View Full Version : Legal to have firearm in hotel?
09-05-2009, 10:17 AM
Is it legal to have a handgun in a hotel room in California?
09-05-2009, 10:20 AM
Yes, it is your temporary domicile.
09-05-2009, 10:21 AM
Yes. Some hotels have policies against them (Hilton) but all that practically means is you need to be discreet. However Marriots are actually firearms friendly. You'll note a lot of NRA events are at Marriots...
09-06-2009, 12:58 AM
Never check in without one.
09-06-2009, 7:45 AM
Im in a hotel room now (Westin) with a .45 Glock.
09-06-2009, 9:07 AM
Totally legal, but don't let any hotel staff suspect it.
Case in San Francisco ,I believe, where someone left a new magazine, still sealed in the manufacturer's packaging, on the dresser. Nothing else. He got no room service whatsoever for the remainder of his stay.
09-06-2009, 11:39 AM
But don't leave your gun in the hotel/motel room when you go out to dinner. Your vehicle is safer than your room and next would come the small safes that have become fixtures in some rooms.
Consider switching hotels if you happen to check into the same one as Nancy Pelosi.
Remember what happened to the hunter in Denver so had the bad luck to bring his hunting rifles into the lobby when that old hag just happened to be checked in at the same time?
09-07-2009, 12:15 PM
I remember back in 1990 my mother and sister were staying at the San Francisco Marriot for a few days and my wife and I traveled up to the city to see them. I had wanted to buy a Springfield M1A National Match and I understood the San Francisco Gun Exchange kept them in stock. I walked from the Marriot to the San Francisco Gun Exchange to check out the M1A. This was just before they started the waiting period for rifles so I was able to purchase the M1A and leave the store with it. I also purchased 100 rounds of Federal Gold Medal .308 Match and two additional 20 round magazines. I walked back to the Marriot, through the lobby and on to the elevator with my new purchases and no one even batted an eye. Try doing that today in San Francisco.
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