Cincinnati Zoo Status?

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Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby Louis » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:46 am

Over the years the Cincinnati Zoo seems to have been first a no-guns place, then just the parking lot, then nothing, now a full no-guns location. Anyone know the current status of the place? I am trying to exercise my second childhood self. Thanks!
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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby Brian D. » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:32 am

I sort of lost track and gave up, Louis. One of their claims is that they are somehow "affiliated" with Cincinnati Public Schools, hence off-limits to firearms.
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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby qmti » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:25 pm

I'm sure you can disarm and store/lock your firearm in the car when you attend. Am I correct???
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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby 147Doc » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:42 pm

The Zoo proper is posted.

The parking lot might be; I do not remember seeing such a sign the last time I was there (a couple of weeks ago.)

I carry, park, lock my pistol in the car, transition to the Zoo, see the sights, return to car, unlock and rearm, then leave.


I will say this: I feel much safer in the new parking lot than the old system where you might be caught idling on Drury, or take a chance parking on the public street. Plus the new lot is almost fully shaded by the solar panels, so the car is usually cool on return.
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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby JustaShooter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:49 pm

qmti wrote:I'm sure you can disarm and store/lock your firearm in the car when you attend. Am I correct???

With the law that went into effect last year, yes, even if it is posted - though to adhere to the letter of the law, it would need to be either locked in the trunk or locked in a container inside the passenger compartment.
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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby Louis » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:36 am

Thanks for the responses!

We were there yesterday and did not carry. However, we could not find any signs anywhere. We especially looked around the main entrance, both the escalator and the elevator. 147DOC, do you remember where you saw the signs? We will probably be back there next month.

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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby Roller » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:52 pm

We were there in the fall of last year. entered through the Vine street entrance. I saw no gun buster signs anywhere.
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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby Wolfie » Wed May 09, 2018 3:50 pm

http://cincinnatizoo.org/plan-your-visit/visitor-faq/
I have a conceal/carry permit. I am allowed to bring my firearm on Zoo grounds?
The Zoo does not allow any firearm to be brought on grounds, regardless if the individual has a conceal/carry permit.

and Issue 2 passed:
https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/ha ... vy-renewal
The zoo earns about $6.55 million from the levy annually, but that number covers a smaller and smaller portion of its cumulative financial needs, director Thane Maynard argued in February. Over the course of the preceding decade, he said, the
levy went from covering 41 percent of the zoo's budget to just 17 percent.
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Re: Cincinnati Zoo Status?

Postby ArmedAviator » Thu May 10, 2018 8:03 pm

I was there last Saturday. I did not see a sign upon initial entry. Upon a subsequent reentry later in the day, I noticed a si gle gun buster sign on the left side of the main entrance archway.


I carried until the subsequent reentry. Noone died. Go figure. I won't be going back.
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