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Next week I'll be staying at a shitty little $27 a night motel for the next entire school week, it's one of the ones where you pay at a window(no office so to speak) and drive a block to go to your room.

On the "office" door, there is the infamous "No Beretta" sign we've all come to hate. I was just wondering if that counts for just that "office" or all the rooms. The rooms don't have anything on them except the door number, and a no smoking sign. There is a list of rules too on the key they gave me, aside from not smoking, and having all my guests out by 9pm. It don't say I can't keep a gun with me....

I'm afraid to ask the terrorist looking/sounding person running the place.
 

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LOL I would be too.

If I dont see a sign and its not posted in the rules given. Then why not. I mean you read the rule book pretty much right. On another note I dont feel safe in any motel especialy one thats being described. Im sure they wouldnt want you to carry in the office(which there isnt one) so I would think what you do in your own privacy/your room is up to you. As long as you dont bother the neighboring room.

Thats just my thoughts on the matter. Now the legality of the issue im not so shure of.
 

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I think someone brought up the movie "Vacancy" while talking about carrying in a motel/hotel. Damn scary stuff even if it is Hollywood. FWIW, I always have my XD .45 sitting on the nightstand next to me in a motel room. One of those "I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6" kinda things to me. YMMV.
 

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I think you can carry but on the other hand I have never been messed with in a hotel/motel. I generally look at the surrounding neighborhood before deciding even if I've already got a reservation. I did stay in what was probably a crack/gang neighborhood in cleveland once by necessity, nothing touched nobody tried to get in my room my car was as I left it. Maybe its the vibe people give off "I'm scared come rob me" or something, but I myself feel fine in motels.
 

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Its just if you've ever had your door kicked in or your home invaded. Its kinda always on your mind after that. Especially in a shaky a$$ motel. I dont trust a room that has been accessed by prolly a thousand people personally...

Home invasions happen all the time around here though...
 

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Everytime I go to a hotel, I am always armed. In New Mexico and Texas *where I normally CC* it's perfectly legal to carry at a hotel.
 

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I never ask and I don't look at signs; my pistol is always with me.

Three years ago in Topeka, Kansas someone tried to bust open the door; the lockset failed but the security lock (the type similar to a hinge with a leaf that locks over the door) held--that surprised me.

I was pretty proud of my wife, I never said a word to her, I just grabbed my pistol and sat up in bed covering the door. When I looked over at my wife, she was sitting up in bed with her .380 in her hands pointed at the door.
 

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we don't frequent motels that much anymore, but when we did i had this wedge thingy i got from SMG that sounds an alarm and blocks the door, think is was under $20, tested it at home and it worked great. You also know that you bring your own blanket in the car and strip off that bedspread they have on it correct? there is so much body fluids on those you don't want it near you! sheets are good cause they are laundered daily. next time you go to a hotel, take a portable black light and turn the lights off and look at the bedspread with it...you will be amazed!
 

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Thanks guys, exactly what I needed to know.

And yeah Roadkill, first thing I packed into my truck was a sleeping bag and a few pillows...I plan on sleeping on the ground anyways, I've spent some time in motels just like these in the past....and left some pretty nasty stuff on the blankets...and pillows....
 

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i was a medic in the Army and somehow i acquired a "woods light". it is just a handheld black light with a magnifier on it. fungus show up under it with a flourescent edge to them. i watched some show one time about the blankets and when we went to vegas i took it along to see if it was BS....it was not!!!! nasty, nasty, nasty!
 

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IIRC in SC as long as you pay to stay in the room you can be armed in it as well as carrying it back and forth to your car.
 
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