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    was wondering if anybody from here is going to the gun show this weekend.

    the wife and me are heading there tomorrow (saturday) and i just thought that perhaps that would be another way to meet some new people from here.


    also..............anybody else find it odd that the gun show does not allow open carry, or is there a reason for it???

    i'm actually not open carrying yet, because i'm still working on familiarizing myself with whatever knowledge i need, but i noticed last weekend that there was a sign that said "all guns must be checked here", and then the guy would put a plastic zip tie looking piece through the barrel to prevent it from being used.


    can somebody explain that to me???

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    It's a common requirement for insurance coverage for the promoter.

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    scorpio_vette wrote:
    was wondering if anybody from here is going to the gun show this weekend.

    the wife and me are heading there tomorrow (saturday) and i just thought that perhaps that would be another way to meet some new people from here.


    also..............anybody else find it odd that the gun show does not allow open carry, or is there a reason for it???

    i'm actually not open carrying yet, because i'm still working on familiarizing myself with whatever knowledge i need, but i noticed last weekend that there was a sign that said "all guns must be checked here", and then the guy would put a plastic zip tie looking piece through the barrel to prevent it from being used.


    can somebody explain that to me???
    First, as Doug stated issurance can be an issue, so to get the insurance you have to have no loaded firearms.

    Second, In La Crosse, the gun shows are held in Government Buildings, so we cannot OC there anyway.

    Third, the ZIP tie is placed on the firearm in such a way as to keep the action either always open, or always closed. Either way, you cannot load it and thus cannot use it.

    It would take me about three(3) hours to get there from La Crosse, but I am more than willing to come, if for no other reason thanto help "familiarizing you with whatever knowledgeyou need."

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    Would love to meet some people from this forum there, but alas, some of the family decided to get together tomorrow to celebrate x-mas. The joys of having many homes to go to for the holidays, everyone has to plan it on different days.

    Enjoy the show! Hopefully it's one of the better ones. I've been to a few shows already, and a couple have been complete flops...not worth the $5 to get in the door.

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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    It would take me about three(3) hours to get there from La Crosse, but I am more than willing to come, if for no other reason thanÂ*to help "familiarizing you with whatever knowledgeÂ*you need."
    no need for that. but we should keep in touch, as i'll probably be out that way with the motorcycle this summer. nice riding up towards the lacrosse area, and i have friends there.

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    I'll probably be there tomorrow. Looking to sell my 10/22 so hopefully I'll get some bites.
    “The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.” — Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    I just got home from the Waukesha gun show at the Expo Center. I was there for almost 2 hours-carried of course. No issues. A couple people asked me if I wanted to sell the pistol.

    Wanted to add that the show was very well attended-almost wall to wall people.
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    comp45acp wrote:
    I just got home from the Waukesha gun show at the Expo Center. I was there for almost 2 hours-carried of course. No issues. A couple people asked me if I wanted to sell the pistol.

    Wanted to add that the show was very well attended-almost wall to wall people.
    Isn't the Expo Center a government building?

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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    comp45acp wrote:
    I just got home from the Waukesha gun show at the Expo Center. I was there for almost 2 hours-carried of course. No issues. A couple people asked me if I wanted to sell the pistol.

    Wanted to add that the show was very well attended-almost wall to wall people.
    Isn't the Expo Center a government building?
    Not sure of legal ownership-however if they can have a gunshow there it must be OK to have a loaded gun there also. Myself and others from the Wisconsin Patriots have carried there several times while renting a table. We have been observed by uniformed officers without incident. I saw a couple dealers carrying as well.
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    comp45acp wrote:
    bnhcomputing wrote:
    comp45acp wrote:
    I just got home from the Waukesha gun show at the Expo Center. I was there for almost 2 hours-carried of course. No issues. A couple people asked me if I wanted to sell the pistol.

    Wanted to add that the show was very well attended-almost wall to wall people.
    Isn't the Expo Center a government building?
    Not sure of legal ownership-however if they can have a gunshow there it must be OK to have a loaded gun there also. Myself and others from the Wisconsin Patriots have carried there several times while renting a table. We have been observed by uniformed officers without incident. I saw a couple dealers carrying as well.
    Well then, it must be legal.

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    I would like to, but I fear I would find something I want. I have NO money so to avoid that dilemma I will simply not go.
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

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    bigdaddy1 wrote:
    I would like to, but I fear I would find something I want. I have NO money so to avoid that dilemma I will simply not go.
    So, what do you think of mandatory training fees as prerequisite for exercising your Right to Keep and Bear Arms?

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