Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: gun and knife show

  1. #1
    Regular Member Raggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wild Wild West Michigan
    Posts
    1,188

    gun and knife show

    Grand Rapids gun and knife show at the Deltaplex, Dec 1 and 2. Cost is 5 dollars per person. any interest? Open carry friendly!
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    grand rapids
    Posts
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by Raggs View Post
    Grand Rapids gun and knife show at the Deltaplex, Dec 1 and 2. Cost is 5 dollars per person. any interest? Open carry friendly!
    I'm going, but the open carry is only unloaded unless they chanced it, but last time I was there I had to unload.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Burton, Michigan
    Posts
    3,361
    Quote Originally Posted by Grutte Pier View Post
    I'm going, but the open carry is only unloaded unless they chanced it, but last time I was there I had to unload.
    When was this? If I remember correctly, a few from here (not I), attended the last show about a month ago and it was good to go for loaded CC and OC.

  4. #4
    Regular Member Raggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wild Wild West Michigan
    Posts
    1,188
    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXDacp View Post
    When was this? If I remember correctly, a few from here (not I), attended the last show about a month ago and it was good to go for loaded CC and OC.
    That was DrTodd and I, there was no issue, no unloading, just open carried through it.
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

  5. #5
    Michigan Moderator DrTodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hudsonville , Michigan, USA
    Posts
    3,337

    Re: gun and knife show

    Quote Originally Posted by Grutte Pier View Post
    I'm going, but the open carry is only unloaded unless they chanced it, but last time I was there I had to unload.
    Grutte Pier,
    Raggs is correct... we OC'd and were NOT required to unload. We were very obviously carrying too as a few vendors made positive comments about our doing so. Just to make sure we are on the same page here, the Delta Plex show is the one we attended... the 28th street show requires a firearm to be unloaded.
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

    "Though defensive violence will always be a 'sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." -Saint Augustine

    Disclaimer I am not a lawyer! Please do not consider anything you read from me to be legal advice.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    grand rapids
    Posts
    17

    oc gunshow

    That's where I went wrong then, I was there indeed last month, and I had my shirt over it, so cc.
    I'll make sure next time its visible, I also went to the show in Lansing last weekend, wonder if they allow oc.

  7. #7
    Michigan Moderator DrTodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hudsonville , Michigan, USA
    Posts
    3,337
    Quote Originally Posted by Grutte Pier View Post
    That's where I went wrong then, I was there indeed last month, and I had my shirt over it, so cc.
    I'll make sure next time its visible, I also went to the show in Lansing last weekend, wonder if they allow oc.
    It appeared that they WERE zip tying firearms that people were bringing in to sell... so you may well have seen what APPEARED to be the "typical" gun check at at the door.
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

    "Though defensive violence will always be a 'sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." -Saint Augustine

    Disclaimer I am not a lawyer! Please do not consider anything you read from me to be legal advice.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •