The question is should I carry into a CPS office? I am licensed and legally I know I can unless they have the 30.06 sign posted, but should I really carry to my visit tomorrow? I carry everywhere else that I can so why not right? CPS is a state agency so would the building be consider that of a court house or similar building? If you don't want to read the whole thing, skip to the last paragraph!
Here's the situation. First off let me start by saying that the kids (twin 3 yr old girls) in question are not mine. Without going into a lot of detail, CPS wrongfully took the kids for medical neglect. We have been fighting to try to prove our case while also jumping through their hoops. This is the first time that they have asked my g/f to come into the office for a meeting. Since they have drug me into this she told them that I would be attending. Its kind of funny b/c they called her this morning asking for her to come in immediately, but once she told them that I would be attending they suddenly switched it to "well we can't do it today afterall we will call you back." My g/f was playing it smart by getting them to go ahead and schedule a meeting for tomorrow morning! They like to drag their feet and never call back. They didn't really give her any info on the meeting just that they wanted to meet with her.
This is where I come in. My g/f and I have been together for about 14 months. CPS came into our lives in the beginning of the year. We had no idea this was going to happen and have since been working to sort it all out. Since this time I kicked out my roommates, moved her in, and have been working to show that she/we have a solid foundation for the girls.
This was my first mistake! CPS has been doing everything from background checks (passed two so far) to requiring me to attend parenting classes even though biologically they aren't my kids. I have been compliant up to this point. When they ran my first background check they hit on my CHL. They were also surprised that I had a clean record
! They have made references many times that they aren't comfortable with putting the children in a home with firearms. They also want to come into my house to evaluate the situation and make sure that my house is safe. All the things they are doing right now are outside of the courts. They have yet to go to court, take us to court, or even provide any kind of court documentation for the things they are requiring.
Back to my concern. They know that I am coming and they also know that I am a CHL holder. They are smart enough to put 2 and 2 together to figure out that more than likely I will be carrying my concealed weapon on me. With that being the case I'm sure they will have some kind of officer (PD, constable, etc) there when I show up. Should I even be concerned about this? What would you do? I know its as easy as just leaving it in the car right? I ride a bike and there isn't room under the seat in the bike. My g/f will be in her car, but that's her car in her name. It would be one thing if it was my car. I am leaving right after the meeting to go to work and don't ever leave my gun at home. This would be the one time exception!