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DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 10:29 PM
Just a thought, I was possibly debating to take a greyhound bus ride instead of driving 6+ hours to visit family in the future, I was wondering does anyone know the issue with carrying your firearm while riding a greyhound bus?

I ask because I have never riden a greyhound bus before, and I have no idea what the rules are on this topic, because I take it, it would be different than flying armed.

I am a FED LEO, I will be carrying badge and Creds with firearm as usual.

Preferably LEO's answer or people with CCW that have been in the situation, none of this he/she said, my friends brother's sister's type answers.

Thank you

Syncrosonix
09-12-2009, 10:35 PM
i'd take some kind of protection. the types of people who ride the bus aren't exactly model citizens. yeah, many people are afraid of flying. then there are the special ones....you know, those rare ones. you never know while you're sleeping, the person next to you may be plotting your demise. you may end up waking up being stabbed repeatedly, gurgling on your own blood, and eventually beheaded after you're dead, lying in a pool of your own blood.

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 10:44 PM
Haha, case closed I will take my truck.

BBM
09-12-2009, 10:48 PM
I work for Greyhound (a very small, commission based station though) and as far as I know, no. (This hasn't been brought up at all, because we don't search bags or anything at my station I work at) Those bigger company stations, like Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, New York, etc etc etc will do some sort of security screen.

Are you taking it for business purposes? When I pick up my paycheck tomorrow, I will inquire about that for you. :)

Syncrosonix
09-12-2009, 10:48 PM
Haha, case closed I will take my truck.

wise decision. the last time i was on a greyhound bus was due to the company being too cheap for airline tickets. i spent 16 gnarly hours sitting next to some real "geniuses" who reeked of the magical grass. one of them was obviously fresh out of prison.

BBM
09-12-2009, 10:51 PM
But then again, I've had the SWAT team board one of the buses with mp5's, dogs, cans of mace, etc....

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 10:51 PM
I work for Greyhound (a very small, commission based station though) and as far as I know, no. (This hasn't been brought up at all, because we don't search bags or anything at my station I work at) Those bigger company stations, like Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, New York, etc etc etc will do some sort of security screen.

Are you taking it for business purposes? When I pick up my paycheck tomorrow, I will inquire about that for you. :)

The trip would be for pleasure as me being in Law enforcement Fed Leo, I dont check the mail without my gun. lol

BBM, Thank You

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 10:54 PM
wise decision. the last time i was on a greyhound bus was due to the company being too cheap for airline tickets. i spent 16 gnarly hours sitting next to some real "geniuses" who reeked of the magical grass. one of them was obviously fresh out of prison.

I take it back, i did ride one once before I was in the 7th grade and going to DC on a school trip, wasnt bad as best as I can remember yet i was on there with just school kids and teachers. LOL

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 10:56 PM
From A to B flying would cost approx. 600 bucks, and riding the bus would cost 100 bucks.

I will probably just drive my truck and spend $150 in gas.

BBM
09-12-2009, 11:00 PM
I don't know what's worse, getting your head cut off on a Greyhound bus, or derailing on (R)Amtrak...

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 11:02 PM
I don't know what's worse, getting your head cut off on a Greyhound bus, or derailing on (R)Amtrak...

I will take the derailing, maybe i could survive somehow:confused: or not.

BBM
09-12-2009, 11:03 PM
From A to B flying would cost approx. 600 bucks, and riding the bus would cost 100 bucks.

I will probably just drive my truck and spend $150 in gas.
So it's a medium range trip then? You MAY be able to get away with it if you just put your firearm in your check bag. Then again, you're gonna have to worry about the worthless security, the ghetto handling your bag, then offering to take it for you and getting it lost forever. Yeah, not a good idea.

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 11:16 PM
So it's a medium range trip then? You MAY be able to get away with it if you just put your firearm in your check bag. Then again, you're gonna have to worry about the worthless security, the ghetto handling your bag, then offering to take it for you and getting it lost forever. Yeah, not a good idea.

No, I am not checking bags, I would be carrying a tactical backpack with some clothes in it, I would be gone for 2-3 days.

I was thinking i would stuff it inside a IWB holster with jacket as usual and be joe blow citizen.

Do you have to walk through a metal detector or be wanded?

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 11:17 PM
As for the trip it is a 8 hour bus ride I already checked on the greyhound website but I dont think riding this bus will be good, I will probably just drive.

BBM
09-12-2009, 11:20 PM
Depends on what stations you're going to switch buses. Make sure you have your CCW, and your PD credentials just in case too.

BBM
09-12-2009, 11:21 PM
Yeah, just drive. Keep your head :)

Futurelaw89
09-12-2009, 11:23 PM
Disregard.....

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 11:26 PM
Disregard.....

10-4

LMUcrazycagegrl
09-12-2009, 11:39 PM
I haven't taken the Greyhound, but after that maniac cut off the innocent guy's head....yeaaaaaaaah....


As for Amtrak - I've ridden Amtrak and the charter buses a couple dozen times. I enjoy the trip so much more than the drive because I'm able to get stuff done. They never do a security check, so it'd be better to have your firearm on you than in your luggage....

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 11:43 PM
I haven't taken the Greyhound, but after that maniac cut off the innocent guy's head....yeaaaaaaaah....


As for Amtrak - I've ridden Amtrak and the charter buses a couple dozen times. I enjoy the trip so much more than the drive because I'm able to get stuff done. They never do a security check, so it'd be better to have your firearm on you than in your luggage....

My firearm under no circumstance will part with me, it will never be in checked bags.

Steelers5
09-12-2009, 11:51 PM
6 hours of driving is worth it, Your destination on a greyhound will be doubled.
Like my fellow trucker said, Aren't model citizens. Expect to be bothered at some point in the trip.

When the bus stops for any reason. Take everything and be sure to get back on early. They will leave your *** and never take a head count.

Sit on the side were you put your bag underneath. Watch all people taking luggage for their stop.


Horrible way to travel, If you have the means to drive do it.

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-12-2009, 11:56 PM
6 hours of driving is worth it, Your destination on a greyhound will be doubled.
Like my fellow trucker said, Aren't model citizens. Expect to be bothered at some point in the trip.

When the bus stops for any reason. Take everything and be sure to get back on early. They will leave your *** and never take a head count.

Sit on the side were you put your bag underneath. Watch all people taking luggage for their stop.

thank You all for the insight on the lovely greyhound bus ride, I will not be taking the bus, i am gonna suck it up and drive.:D:D

BBM
09-13-2009, 12:05 AM
6 hours of driving is worth it, Your destination on a greyhound will be doubled.
Like my fellow trucker said, Aren't model citizens. Expect to be bothered at some point in the trip.

When the bus stops for any reason. Take everything and be sure to get back on early. They will leave your *** and never take a head count.

Sit on the side were you put your bag underneath. Watch all people taking luggage for their stop.


Horrible way to travel, If you have the means to drive do it.

I agree with everything except the bolded part. The people I deal with all the time are in the same ball park as what LE deals with. I don't believe a single word any customer says to me. They're all liars just trying to get out of paying for stuff. :rolleyes:

The drivers will leave you! It seems like everyday someone is being left because they went to go use the bathroom inside when they were told not to get off the bus. Not my problem. Their problem to figure out. They chose to do it, not me.

Another plus 1 on the luggage. I've made a few mistakes while unloading bags myself. (Misread the tag or something) No biggie, just make sure you put it back on the next bus heading that way. :)

It's not really a horrible way to travel, per say. It's a good sight-seeing trip. You get to see the country, the lower class of America, and most of Jamaica too. :)

Steelers5
09-13-2009, 12:05 AM
Can we turn this thread into horrible greyhound stories now ? :)

BBM
09-13-2009, 12:06 AM
thank You all for the insight on the lovely greyhound bus ride, I will not be taking the bus, i am gonna suck it up and drive.:D:D
You should suck it up and take the damn bus! :p

BBM
09-13-2009, 12:06 AM
Can we turn this thread into horrible greyhound stories now ? :)
Having working there for 5 years now.... where do I begin?????????????

Taylor13
09-13-2009, 12:07 AM
Can we turn this thread into horrible greyhound stories now ? :)

Dude.. hes got a lot of them, you'd be on all night...

BBM
09-13-2009, 12:12 AM
How about the drunk guy who sh*t himself in the station, stumbled across the lobby area knocking down a garbage can with crap dripping all down his leg? When I called the airport cops, they refused to arrest him because they didn't want to get their cruiser all dirty, so they sent him with a taxi cab.

BBM
09-13-2009, 12:14 AM
Uhhh, how about when I was working at another station a few years back, this drunk guy tried to hug and kiss me, said he loved me because I found his bag...........which was right in front of him. He just didn't realize it.

Taylor13
09-13-2009, 12:15 AM
Tell us how much you love the Airport Cops BBM...

BBM
09-13-2009, 12:18 AM
They're amazing! Response times are literally under 1 minute. Then again, their PD is just right there...

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-13-2009, 09:07 AM
You should suck it up and take the damn bus! :p

:D

katseiye
09-13-2009, 09:30 AM
From A to B flying would cost approx. 600 bucks, and riding the bus would cost 100 bucks.

I will probably just drive my truck and spend $150 in gas.

Have you considered the possibilty of rail service ?

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-13-2009, 09:33 AM
Have you considered the possibilty of rail service ?

I have thought but here in Tennesee not the most popluar, I dont think i would be able to get from A to B by rail because lack of.

1042 Trooper
09-13-2009, 12:24 PM
Worked many calls for assistance from Greyhound drivers over the years regarding the removal of suspicious, troublesome or downright metally unhinged passengers.

Once, the whole bus smelled like gasoline. I boarded to find two jerkoffs in the back row huffing a jar of gasoline.

I made them pedestrians to the cheers of the other riders. :D

BTW, often drivers will let you ride free if you identify yourself. They LOVE the company of a badge onboard.

But best not to take it at all.

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-13-2009, 12:59 PM
Worked many calls for assistance from Greyhound drivers over the years regarding the removal of suspicious, troublesome or downright metally unhinged passengers.

Once, the whole bus smelled like gasoline. I boarded to find two jerkoffs in the back row huffing a jar of gasoline.

I made them pedestrians to the cheers of the other riders. :D

BTW, often drivers will let you ride free if you identify yourself. They LOVE the company of a badge onboard.

But best not to take it at all.


Thanks for that info, I found a dirt cheap flight, I think i will flying now.

JohnDoeCop
09-13-2009, 04:57 PM
I graduated boot camp days after Sept 11th and had to ride a bus from SC to ME. Lets just say that after that 38 hour adventure I will never ride a bus again.

thatboatguy
09-13-2009, 07:49 PM
Hey Dare SUpporter... call amtrak pd.... there is a 1800 number.. give them a heads up your planning on coming on the train and your a fed LEO... you will 99 percent chance of riding for free.....


I recently had to take a few trips due to wife having surgery... I will not travel anywhere without my firearm... She couldnt fly.... and Honestly I didnt want to drive... so we decided to take the train... we both loved it... was very nice.. and Amtrak PD reaaaallly hooked us up.

DARE_SUPPORTER
09-13-2009, 09:05 PM
Hey Dare SUpporter... call amtrak pd.... there is a 1800 number.. give them a heads up your planning on coming on the train and your a fed LEO... you will 99 percent chance of riding for free.....


I recently had to take a few trips due to wife having surgery... I will not travel anywhere without my firearm... She couldnt fly.... and Honestly I didnt want to drive... so we decided to take the train... we both loved it... was very nice.. and Amtrak PD reaaaallly hooked us up.

Thank You appreciate the info.

BBM
09-13-2009, 09:18 PM
I graduated boot camp days after Sept 11th and had to ride a bus from SC to ME. Lets just say that after that 38 hour adventure I will never ride a bus again.
We will let active military and LEOs take as many bags to be checked as heavy as they want, by the way.