I went to Puyallup municipal court Tuesday. I was not carrying my weapon because I was there to support my son with a ticket contest and didn't have time if their lock-box procedure was a drawn out affair. I did however ask about a lock-box. Turned out that if I had brought my weapon in I would have definitely missed my son's ticket hearing. The bailiff informed me that they did have the required lock-box but if I asked to use it that he would immediately draw his weapon and hold me at gunpoint until backup arrived from the police! When I pointed out that a lock-box was state mandated and holding someone at gunpoint who requests the use of one would be unacceptable he reiterated that they had one but "don't even think about trying it". He told me that no one has ever asked to use one before. That seems hard to believe but I can't refute that assertion. Anyway, just thought I would give everyone a heads up on Puyallup. I will be following up this encounter with an e-mail to the Mayor with cc to everyone I can think of including the police chief, city counsel and city attorney to name a few. Who would have thought that you would have less trouble checking a weapon in Seattle that in a little city like Puyallup? If someone else has had any experience in Puyallup, I would be interested in hearing about it.