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Old 02-11-2018, 7:51 PM
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My wife is planning a trip to SF Zoo soon. I'm thinking about taking off work and going.
Does the SF Zoo have metal detectors?
Can one CCW at the SF Zoo?
I went to the Oakland zoo a few years ago and don't remember metal detectors. Haven't been to Sam Francisco zoo since my wife and I were dating over 10 years ago. Any info appreciated.
I tried to search, but could not find any threads except an old 2007 gun broker forum thread.
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My guess would be no, as I've never seen metal detectors, but SF police code makes it a crime to carry concealed (no exemption for CCW permit holders) on city-owned property and on public property that carries an alcohol license, both of which apply to the Zoo.

SF Police Code 617(12)(C)(1)(a):

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(a) As used in this section, the term "City property" means real property, including any buildings thereon, owned or leased by the City and County of San Francisco (hereinafter "City"), and in the City's possession or in the possession of a public or private entity under contract with the City to perform a public purpose including but not limited to the following property: recreational and park property including but not limited to Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco zoo, Hilltop Park and San Francisco's parks and playgrounds, plazas including but not limited to United Nations Plaza and Hallidie Plaza, community centers such as Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, and property of the Department of Recreations and Parks, the Port, and the Public Utilities Commission.

The term "City property" does not include any "local public building" as defined in Penal Code Section 171b(c), where the state regulates possession of firearms pursuant to Penal Code Section 171b.

The term "City property" also does not include the public right-of-way owned by the City and County of San Francisco including any area across, along, on, over, upon, and within the dedicated public alleys, boulevards, courts, lanes, roads, sidewalks, streets, and ways within the City or any property owned by the City that is outside the territorial limits of the City and County of San Francisco.

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My guess would be no, as I've never seen metal detectors, but SF police code makes it a crime to carry concealed on city-owned property and on public property that carries an alcohol license, both of which apply to the Zoo.

SF Police Code 617(12)(C)(1)(a):
I may be wrong...but I think that state CCW trumps SF police code......whatever that is!
Alcohol license has nothing to do with it, if you don't drink!
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I may be wrong...but I think that state CCW trumps SF police code......whatever that is!
Alcohol license has nothing to do with it, if you don't drink!
From a strictly legal point of view I believe you are correct but if caught you better lawyer up cause they will likely arrest you and let you tell it to a judge.
SF used to be a nice place to visit now its liberal craphole and the whole place is a ZOO.
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My guess would be no, as I've never seen metal detectors, but SF police code makes it a crime to carry concealed (no exemption for CCW permit holders) on city-owned property and on public property that carries an alcohol license, both of which apply to the Zoo.

SF Police Code 617(12)(C)(1)(a):
I did find an article about that
SF Passes What Some Call Most Strict Gun Law In U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco city leaders announced Wednesday the adoption of what they called one of the strictest anti-gun laws in the country.

Co-author and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris joined Mayor Gavin Newsom as he signed the legislation into law.
The new law would restrict both the sale and possession of firearms on city property.

Gun owners would be required to store weapons in a locked box, according to Harris.

Dealers would have to submit inventory to the police every six months.

Harris said the new law was passed in part because San Francisco leaders feel a sense of urgency about stopping gun violence that has spiked in areas of the city.

"We are making the statement in a local jurisdiction where federal and state law have failed that we as San Franciscans will take those matters into our own hands," Harris said.

"We respect the right to bear arms, the right for people to own guns," said Mayor Newsom. "We also respect common sense for people, consideration when purchasing a gun."

The Executive Director of the Gun Owners Association told NBC11's Lisa Bernard the laws are "anti self-defense."

He attacked San Francisco Supervisors for supporting the legislation, according to Bernard.

Supervisor Tom Ammiano said the laws are worth a try partly because of the rising homicide rate.

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My guess would be no, as I've never seen metal detectors, but SF police code makes it a crime to carry concealed (no exemption for CCW permit holders) on city-owned property and on public property that carries an alcohol license, both of which apply to the Zoo.

SF Police Code 617(12)(C)(1)(a):
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From a strictly legal point of view I believe you are correct but if caught you better lawyer up cause they will likely arrest you and let you tell it to a judge.
SF used to be a nice place to visit now its liberal craphole and the whole place is a ZOO.
They can't do CHIT!!
I have seen many people say that "their friend's friend" or "they heard"....it is all BS.
I have seen many threads with people offering $100 for an "ACTUAL" case where someone was convicted for carrying in SF with a legal CA permit. Guess what?...no one comes up with a case.
It doesn't happen. It is a wive's tale. Statewide means STATEWIDE.....even if they don't want it too!
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Most counties have an exemption for CCW permits from their ordinances to carry on county property in non sensitive areas. SF does not, and SF is both city and county. Carry at your own peril against their code and on City property.

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Most counties have an exemption for CCW permits from their ordinances to carry on county property in non sensitive areas. SF does not, and SF is both city and county. Carry at your own peril against their code and on City property.
Please show me ONE instance where SF trumped state law on a CCW case.
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PC 25400 doesn't preclude a city or county from enacting time/place restrictions on CCW that are stricter than state law.

Just because no one has been prosecuted yet, that I could find, doesn't mean they couldn't charge you with violation of their city code. Is it likely, dunno. That's why carry at your own peril was justified.

To be clear, we aren't just talking about anywhere in SF, specifically this question is about property the city manages for public use.

You can read more here (page 6):

http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/california.pdf

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To answer the OP.....there are NO metal detectors at the SF zoo. Physically, you can carry to your heart's content.

Legally, you need to figure that out for yourself.

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No search, no metal detectors, had on my EDC Spyderco and didn't notice until afterwards, not an issue, but also it's a safe place, the tigers won't jump the higher barrier now to maul you after getting high and throwing rocks.
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So it's looking like while most times having a valid CCW will exempt the holder from gun free zones, this is not the case with city of SF probably.

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No search, no metal detectors, had on my EDC Spyderco and didn't notice until afterwards, not an issue, but also it's a safe place, the tigers won't jump the higher barrier now to maul you after getting high and throwing rocks.
LOL

Dk is alluding to an incident a couple of years back where some kids were harassing the tiger at the SF zoo. The tiger then climbed out of it's enclosure and chased the kids. I believe he mauled one of them to death in front of the cafeteria entryway.

Supposedly they fixed the problem with the enclosure. I certainly prefer to have a gun on me in the presence of lions, tiger or bears (oh my!). They also have a male gorilla there that looks like he could rip your limbs off. That enclosure doesn't impress me either.

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You have the same restrictions in San Francisco that you have in the rest of the state. They are not special, even though they like to think that they are.



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So it's looking like while most times having a valid CCW will exempt the holder from gun free zones, this is not the case with city of SF probably.

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Well I thought maybe we'll go to academy of science instead, but Golden gate Park, same rules apply.
I guess we'll go to exploratorium.
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My wife is planning a trip to SF Zoo soon. I'm thinking about taking off work and going.
Does the SF Zoo have metal detectors?
Can one CCW at the SF Zoo?
I went to the Oakland zoo a few years ago and don't remember metal detectors. Haven't been to Sam Francisco zoo since my wife and I were dating over 10 years ago. Any info appreciated.
I tried to search, but could not find any threads except an old 2007 gun broker forum thread.
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There are no metal detectors, but if you can find an overlay map of all the gun free zones in SF, basically 90% of the city is a gun free zone. You can’t even leave an unloaded gun locked in your trunk if the trunk can be opened from the passenger compartment after someone breaks into your car, which San Francisco considers a nuisance crime. So when you report your gun stolen, as you’re required to do, the police charge you with a crime.
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Well I thought maybe we'll go to academy of science instead, but Golden gate Park, same rules apply.
I guess we'll go to exploratorium.
For the sake of consistency:

The Exploratorium building itself is private, but other buildings, piers and accessways around the Embarcadero on the Bay side are part of the Port of San Francisco and subject to the same code as the Zoo or GG Park. There is no clear delineation or signage to indicate. Consider supporting cities with your dollars that don't seek to render you defenseless.

We desperately need HR.38 to go into effect to nullify this.

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For the sake of consistency:

The Exploratorium building itself is private, but other buildings, piers and accessways around the Embarcadero on the Bay side are part of the Port of San Francisco and subject to the same code as the Zoo or GG Park. There is no clear delineation or signage to indicate. Consider supporting cities with your dollars that don't seek to render you defenseless.

We desperately need HR.38 to go into effect to nullify this.
Oh I completely agree that I shouldn't give any establishment in SF any of my money. The only reason that we are even considering SF Zoo is that my wife won tickets for two adults and three kids in a raffle, so it would be a waste not to use them. I was trying to talk my wife in to something else, but anything worth doing is going to have these restrictions
I don't think that I would ever choose to go to San Francisco for anything unless I have to, but spending a day with the kids at the zoo just sounds like a good family activity.

I guess I will just suck it up and make a day of it. It's not the end of the world.
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So it's looking like while most times having a valid CCW will exempt the holder from gun free zones, this is not the case with city of SF probably.
State CCW law does NOT, repeat NOT, over-ride local CCW restrictions. We already have a loss in court, where a member sued San Mateo County over a lack of an exemption for CA CCW holders in county parks.

See this old thread: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=490930
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Let's look at SF Police Code a little closer.

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C.1 Possession or Sale of Firearms or Ammunition on County Property Prohibited. No person shall:
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(a) As used in this section, the term "City property" means real property, including any buildings thereon, owned or leased by the City and County of San Francisco (hereinafter "City"), and in the City's possession or in the possession of a public or private entity under contract with the City to perform a public purpose including but not limited to the following property: recreational and park property including but not limited to Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco zoo, Hilltop Park and San Francisco's parks and playgrounds, plazas including but not limited to United Nations Plaza and Hallidie Plaza, community centers such as Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, and property of the Department of Recreations and Parks, the Port, and the Public Utilities Commission.
Bookmark (b)2 The term "City property" does not include any "local public building" as defined in Penal Code Section 171b(c), where the state regulates possession of firearms pursuant to Penal Code Section 171b.
(c) The term "City property" also does not include the public right-of-way owned by the City and County of San Francisco including any area across, along, on, over, upon, and within the dedicated public alleys, boulevards, courts, lanes, roads, sidewalks, streets, and ways within the City or any property owned by the City that is outside the territorial limits of the City and County of San Francisco.
So, it appears that per SF Code, it is legal to CCW (with a CA LTC) on any sidewalk, way, etc. Therefore, it should be legal to carry on any pathway at the zoo. Also, just about every city building would be exempt from the SF code since they all fall under PC 171(b). I'm betting that it is 100% legal to CCW at the zoo.

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171b. (a) Any person who brings or possesses within any state or local public building or at any meeting required to be open to the public pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of, or Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, any of the following is guilty of a public offense punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or in the state prison:


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(b) Subdivision (a) shall not apply to, or affect, any of the following:


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(3) A person holding a valid license to carry the firearm pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 26150) of Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6.
Can anyone point out any flaws in my logic besides the obvious one "It's San Francisco"?
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See the code cited in post #2. SF Zoo is specifically called out as being private property and not subject to PC 171b by their City code.
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See the code cited in post #2. SF Zoo is specifically called out as being private property and not subject to PC 171b by their City code.
But, the buildings inside the zoo are covered by PC 171(b) and, the sidewalks and ways are exempt for the police code. So, it could be argued that buildings and walking areas are OK but cages and pens are not.
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But, the buildings inside the zoo are covered by PC 171(b) and, the sidewalks and ways are exempt for the police code. So, it could be argued that buildings and walking areas are OK but cages and pens are not.
The easy answer, for me at least, is just don't go to SF or their Zoo....
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The easy answer, for me at least, is just don't go to SF or their Zoo....
Last time I was at the SF Zoo, I used my Zoo Key. Who remembers Zoo Keys?
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Last time I was at the SF Zoo, I used my Zoo Key. Who remembers Zoo Keys?
I do.

I also remember seagulls grabbing everybody's lunch; my daughter still hates the sea rats after 25 years ...
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I do.

I also remember seagulls grabbing everybody's lunch; my daughter still hates the sea rats after 25 years ...
Ooh funny story!

We were at the SF zoo playground letting my 4 yr old play. BIL and I saw a seagull hop right up to a little girl and steal the sandwich out of her hands.
The father ran up to it and yelled, the seagull took two steps backward and turned to look at the man.
They proceeded to stare each other down.

You could see the internal struggle in the man, as his empathy and environmentalism battled with the repressed manhood that was buried deep down inside of him.

At that moment, a little boy of about 5, who was running past the seagull, gave it a hearty kick as he ran by, making it fly away.

The father looked relieved. He sat down on the bench, called his wife, and bragged to her about how he protected his daughter from an evil seagull.

My BIL and I watched the whole thing and we were rolling. What a freaking puss that guy was LOL.
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On December 25, 2007, a tigress escaped from its enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo and attacked three men. Two of the men were brothers, Paul and Kulbir Dhailwal, and the third was their friend, Carlos Sousa. The tigress, which was called Tatiana, first attacked Kulbir. Sousa tried distracting her but only attracted calamity to himself, as she left Kulbir and fatally attacked him. Tatiana wasn’t done. She followed Kulbir’s blood trail for over 274 meters (900 ft) before catching up with Paul, who had fled the scene with Kulbir. She attacked Paul but didn’t kill him before she was killed by the police.[8] The two surviving men initially denied taunting the tigress, but Paul later confessed that they did taunt her. He claimed that all three yelled and waved at Tatiana, although he denied that they threw anything into her enclosure.
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On December 25, 2007, a tigress escaped from its enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo and attacked three men. Two of the men were brothers, Paul and Kulbir Dhailwal, and the third was their friend, Carlos Sousa. The tigress, which was called Tatiana, first attacked Kulbir. Sousa tried distracting her but only attracted calamity to himself, as she left Kulbir and fatally attacked him. Tatiana wasn’t done. She followed Kulbir’s blood trail for over 274 meters (900 ft) before catching up with Paul, who had fled the scene with Kulbir. She attacked Paul but didn’t kill him before she was killed by the police.[8] The two surviving men initially denied taunting the tigress, but Paul later confessed that they did taunt her. He claimed that all three yelled and waved at Tatiana, although he denied that they threw anything into her enclosure.
So how big was his legal settlement from the Zoo?
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So how big was his legal settlement from the Zoo?
900k
https://www.mercurynews.com/2009/05/...francisco-zoo/
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If it makes OP feel any better, their security guards are all actually open carrying & on bikes.
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