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Did the Law change for the BMV?

pyroman

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So tuesday morning I needed to go the the BMV to replace a lost registration for my motorcycle. I am open carrying like I do everwhere. While standing in line waiting for the branch to open up another patron and myself started talking about seeing the security guard walk in and I commented I have my own protection. The doors to the branch are mirrored on the outside so you cant see inside at all. As soon as I walk in the rent a cop points me out and needs to talk.
SG: Are you a LEO?
Me: No
SG: You cant carry your firearm inside!
ME: Umm yeah I can its not a Federal building or a State building with a courtroom in it.
SG: No they changed the law and its a felony if you dont put it in your car!
ME: Really? I think your wrong. (I went ahead and put it in my truck I had **** to do and didnt want to be there all day)

So after I went to my truck and put my gun up I went back inside and did my business. When I got down I waved him over to have a chat.

ME: Is this a Federal Building?
SG: No
Me: Is this a state building?
SG: Yes
ME: Does it have a courtroom?
SG: No (I could tell he was getting annoyed)
Me: Then by law I can carry in this building.
SG: No they changed the law and you cant carry in here.
ME: When
SG: This year they changed it. Its not in the handgun law section its in another section.
Me: So its not in the handgun law section how are they going to enforce it?
SG: I dont know I had to read and sign a paper on it to work here.

We talked some more but nothing really important after that. After talking with a co-worker (ATM) if they changed it this year then it would not go into effect until July 1st. I think this guy was full of **** or was on a little power trip.
Does anyone know if it did in fact change?
 

cce1302

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South Bend, Indiana, USA
It hasn't changed.

It's legal to carry in BMV.

I can't say I'm 100% certain, but I'm pretty sure when I got my license renewed last fall I was open carrying at the BMV up here.
 

JoeSparky

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So tuesday morning I needed to go the the BMV to replace a lost registration for my motorcycle. I am open carrying like I do everwhere. While standing in line waiting for the branch to open up another patron and myself started talking about seeing the security guard walk in and I commented I have my own protection. The doors to the branch are mirrored on the outside so you cant see inside at all. As soon as I walk in the rent a cop points me out and needs to talk.
SG: Are you a LEO?
Me: No
SG: You cant carry your firearm inside!
ME: Umm yeah I can its not a Federal building or a State building with a courtroom in it.
SG: No they changed the law and its a felony if you dont put it in your car!
ME: Really? I think your wrong. (I went ahead and put it in my truck I had **** to do and didnt want to be there all day)

So after I went to my truck and put my gun up I went back inside and did my business. When I got down I waved him over to have a chat.

ME: Is this a Federal Building?
SG: No
Me: Is this a state building?
SG: Yes
ME: Does it have a courtroom?
SG: No (I could tell he was getting annoyed)
Me: Then by law I can carry in this building.
SG: No they changed the law and you cant carry in here.
ME: When
SG: This year they changed it. Its not in the handgun law section its in another section.
Me: So its not in the handgun law section how are they going to enforce it?
SG: I dont know I had to read and sign a paper on it to work here.

We talked some more but nothing really important after that. After talking with a co-worker (ATM) if they changed it this year then it would not go into effect until July 1st. I think this guy was full of **** or was on a little power trip.
Does anyone know if it did in fact change?
So to continue the q/a with the bmv employee:

So; YOU as an employee are not allowed to carry here per your employee/employer requirement? Just how does that effect me?
 

pyroman

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So to continue the q/a with the bmv employee:

So; YOU as an employee are not allowed to carry here per your employee/employer requirement? Just how does that effect me?
He was carrying a pistol. I believe it was a glock.
I have emailed the BMV to get clarification on the issue. Just waiting to hear back from them probably tomorrow.
 

pyroman

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Location
IN
Just got a call back from the BMV and they security guard was wrong. Go figure!!! They hired a private security company for that branch. They have call the security company and got it straightened out and told that one guard that it's legal.

So carry on!!!
 

ATM

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Indiana, USA
...I think this guy was full of **** or was on a little power trip...
Both.

I doubt he was truly confused or believed the law had changed, more likely he was simply trying to fabricate justification to throw a little authority around and you simply weren't buying it.

Good follow-up.
 
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