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    Firearms and Greyhound Busses

    Friends,

    I will be travelling to Houston for a conference and will be walking around downtown Houston at night. I have every intention of carrying (I am a CHL licensee) while I am down there.

    I was thinking of taking a Greyhound bus to avoid the hassle and cost of driving, gas, parking etc. However imgaine my chagrin when I learned that Greyhound has a NO (LEGAL) WEAPONS policy. Not only am I prohibited from having the weapon ON the bus, I can't even CHECK it in a bag?

    My question is - what are the ramifications if I defy Greyhound and either carry it or simply check it in a bag (not an attractive choice either)? If it's simply violating private policy I can understand getting kicked off the bus. But is it a crime?

    Also - do they do security screenings an airport with metal detectors?

    Any and all advice is appreciated.

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    I would bet the fine for getting cought would pay for a lot of gas.
    I have no Idea what the fine would be, but since its firearm related and this is Texas, Im more than positive that Legislature done when and passed some BS laws to get your money.
    You can pretty much bet that anytime you feel like a law is against your personnel well being, if you break that law you'll have to spend a bunch of money.

    Dont risk getting cought for something like that. Just enjoy the drive and stay in controll of your own safety. I would really hate to hear you got in trouble over some libtarded Grey Hound gun bans.

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    I think your advice is sound ... I will be driving to Houston after all. :-(

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    go check out the station, look for 30.06 signs, metal detectors... I've never traveled by GH bus so I couldn't tell you. If its posted 30.06 don't do it. Do a lilttle recon, call and ask about traveling with a CHL, they may have something thats not posted online.
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    Wow ! That lets Greyhound out for me, haven't ridden one since 1955 and not going to start now ! Let us assume that rather than American Servicemen and ordinary travellers, Greyhound transports zombies now ? Buses used to be a blast with Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines yakking and cutting up....was fun....
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    Just a year after 9/11 I took the grayhound bus from Tulsa to Houston via Oklahoma City. I've always carried a pocket knife.

    Oklahoma we had a two hour delay trying to throw a guy off the bus who was a trouble maker. Cops came in a cuffed him but they wouldn't let the other passengers off the bus before the police came in. Narrow path and sardine seats the struggle off the bus hit a few passengers on the way out the door to booking.

    When we got to Dallas all passengers had to line up and get a pat down before heading to Houston. I indicated I had a 3in folding pocket knife and they made me check it in my baggage.

    The folks riding the bus had unflattering life styles if not a bit creepy. Two guys were talking about the merits of different jails they'd been in. Got to Houston so late that I couldn't take the local buses back home. I didn't have enough traveling cash for an expensive taxi ride so I hitched a ride with a unregistered cab driver.

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    Took the bus from Ft. Knox to Houston and it was the dumbest thing I ever did in my life.:332: 22 hrs on a bus sucks. Thank God every 3 or 4 hrs we would stop and I snuck on a 6 pack. :tongueout:
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    It's obviously a moot point, since you've decided to travel by automobile, but here's the list of items prohibited on Greyhound Buses:

    http://www.greyhound.com/en/docs/gre...items_list.pdf

    There are no state statutes that I am aware of, with the exception of Section 30.06 notification, that would create an offense for carrying on a Greyhound bus in Texas. I was unable to find any information that would indicate a federal prohibition of carrying on a bus or interstate transportation of a firearm by a person licensed to carry. Laws in other states and localities will vary.
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    Some stations may wand you as you board, some will not. You can put your gun in your bag with no problems, and you won't be breaking any laws.

    Good choice to drive yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bithabus View Post
    Some stations may wand you as you board, some will not. You can put your gun in your bag with no problems, and you won't be breaking any laws.

    Good choice to drive yourself.
    From what I read above you can't even check a firearm in your baggage.
    http://www.greyhound.com/en/docs/gre...items_list.pdf
    A "gun free zone" is tyrannies playground.
    I carry a gun to give me options, not a single solution.

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