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Old 12-29-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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First off, I have a concealed carry license. And I always carry. This is in Michigan. We can carry in the airport common areas, just not in the 'sterile' areas.
So, I took Mom to the airport to fly home, parked and went in to help with her bags. She doesn't know I'm carrying. In the past week or so, I've read on Reddit about people informing others about their CCW on purpose or accidentally. And the potential problems/issues it's caused with family or friends. I decided not to tell Mom about it unless she asked during her visit. She can speak without thinking sometimes. She's pro 2A, so that's not a problem. Just didn't want her saying something while we're all out in public. She recently had back surgery, so a wheelchair was used from the front baggage check in to the gate. She's not needing the chair, but all the holiday family activities aggravated her back. So we're on our way to the security screening, when the gentleman pushing the chair says he can get me a 'gate pass' so I can go all the way to the gate. I meekly said "I can't." I must have mumbled, had to say it again, "I can not." Mom's looking up at us, I'm praying she doesn't insist her son go to the gate. Cold chills... Neither one of them asked why I couldn't go to the gate. All was good. But THAT was something I had not anticipated as a possibility while carrying. A freak'in gate pass! Got the hugging, and bending over stuff figured out. No way was I going near the screening area.
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You have more guts than I. I wouldn't even carry inside the airport terminal.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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I carry as a last resort for personal defense. I will carry everywhere I legally can. Concealed means concealed.
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I carry as a last resort for personal defense. I will carry everywhere I legally can. Concealed means concealed.
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I have to agree with Nellybelle on this one!!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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You have more guts than I. I wouldn't even carry inside the airport terminal.
I got to agree with Nellybelle.I finished out my LEO career assigned to the Airport Division (great way to go out by the way).I can't tell you how many times the nicest,well meaning people went through the security checkpoints while carrying in thier luggage,only to be busted by the magnotometer.At the time it was a zero tolerance airport,so whether you had a cc license or not you went to jail.These people weren't terrorists,or anybody with bad intentions,just forgetfull folks.IMO if you are going to the airport to fly out,or drop someone off it's best to leave your weapon behind.Jusy my two cents.
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I did my research on the laws/rules before picking her up. I never had any intention of getting near security screening when taking her back to the airport. Everywhere is different, but in Michigan, we can carry in the common non sterile areas. I'd obviously do this differently if I were catching a plane.
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