What is Your Resort’s Policy on Personal Firearms?

The safety and security of our guests and staff are important to the management and ownership of Shawnee. This policy is designed for the protection of our guests and staff and pertains to the presence of firearms on resort premises.

The resort prohibits guests or visitors from openly carrying weapons on the resort premises.

We recognize that guests or visitors may legally possess firearms for a variety of legitimate purposes. This policy is intended to create a safe environment for all guests and visitors by providing appropriate guidance over the custody of firearms on our premises.

The resort premises are private property. Guests or visitors who lawfully are permitted to possess a firearm, we strongly discourage bringing any weapon on the property, and if a guest is so inclined it may be for storage purposes only. Any guest or visitor who is in possession of a firearm on resort premises is personally responsible for abiding by all applicable federal, state and local laws with respect to firearms, and ensuring that the firearm is:

  • unloaded;
  • secured in a locked, hard-sided firearm container provided by the guest; and
  • securely safeguarded at all times in a guest room (or personal vehicle), except when transporting the firearm into or out of the resort.

Guests who fail to abide by this policy may be asked to leave the resort premises. An exception to the restrictions described in this policy statement applies only to law enforcement officers and designated military personnel, who are on-duty and required to carry firearms in the performance of their duties. No exemption to this policy is allowed for private persons, even those licensed and permitted to carry a firearm, and/or where applicable, to conceal-carry a firearm.