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Postby 747tech » Thu May 31, 2018 9:15 am

Didn't see anything on a search. The Cleveland zoo's rules state the following:

Concealed Carry Permit Holders: Pursuant to ORC Section 2923.126, weapons are NOT permitted in any of the buildings or on Cleveland Metroparks Zoo grounds, and there is no place to store weapons on Zoo grounds. It is recommended that weapons be lawfully stored in a locked compartment or locked container within vehicles.

I thought metro parks couldn't prohibit carry. I get the buildings thing but the grounds themselves?
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby JonasM » Thu May 31, 2018 10:26 am

I don't have an answer for you, but count me among those surprised that they even acknowledge car storage as a viable option.
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby pirateguy191 » Thu May 31, 2018 10:43 am

My understanding is the grounds themselves are not prohibited.
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby 747tech » Thu May 31, 2018 11:10 am

Why are county fairs and zoo's such a pain to figure out if you can or can't carry! GRRRRR
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby JediSkipdogg » Thu May 31, 2018 12:24 pm

747tech wrote:Why are county fairs and zoo's such a pain to figure out if you can or can't carry! GRRRRR


Because figuring out who owns AND runs then is such a pain. We have intermingled public vs private way to much. For example...

If it's owned by a school, it's a school zone 24/7/365. If it's owned by someone else and operated/overseen by a school board, it's a school zone only when school zone activities are taking place.

If it's private property, they can chose either way.

If it's government property, and run by the government, they can only post buildings. If it's government property and run/leased by a private entity, they can post anything.


Your list shouldn't just pertain to fairs and zoos, but should be...

Questionable Carry Zones
Fairs
Zoos
Churches (run in what appears to be a school building)
Colleges (renting out private building space)
Private park events (for example Taste of Cincinnati vs Bunburry Music Festival)

If we could only pass a law that says once it's government owned, no matter who runs it, it cannot be posted, we would have some success. :wink:
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby rickt » Thu May 31, 2018 1:11 pm

I'm not sure why Cleveland Metroparks would treat the zoo any differently than any of its other properties. Their parks have never been posted since concealed carry became law in 2004. The one time I notified a ranger while on by bicycle after he stopped me, he didn't blink an eye.
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby Whirlwind06 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:22 am

The zoo grounds are not posted, at least the last time I was there.
But the buildings were, so stay out of the rain forest and gift shops and what not.
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby gaptrick » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:00 pm

So it looks as if they prohibit on the interwebs but don't post on the actual property? Nothing in the ORC indicates websites are considered legal notice. Enjoy the monkeys and don't fall into the lion area....
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Re: Cleveland zoo

Postby 747tech » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:03 pm

Went today. Entrance to park was clearly posted.
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