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I'd like to have a discussion about carry and travel. For the record I do not own a pistol. The only firearm in my signature that is personally mine is the Remington 870. The rest of the firearms belong to my father, though we treat them as family guns and are strictly for either the range or for hunting.

So as many of you are aware, you can now travel via Amtrak with your firearms, granted so long as they are in checked luggage. I think this is a great development, but would still like to see the ability for people to carry on the train, long shot though it may be. In my area, we have a CATS bus system, the Charlotte Area Transportation System, a public service with a fee, just like Amtrak. It is however, unlawful to carry a weapon aboard a CATS bus. This makes it quite difficult for me to find my way to a range as I don't have a vehicle of my own.

I'm wondering how everyone else feels about this.



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I'd like to have a discussion about carry and travel. For the record I do not own a pistol. The only firearm in my signature that is personally mine is the Remington 870. The rest of the firearms belong to my father, though we treat them as family guns and are strictly for either the range or for hunting.

So as many of you are aware, you can now travel via Amtrak with your firearms, granted so long as they are in checked luggage. I think this is a great development, but would still like to see the ability for people to carry on the train, long shot though it may be. In my area, we have a CATS bus system, the Charlotte Area Transportation System, a public service with a fee, just like Amtrak. It is however, unlawful to carry a weapon aboard a CATS bus. This makes it quite difficult for me to find my way to a range as I don't have a vehicle of my own.

I'm wondering how everyone else feels about this.
I used to live in NC and in Charlotte for a few years, I'm wondering if there is a sign on the bus that says no firearms? To me it makes no damn sense seeing how if your on a bus or let off in the downtown area that's probably where you will need your weapon the most. To get to a range I guess you take a taxi but that would be a pretty penny depending on where you live. I would look at talking to your representatives to see if they may be able to get some legislation passed to allow citizens to carry on public transportation.


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Quite strict eh? Can't even have a lighter, technically.

Charlotte Code Sec. 15-272 and 15-273. The code refers to Section 15-14 for definition of a weapon and those exempt from the law.
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The system in Switzerland makes sense to me. Make sure to have your name, address, and phone number attached to your rifle- in case you should forget, and leave it on the streetcar. That way it can be returned to you.

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Quite strict eh? Can't even have a lighter, technically.

Charlotte Code Sec. 15-272 and 15-273. The code refers to Section 15-14 for definition of a weapon and those exempt from the law.
Well they can't say anything if they can't see it. I had an Illinois cop that i know tell me once about carrying through Illinois. He asked me if I had been stop before in Illinois, yeah one time. He said and how many times did they search you, my response was none. He then says well if they don't know about it them it doesn't hurt..lol thought that was funny coming from an IL cop. So you can carry open in Charlotte but can't ride a bus with a gun with all the degenerates that are lurking by. Yep that makes sense. How far do you live from Firepower in Matthews?
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If you take WT Harris, it's only 15 miles, 25 minutes. But by bus it would be about an hour and a half ordeal. Eagle Gun and Range is a bit closer, 9 miles 15 minutes by car, 55 minutes by the bus, but they only have a 25 yard range. I have a friend who rents guns now and again at Shooters Express, I've been trying to hook up with him when he goes, but they're website says .30 cal soft core limit. A little bit impinging for my .76 cal but maybe they'll let me use buckshot... If I can find any. Would you believe that in the midst of hunting season, not one box of buckshot to be seen in Bass Pro shops? tsk tsk.

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If you take WT Harris, it's only 15 miles, 25 minutes. But by bus it would be about an hour and a half ordeal. Eagle Gun and Range is a bit closer, 9 miles 15 minutes by car, 55 minutes by the bus, but they only have a 25 yard range. I have a friend who rents guns now and again at Shooters Express, I've been trying to hook up with him when he goes, but they're website says .30 cal soft core limit. A little bit impinging for my .76 cal but maybe they'll let me use buckshot... If I can find any. Would you believe that in the midst of hunting season, not one box of buckshot to be seen in Bass Pro shops? tsk tsk.
I'd say load up on a lot of ammo and head out to Uwaharrie National Park do some camping and a lot's of shooting. I think their range goes up to 100 yards. Nonetheless it's good times out there, it's about 3 hrs from Charlotte I believe but maybe you buddy will bite on a camping and shooting trip. You use to be able to bring any kind of targets ie dresser, dishwasher, whatever you wanted as long as you cleaned it up and it use to be free I don't know if it still is though. I left the city 6 years ago.
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IMO, RKBA all the way.

Unlimited open and concealed carry.

Punish violence. Punish criminal behavior.

Making guns illegal is like making liquor illegal

because of the occasional drunk.

Think of it like this:

--- As a bank robber, how willing would you be to hold up

a bank at gunpoint if you knew the tellers, bank officers, and all the

bank customers were carrying?

---As a plane hijacker how willing would you be, if you knew that 88 other

9/11 & TSA pissed-off passengers were also carrying guns?

---As a mugger, would you be willing to jump that woman with the handbag,

knowing there's a 95% chance she'll try to shoot you down like a dog

in the street?

I could do this all day...

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If I can't carry on a transit I won't get on one.

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Any local forums with some lawyers? I've learned how crazy MI laws are and the illegal attempts by local municipalities to restrict firearms. A posted sign is meaningless if it's not legal.



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