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Interactive (or not in this case) map of guns welcome locations (courtesy

“Hey folks, I just wanted to let you know about a new site I’m working on that is now live,” TTAG reader and concealed carry booster geeknik reports. “It’s called and will allow people to submit locations that allow guns: stores, gas stations, malls, libraries, parks, etc. I live in Oklahoma City, so I’m slowly filling in all of the areas around OKC that I know are gun friendly. This website can’t work without other people around the country chipping in, so if you can give me a link (I can link back) or a shout-out or whatever, that would be great. Thanks!”

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  1. Hmmm… There are very few gun-unfriendly places around here apart from some courthouses and schools, so that’d be one helluva lot of friendly data points.

    I’m talking Kansas, here; Missouri has a few more restrictions.

    Still, it’s a worthy effort and I’ll see about contributing.

    I guess Alaska would be one big yes…

    • ummm, Missouri has ZERO real restrictions other than the train/metro. you might want to re-read the statutes, specifically section 2 of the “impermissible” locations: “it is not a crime”

    • If it were me I’d pound the pavement; go to various places and ask, “Would you like to put your place on a national map of Guns Allowed Zones? Good. Just let me get your address…”
      In fact, if I weren’t in the People’s Democratic Republic of Taxifornicatya, I’d be out there right now. Well not RIGHT now, because then I wouldn’t be able to finish this post. 😉

    • Depends. I anticipate that in a year’s time a map of Chicago marking all of the places where guns are not allowed be completely unreadable.

      • I have the opposite problem where I am. Other than government buildings, a few banks, BWW, and a DQ, guns are allowed pretty much everywhere. All I would see is a big mess of markers for places that allow guns.

    • I think it depends on where you live. In Florida, it’s more important to know where you can’t. In someplace where carry prohibitions are the rule rather than the exception, it’d be good to know the places that permit (or even encourage!) carry so you can patronize those places and vote with your dollars.

  2. So for Utah it would be easier to list places you can’t go. Court houses, mental hospitals, prisons, any building that has federal employees and the secure area of the airport.

    • That’s pretty much how it is here in Indiana. The only No Guns sign I can remember is at one of the area hospitals. Even then such signs on private property don’t carry force of law. There are exceptat least two exceptions to the ban on guns at schools.

  3. Well you can put the entire state of Iowa on the map because there’s no law forbidding carrying a weapon into a place of business posted “no firearms”. Just stay away from schools, city parks and federal buildings.

    Speaking of federal buildings, I was in the post office the other day waiting for the 30 or so people ahead of me to get served and I noticed a man at a self service station wearing a pistol on his side and a pair of handcuffs. He was wearing a plain polo shirt and a pair of khakis and had no badge visible whatsoever. No one seemed to even notice him and I wouldn’t have paid any attention except I happen to know that my pocket knife with the 2 5/8″ blade could get me a year in federal prison (85% with good behavior) if I were to get caught carrying it into a post office. The point is if you want to open carry anywhere just get a pair of handcuffs and a belt pouch for them and everyone will just assume you’re a cop and ignore you.

  4. So hey, you know what would make your site even more successful?

    The ability to post “Guns NOT allowed here” notifications.
    In most parts of the country, guns are allowed by default (by law).
    Yet in some parts of the country, “No guns allowed” signage informs people of a place where
    1) they cannot legally carry (in some places, such signage carries the force of law)
    2) the establishment owner does not believe in human rights.

    In either case, we want to know about these places. If your site becomes a popular resource, it could actually begin to affect a real change when business owners see their numbers drop due to their anti-American/anti-human rights stance.


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