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Old August 25th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Possibly going on a bike trip this weekend, might be tent camping on state land. Just curious as to what the law it if I leave the gun in the tent while I am drinking around the fire? Is it like when you are over .02 in a car, and it needs to be locked up, with the ammo out of reach?
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Old August 26th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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Just thinking out loud here. Do you really need to carry on this trip? Can you just leave it at the truck and not have to worry about it?
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Just thinking out loud here. Do you really need to carry on this trip? Can you just leave it at the truck and not have to worry about it?
I wish I knew when I would need my gun. I would just stay home those days, and not go through the hassle of putting it on.

Boobs, I don't know the law, but common sense would tell me to unload, and lock it up before the alcohol starts flowing. Or, don't drink.
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As I understand the law you are fine as long as the tent is staked down and equipted with a dune flag.
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To be on the save side, I would just lock it up with ammo out of Reach before you start drinking. It should be fine in your tent as long as it is lock up.
Had a Friend who thought he did not have that much to drink, go an show one of his friends his gun that was in his Truck. Shot a hole in his truck. Not saying you would do this.
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I wish I knew when I would need my gun. I would just stay home those days, and not go through the hassle of putting it on.

Boobs, I don't know the law, but common sense would tell me to unload, and lock it up before the alcohol starts flowing. Or, don't drink.
what he said.
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I've asked this question with staying at a hotel, and since you have the room for a night it's been explained to me that it becomes your "residence" for that time period. Perhaps the same applies to a camp site, but I don't know for sure.

I haven't been able to find an actual legal statement saying that though.
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I've asked this question with staying at a hotel, and since you have the room for a night it's been explained to me that it becomes your "residence" for that time period. Perhaps the same applies to a camp site, but I don't know for sure.

I haven't been able to find an actual legal statement saying that though.
Being a road warrior and a gun nut i have stayed in a lot of hotels with guns. Your hotel room becomes your residence and in MI for example it falls under "castle law". I travel with my guns and carry then in a couple of big pelican cases. I just tell the front desk i am a musician and its a guitar lol.
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I just leave it locked in my truck.
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I wish I knew when I would need my gun. I would just stay home those days, and not go through the hassle of putting it on.

Boobs, I don't know the law, but common sense would tell me to unload, and lock it up before the alcohol starts flowing. Or, don't drink.
Okay. Good point
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I just leave it locked in my truck.
Reading is tough....he's gonna be on a bike
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Reading is tough....he's gonna be on a bike
Missed that. I've been known to make mistakes. Unload it, keep it in the tent...
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Reading is tough....he's gonna be on a bike
Last time I saw his bike it had what looked like lockable metal saddlebags. It would be entirely possible for him to lock them in there and be OK.
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Just thinking out loud here. Do you really need to carry on this trip? Can you just leave it at the truck and not have to worry about it?
Next time you go out on the water be sure to leave your life jacket on shore. After all, you won't need it "this time".
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Next time you go out on the water be sure to leave your life jacket on shore. After all, you won't need it "this time".
I may or may not have been drinking when I posted this. I need to put my phone away when the beer comes out!
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We had this same discussion while camping over labor day. No one really had a good answer. Honestly if a cop got involved and you had it in your tent or anywhere around you and were drinking, I don't think it would go well.
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As I understand the law you are fine as long as the tent is staked down and equipted with a dune flag.
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