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    The Best Antique Gun Show In the World: Only a bit more than an Hour from Virginia

    To my mind, this is the BEST gun show in the world of any kind:


    http://www.baltimoreshow.com/


    Be there on Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th. Play "where's The Donkey:" I will be there -- both in front of and behind the tables -- in a red plaid flannel shirt partially obscuring a tee-shirt with some democratic slogan on it.


    Find me, and I will buy you a beverage of your choice.

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    Do you still need a passport

    or have they become part of the United States again?

    Last I heard, the dictator didn't allow open or concealed carry in Maryland. (Unless you knew who to bribe)

    No telling what other deranged "laws" they have.

    Would love to go and meet you, but I don't think they will let me back in.

    Feel free to come to Richmond for a Saturday breakfast and I will buy. ;>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by va_tazdad View Post
    or have they become part of the United States again?

    Last I heard, the dictator didn't allow open or concealed carry in Maryland. (Unless you knew who to bribe)

    No telling what other deranged "laws" they have.

    Would love to go and meet you, but I don't think they will let me back in.

    Feel free to come to Richmond for a Saturday breakfast and I will buy. ;>)
    Word on the street is that MD state police "border search" cars with VA tags on the interstates in hopes of catching a CHPer who forgot to lock up his gun. Its kinda like the Coast Guard operating beyond the continental shelf, stopping and boarding vessels.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Word on the street is that MD state police "border search" cars with VA tags on the interstates in hopes of catching a CHPer who forgot to lock up his gun. Its kinda like the Coast Guard operating beyond the continental shelf, stopping and boarding vessels.
    good thing I used 301 when I went there last July, "forgot" isn't strictly the correct term, and that's all I'll say.

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    The Best Antique Gun Show In the World: Only a bit more than an Hour from Virgi

    Seems like it might be a cool show, too bad it's in my "no-fly" zone.
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    It's North of the Ni !
    Nothing good happens North of the Ni

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    It's North of the Ni !
    Nothing good happens North of the Ni
    The Battle of Fredericksburg happened north of the Ni.

    And Lynyrd Skynyrd sometimes plays Nissan.

    I thought you might have liked that one of those.

    In any event, I don't think that they have a problem with you wearing a sidearm into the show . . .

    So long as it was made before 1898. And really, there were quite a few good ones.

    No really. We should all be blessed enough to own a LeMatt.

    And if I am wrong about OCing an antique into the show, my apologies. I will buy you a beverage after you are released from jail.

    Perhaps I could even represent you at your trial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donkey View Post
    The Battle of Fredericksburg happened north of the Ni.
    qft

    Shows he considers the Union invasion of VA as a good thing.

    And, then in typical carpetbagger fashion he offers to help resolve the problem he caused.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    qft

    Shows he considers the Union invasion of VA as a good thing.

    And, then in typical carpetbagger fashion he offers to help resolve the problem he caused.
    I did think that Lee's rout of Burnside might be kind of popular with some. But what do I know? Maybe Lincoln is more popular in Virginia these days than I thought -- with the movie and all.

    Did you like the way he whipped those vampires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donkey View Post
    SNIP Did you like the way he whipped those vampires?
    It was not nearly as comedically entertaining as a certain liberal shill who brought a miniature antique gun show to a VCDL meeting some years ago, while wearing a very tiny BUG as his primary carry gun, all to show us (Webb?) was on our side....(excuse me I fell out of my chair laffing again)...as a gun owner.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    It was not nearly as comedically entertaining as a certain liberal shill who brought a miniature antique gun show to a VCDL meeting some years ago, while wearing a very tiny BUG as his primary carry gun, all to show us (Webb?) was on our side....(excuse me I fell out of my chair laffing again)...as a gun owner.
    I am glad the shill brought the BUG and the antiques. No other modern weapons huh? I think Webb carried a 1911 and could have brought that if he came personally. As I recall, he filled out the NRA's survey in a way that would have merited an "A" rating -- had Chris Cox not lost the survey. I guess I may have mentioned at one point on OCDO way back then that Mr. Cox was also the head of Senator Allen's Sportsmen's Outreach. Allen, I believe, sent a paid operative as his spokesman to a different VCDL meeting who wasn't carrying any guns, didn't bring any with him, and advocated much the same things that Webb did on 2A related issues -- except for conservation. Allen was against that. BORING!

    So I suppose Webb's guy could have just said that and then left, and it would have also been pretty boring meeting. Why not liven it up with some classics? Haven't you noticed that some of the VCDL guys favor Colt percussion Armys as their primary carry? You would not want to be on the business end of one of those -- (even though I would prefer to be staring down that barrel of a Colt Army than one on a a Confederate LeMat). A BUG does seem kind of wimpy in comparison to what most people bring to VCDL meetings. But one does not feel too great a threat of being mugged at the Mason District government building with 50 or well armed guys on the premises-- not including the police. To demonstrate a deeper, more cosmic connection, I suppose the shill could have strapped a Patterson carbine to his back, or a Desert Eagle to his side. But then, in the circumstances, wouldn't that have been overkill?

    I trust that by now you have recovered from any injuries you may have experienced from falling out of your chair. Is it too late to sue the guy? Sounds like it could have been pretty dangerous:I understand that some people have troubles with accidental discharges that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donkey View Post
    No really. We should all be blessed enough to own a LeMatt.
    Some of us DO own one....but I still wouldn't go north of the Ni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donkey View Post
    No really. We should all be blessed enough to own a LeMatt.
    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Some of us DO own one....but I still wouldn't go north of the Ni.
    Lemat Revolver Rare Confederate 1st Model LeMat Grapeshot Revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Some of us DO own one....but I still wouldn't go north of the Ni.
    For those not similarly blessed:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeMat_Revolver

    If you ever get tired of it Peter -- and it is not a repro -- let me know.

    South of the Ni is not too far for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Lemat Revolver Rare Confederate 1st Model LeMat Grapeshot Revolver.
    http://www.angelfire.com/oh3/civilwa...ues/lemat.html
    And I thought there were rules about posting links to pornography . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donkey View Post
    I am glad the shill brought the BUG and the antiques. No other modern weapons huh? I think Webb carried a 1911 and could have brought that if he came personally. As I recall, he filled out the NRA's survey in a way that would have merited an "A" rating -- had Chris Cox not lost the survey. I guess I may have mentioned at one point on OCDO way back then that Mr. Cox was also the head of Senator Allen's Sportsmen's Outreach. Allen, I believe, sent a paid operative as his spokesman to a different VCDL meeting who wasn't carrying any guns, didn't bring any with him, and advocated much the same things that Webb did on 2A related issues -- except for conservation. Allen was against that. BORING!

    So I suppose Webb's guy could have just said that and then left, and it would have also been pretty boring meeting. Why not liven it up with some classics? Haven't you noticed that some of the VCDL guys favor Colt percussion Armys as their primary carry? You would not want to be on the business end of one of those -- (even though I would prefer to be staring down that barrel of a Colt Army than one on a a Confederate LeMat). A BUG does seem kind of wimpy in comparison to what most people bring to VCDL meetings. But one does not feel too great a threat of being mugged at the Mason District government building with 50 or well armed guys on the premises-- not including the police. To demonstrate a deeper, more cosmic connection, I suppose the shill could have strapped a Patterson carbine to his back, or a Desert Eagle to his side. But then, in the circumstances, wouldn't that have been overkill?

    I trust that by now you have recovered from any injuries you may have experienced from falling out of your chair. Is it too late to sue the guy? Sounds like it could have been pretty dangerous:I understand that some people have troubles with accidental discharges that way.

    qft

    The shill for the liberal shill thinks VCDL meetings are boring without liberal shills.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Lemat Revolver Rare Confederate 1st Model LeMat Grapeshot Revolver.
    http://www.angelfire.com/oh3/civilwa...ues/lemat.html
    Quote Originally Posted by The Donkey View Post
    And I thought there were rules about posting links to pornography . . . .
    Nay, nay, nay - gunporn (if SFW) is more than acceptable, especially fine examples with real bone charcoal case color or intact rust bluing is much appreciated. I could spend an evening just holding one of those

    It is the human depictions that ruin the acceptability.

    BTW - yes peter nap's is the real thing.
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    Thumbs down baltimoreshow

    Quote Originally Posted by The Donkey View Post
    To my mind, this is the BEST gun show in the world of any kind:


    http://www.baltimoreshow.com/


    Be there on Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th. Play "where's The Donkey:" I will be there -- both in front of and behind the tables -- in a red plaid flannel shirt partially obscuring a tee-shirt with some democratic slogan on it.


    Find me, and I will buy you a beverage of your choice.

    Just for reference how many gun shows have you been to inside/outside the U.S. and which ones???
    The Big Reno show, the Wanenmacher Arms Show in Oklahoma (FOR NON FFL HOLDERS) and the S.H.O.T. show rank as the best in my book.
    Shows outside the U.S. just aren't quite as fun (interesting) as those inside.

    While it might be a decent show it would require me to give money to the State of Maryland directly/indirectly, that's not going to happen if it can be avoided.
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Just for reference how many gun shows have you been to inside/outside the U.S. and which ones???
    The Big Reno show, the Wanenmacher Arms Show in Oklahoma (FOR NON FFL HOLDERS) and the S.H.O.T. show rank as the best in my book.
    Shows outside the U.S. just aren't quite as fun (interesting) as those inside.

    While it might be a decent show it would require me to give money to the State of Maryland directly/indirectly, that's not going to happen if it can be avoided.
    +1

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    Too bad, I love old guns, but not enough to travel to Maryland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Just for reference how many gun shows have you been to inside/outside the U.S. and which ones???
    The Big Reno show, the Wanenmacher Arms Show in Oklahoma (FOR NON FFL HOLDERS) and the S.H.O.T. show rank as the best in my book.
    Shows outside the U.S. just aren't quite as fun (interesting) as those inside.

    While it might be a decent show it would require me to give money to the State of Maryland directly/indirectly, that's not going to happen if it can be avoided.
    I've been working shows with my dad all over the place since I was age 4.

    The ones I have been to in Virginia are Chantilly, Harrisonburg, Mechanicsville, Roanoke and Hillsville. I may have gone to the one at the State Fairgrounds too, but can't remember, which is not a good sign.

    I liked Hillsville the best in Virginia, although mainly not for the guns. It is an experience that everybody should have for the days that it takes just to walk around the Flea-market. I did some good buying there too: a double barreled percussion "Cape Gun" that required some work, but looks great now, and is for sale if anyone is interested.

    The biggest ones I have been to elsewhere are Columbus, Detroit & Las Vegas. But sometimes, the little ones are just as good. Pottstown, PA for example can be a great show when the market for antiques is good. For me, on the modern stuff, Chantilly, Roanoke and Mechanicsville (while it existed) are fine because 80% of the guns on the tables of the major dealers are the same. The Chantilly show has become annoyingly crowded lately, but I think that is going to die down in a few months when the "weekenders" realize that the Assault Weapons Ban is going nowhere.

    I rarely get worked up enough to boycott anything, although I have been more careful lately about avoiding fish that is over-fished or irresponsibly farmed. I cannot imagine that I will ever miss a gun show because I disagree with a state's laws, but who knows: there is a first time for everything.

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    [QUOTE=The Donkey;1910453.... I cannot imagine that I will ever miss a gun show because I disagree with a state's laws, but who knows: there is a first time for everything.[/QUOTE]

    I don't think anybody really minds that you go to gun shows outside of Free[er] America - so long as you do not spend any money anywhere besides the gun show. Paying any sort of tax, or spending money that permits folks to continue living there (as opposed to moving to Free[er] America) is what we generally oppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Word on the street is that MD state police "border search" cars with VA tags on the interstates in hopes of catching a CHPer who forgot to lock up his gun. Its kinda like the Coast Guard operating beyond the continental shelf, stopping and boarding vessels.
    I regularly travel back and forth to TPRofMaryland, and I have never been stopped. I even have the big orange "Guns Save Lives" sticker right next to my Virginia plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    I regularly travel back and forth to TPRofMaryland, and I have never been stopped. I even have the big orange "Guns Save Lives" sticker right next to my Virginia plate.
    It may be just gossip James. I can't imagine how it starts though.

    Yesterday was pretty so I rode my motorcycle and ran into another biker from Maryland at WaWa. He was asking if I had problems with the police because of my gun. I explained it was legal and I had no problems with Law Enforcement but I understood they regularly strip searched people from Maryland and New York to see if they had weapons.

    Not everyone is as willing to give good information to visitors as I am, so I guess that's how these stories get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    I regularly travel back and forth to TPRofMaryland, and I have never been stopped. I even have the big orange "Guns Save Lives" sticker right next to my Virginia plate.
    Don't give them the least justification or pretext to traffic-stop you. Its one thing for them to see your sticker. Its something else for them to see the sticker and clock you at 12 miles over the speed limit or have a brake light out, etc.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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