasantly suprised, he told me not to worry about it and that they would write me a receipt and I could pick it up when leaving the building. Whew!

    As I picked up my mag on the way out, he casually asked me what agency I was with. It was his turn to look suprised when I told him I am just an ordinary guy. I thanked him, apolagized again, and scooted out of there before he could say a thing.

    All is well that ends well, I guess.

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    I'm glad you got away with no hassles, but I bet the pucker factor was in high gear...lol

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    I suspect if he HADN'T thought you were LEO of some sort, the magazine might just have become a big deal! Congrats.......I've had the same thing, actually, happen to me at the Federal Building here in town. They let me use a locker that's in place for LEO's to deposit their service weapons. No harm, no foul.
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    Actually he did just what he should have to anyone coming in. Good job!
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    It's good to know that you weren't hassled over it. However, I have to ask if it is specifically against the law for you to do that (my guess is that in the PRNY, it probably is, although, since you have a license, maybe not). In either event, however, good job keeping your composure.

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    Tatted', I am not sure whether or not I was in any legal danger. However, my experience in nys with law enforcement (prior to carrying a handgun) has made me weary. I am glad that they treated me with respect and dignity and professionalism, even if only because they may have "thought" I was one of them as Pascal suggests.

    Thank you for not stringing me up for being human and forgetting something.

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    Funny how things work even in the same state. Washington bans carry in court houses, cop shops, county buildings etc. but requires that the city/county provide a lock box for weapons. Local hick town court house has no metal detectors knives are not considered weapons. You go to the LEO desk get a key for your gun go back out front lock your gun up. Tacoma everything is a weapon, they have no lock boxes even though they are required to by state law. They expect you to leave your gun in the car. I love going to their metal detectors stopping before going through playing dumb and ask where do I store my gun. They invariably freak. I remind then they are required by state law to have a lock box and that they are responsible for my gun while it is in their custody. By than the alarm has gone out. I AM ALWAYS soft spoken and polite they get it straightened out I've had as many as eight LEO escort me to the LEO lock box never have drawn down on me but hands on their guns as they walk me to through the court house packing, down into the depths of the PD dept. It has been a few years since I have been there. Bet they still intimidate most weapons carriers to leave their guns in the car. Might be time to check on my moms property taxes or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRider View Post
    Funny how things work even in the same state. Washington bans carry in court houses, cop shops, county buildings etc. but requires that the city/county provide a lock box for weapons. Local hick town court house has no metal detectors knives are not considered weapons. You go to the LEO desk get a key for your gun go back out front lock your gun up. Tacoma everything is a weapon, they have no lock boxes even though they are required to by state law. They expect you to leave your gun in the car. I love going to their metal detectors stopping before going through playing dumb and ask where do I store my gun. They invariably freak. I remind then they are required by state law to have a lock box and that they are responsible for my gun while it is in their custody. By than the alarm has gone out. I AM ALWAYS soft spoken and polite they get it straightened out I've had as many as eight LEO escort me to the LEO lock box never have drawn down on me but hands on their guns as they walk me to through the court house packing, down into the depths of the PD dept. It has been a few years since I have been there. Bet they still intimidate most weapons carriers to leave their guns in the car. Might be time to check on my moms property taxes or something
    Would be funny to go through all of that and when you get to the lock box area they watch as you pull out your 2 shot .45 Colt "Derringer" type firearm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    Would be funny to go through all of that and when you get to the lock box area they watch as you pull out your 2 shot .45 Colt "Derringer" type firearm.


    gf
    I was thinking the opposite route pack in four or five guns and as many knives. Maybe add an asp and pepper spray. In the one traffic stop where the officer disarmed me he went on a rant because I had three knives on me
    Those who would, deny, require permit, qualification, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family

  11. Embarassed...

    Once, my mother was flying into Phoenix to visit and I drove from my home in Coolidge, AZ to meet her at Sky Harbor. This was before the 9/11 and the tightening of security, when each airline handled it's own security. I parked in the parking lot and put my Dan Wesson in the trunk along with my handcuffs. When I got to the security station, I found I had inadvertantly carried a speedloader in a jacket pocket. I showed my badge to the security screener, and he held the speedloader until I came back from the gate with my mother in tow. Red-faced, I went with her to baggage pickup then went and got the car to pick her up at the curb. We laughed almost all the way from Phoenix to Coolidge about my faux pas.
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