Conceal Carry Question

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Military bases are really pretty easy though. They ask you if you have weapons to declare. Once you say yes, they’ll either store it at the gate or have you take it to a local sheriffs station. The most secure facility I’ve been to was a small naval facility outside Seattle and with all the background checks they performed before I was assigned the load and again once I arrived, I was surprised when they didn’t search the truck.

PackRat's Comment
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Wrong on all accounts.

Try a border crossing into Canada.


Don't judge so fast :-) I should have made myself more clear - I meant domestic shippers and receivers, not Mexico or Canada. Of course, crossing borders is a totally different story.


Most drivers carry? Nope. Where did you come up with this,


Since this is one of those "don't ask" questions, there is no published statistics, and we can rely only on our personal knowledge. I, for instance, personally know about twenty or so truckers, 90% of them are from Eastern Europe. Everybody carries, even those 10% Americans :-) I call it "most".


DOT wants to look inside the truck? It will happen, whether you stall for a warrant or not.


You are an experienced driver. How many times has DOT searched your truck?

No. You stated most carry, so we will give the low number of three million drivers in the USA. So more than 1.5 million of these drivers carry a firearm on their person or vehicle? That's a ridiculous thing to type, but since you brought it up, you prove it to us. How about that?

You can't.

Next. How many times has my vehicle been searched? Tractor: three times, and assorted trailers twice.

Believe what you want, but I await your facts. Before you think of me being "Anti-Firearms", know these actual facts: I have used firearms for nearly 60 years, I own more firearms than my age, I have been a Life Member of the NRA for more than 50 years. I know more about firearms and weaponry than you can possibly fathom.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.


Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andrey's Comment
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So more than 1.5 million of these drivers carry a firearm on their person or vehicle? That's a ridiculous thing to type, but since you brought it up, you prove it to us. How about that? You can't.

As I said, there is no statistics. We do know that American citizens own 390+ million guns, which is more than the number of citizens, so it is reasonable to say that most truck drivers at least own firearms. As for carrying, it is impossible to prove either yes or no - how can you prove that 1.5 million drivers do not carry? I am not insisting by any means, it is just what I find plausible.

Before you think of me being "Anti-Firearms" [...] I have been a Life Member of the NRA for more than 50 years.

PackRat, I respect your commitment to 2A and NRA (of which I am also a member), and absolutely do not think of you as an anti-gun person.

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