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    NRA gathering in Charlotte, NC for annual convention


    An anticipated crowd that could reach 70,000 is already starting to descend on Charlotte, N.C. where the National Rifle Association is gathering for its 139th annual member’s meetings and exhibits.


    That figure will include possibly hundreds of the estimated 90,000 NRA members living in Washington, and I will be reporting from there over the weekend.


    http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m5d12-NRA-convenes-annual-members-meeting-this-weekend-in-Charlotte-NC

    Or try this:

    http://tinyurl.com/2bfz8rv



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    Congratulations on 1,000 posts.

    That's all I have to say on this topic.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    70,000 people who are willing to be disarmed to attend an NRA Annual Meeting.

    Disgusting.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Well here you go NRA. Thanks for sending a great message.

    http://blogs.roanoke.com/rtblogs/dan...#comment-50275

    No guns allowed at the big NRA convention in Charlotte


    Is the National Rifle Association going soft?

    The nation's leading firearms rights organization, according to the Charlotte Observer, has chosen a dangerous "gun-free zone" as the site for its big upcoming national convention, which kicks off Thursday and is expected to draw 70,000 or so pistol-loving visitors to that North Carolina city.

    Apparently guns will be on display in the cavernous Charlotte Convention Center. But no attendees will be allowed to bring them in.

    From the Charlotte Observer:

    No guns can be carried into the convention center or sold at the gun show. But if visitors see something they like, they can order it there and pick it up at a local licensed dealer.

    That explains in part why Larry Hyatt will run free shuttles to the convention from his gun store on Wilkinson Boulevard.

    The horror!

    This means, of course, that those convention-goers will have to walk from their hotels or parked cars to the convention center doors unarmed.

    Which means, of course, that the convention goers are subject to being preyed upon by the criminal elements they usually insist they need protection from.

    What were they thinking?

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    Tess wrote:
    70,000 people who are willing to be disarmed to attend an NRA Annual Meeting.

    Disgusting.
    Not to give a pass to the NRA, but to anyone who knows for sure is it the laws of NC or the venues rules that prevent carry?

    To Tess, is it any different than folks disarming to go to a gun show?

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    longwatch wrote:
    Tess wrote:
    70,000 people who are willing to be disarmed to attend an NRA Annual Meeting.

    Disgusting.
    Not to give a pass to the NRA, but to anyone who knows for sure is it the laws of NC or the venues rules that prevent carry?

    To Tess, is it any different than folks disarming to go to a gun show?
    See Rules & Regulations, Section 7.30, Weapons Prohibited

    http://static.charlotteconventionctr...ions_Oct08.pdf

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    http://static.charlotteconventionctr...ions_Oct08.pdf



    7.30 DANGEROUS WEAPONS

    A “dangerous weapon” is any object or device
    designed or intended to be used to inflict serious
    injury upon persons or property.

    1. The possession of a dangerous weapon is
    prohibited in the Convention Center, except as
    provided below. Concealed weapons are strictly
    prohibited in the Convention Center.

    2. If firearms are an integral part of an event, an
    exhibitor may display a firearm as part of its
    exhibit during an event subject to the following:

    a. The exhibitor must comply with all federal,
    state, and local laws governing the possession
    and/or sale of firearms.

    b. Firearms may not be loaded or fired in the
    Convention Center.

    c. Firearms must be deactivated by removal of
    the firing pin, the bolt, or otherwise altered so
    that they are incapable of being fired (e.g., by a
    metal lock through the trigger mechanism, a
    plastic strap securing the trigger or hammer
    mechanism, a plastic strap securing the
    firearm’s “action” mechanism in an “open”
    state, or otherwise).
    Exceptions may be granted, at the CRVA’s sole
    discretion, for particularly rare antique firearms
    displayed in a locked case or otherwise made
    inaccessible.

    d. Powder or primers are prohibited in the
    Convention Center. Sample live ammunition
    may be displayed in exhibits, which are kept
    separate from firearm exhibits or by exhibitors
    who do not also display firearms.

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    buster81 wrote:
    http://static.charlotteconventionctr...ions_Oct08.pdf



    7.30 DANGEROUS WEAPONS

    A “dangerous weapon” is any object or device
    designed or intended to be used to inflict serious
    injury upon persons or property.

    1. The possession of a dangerous weapon is
    prohibited in the Convention Center, except as
    provided below. Concealed weapons are strictly
    prohibited in the Convention Center.

    2. If firearms are an integral part of an event, an
    exhibitor may display a firearm as part of its
    exhibit during an event subject to the following:

    a. The exhibitor must comply with all federal,
    state, and local laws governing the possession
    and/or sale of firearms.

    b. Firearms may not be loaded or fired in the
    Convention Center.

    c. Firearms must be deactivated by removal of
    the firing pin, the bolt, or otherwise altered so
    that they are incapable of being fired (e.g., by a
    metal lock through the trigger mechanism, a
    plastic strap securing the trigger or hammer
    mechanism, a plastic strap securing the
    firearm’s “action” mechanism in an “open”
    state, or otherwise).
    Exceptions may be granted, at the CRVA’s sole
    discretion, for particularly rare antique firearms
    displayed in a locked case or otherwise made
    inaccessible.

    d. Powder or primers are prohibited in the
    Convention Center. Sample live ammunition
    may be displayed in exhibits, which are kept
    separate from firearm exhibits or by exhibitors
    who do not also display firearms.
    I see, I was thinking that this all might be mooted by the fact that NC statutes are pretty restrictive on carry if alcohol is served or admission is charged.


    [size=§ 14‑269.3. Carrying weapons into assemblies and establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed.][/size] [size=(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, rifle, or pistol into any assembly where a fee has been charged for admission thereto, or into any establishment in which alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.][/size]
    [size=(b) This section shall not apply to the following:][/size]
    [size=(1) A person exempted from the provisions of G.S. 14‑269;][/size]
    [size=(2) The owner or lessee of the premises or business establishment;][/size]
    [size=(3) A person participating in the event, if he is carrying a gun, rifle, or pistol with the permission of the owner, lessee, or person or organization sponsoring the event; and][/size]
    [size=(4) A person registered or hired as a security guard by the owner, lessee, or person or organization sponsoring the event. ][size=(1977, c. 1016, s. 1; 1981, c. 412, s. 4, c. 747, s. 66; 1993, c. 539, s. 165; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)][/size][/size]


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    longwatch wrote:
    Tess wrote:
    70,000 people who are willing to be disarmed to attend an NRA Annual Meeting.

    Disgusting.
    Not to give a pass to the NRA, but to anyone who knows for sure is it the laws of NC or the venues rules that prevent carry?

    To Tess, is it any different than folks disarming to go to a gun show?
    The difference is not in NC laws, IMHO. It is that NRA has a choice of venues with which it can contract, and it chose this one. They can cry all they want that there are only "2 or 3" venues in the US that suits their purposes, but my contention is there are places, and they choose not to use them.

    Yes, at a gun show I can have a magazine, and ammunition, and a gun with me.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    I was passing through Charlotte and stopped by butwas not happy to see that I was not allowed to take my gun into the convention. What a load of crap! With the power the NRA has, they should haved used it to get the convention center to change their rule for the weekend, or go elsewhere in the city or to another city. I remember a few years back it was going to be in some Ohio city (Columbus?) and they moved it cuz the city was going to ban semi-autos. It sure does make the NRA harder to defend.

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    Swampbeast wrote:
    I was passing through Charlotte and stopped by butwas not happy to see that I was not allowed to take my gun into the convention. What a load of crap! With the power the NRA has, they should haved used it to get the convention center to change their rule for the weekend, or go elsewhere in the city or to another city. I remember a few years back it was going to be in some Ohio city (Columbus?) and they moved it cuz the city was going to ban semi-autos. It sure does make the NRA harder to defend.
    If the anti-gun folks pick up on this one, the NRA has just set us back 50 years. It will NEVER be brought out that the Convention Center had rules about not carrying inside their premises.

    WAY to go NRA!! You bunch of IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    GOV5 wrote:
    Swampbeast wrote:
    I was passing through Charlotte and stopped by butwas not happy to see that I was not allowed to take my gun into the convention. What a load of crap! With the power the NRA has, they should haved used it to get the convention center to change their rule for the weekend, or go elsewhere in the city or to another city. I remember a few years back it was going to be in some Ohio city (Columbus?) and they moved it cuz the city was going to ban semi-autos. It sure does make the NRA harder to defend.
    If the anti-gun folks pick up on this one, the NRA has just set us back 50 years. It will NEVER be brought out that the Convention Center had rules about not carrying inside their premises.

    WAY to go NRA!! You bunch of IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    If??? It's already in their teeth. Just google it and you will end up with plenty of reading material.

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