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NRA: Keep your working guns out of our convention

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    It would be safer if they just kept the people out.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    But aren't they violating Americans' Second Amendment rights?;)
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    The story sounds to me like they just want to express that this isn't a gun show, so working firearms aren't allowed. Patrons are encouraged to bring firearms. Thread, story and headline don't match.
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Isn't that SOP at gun shows? Action open, zip ties in place?
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I don't think so, because at so many gun shows, you don't have to have background checks and can buy them on the spot from a non-licensed "dealer."
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Conventions and trade shows have exhibitors. At the hardware convention they display hammers and drills and power saws. At the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration expo, they display heating and refrigeration units. At the auto dealers convention, they display stuff related to cars.

    At none of those conventions, however, do they have to say, "You need to modify the products before bringing them into the exhibit hall, because they are inherently dangerous things." Which is essentially what the NRA said.

    Given the NRA's stances in the past, it *is* kind of funny.

    This is the organization that was telling us that teachers should walk around schools armed, after Sandy Hook. Should the teachers carry guns without firing pins, since having guns that can actually fire around is dangerous?
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Read the story, dude. I'm not an NRA supporter by any stretch of the imagination, but the story didn't say working guns are not allowed. The NRA also didn't say it's because guns are too dangerous. Neither did the Tennesseean story linked in the posted article. Carnival goers are encouraged to bring operational, concealed carry weapons into the facility. Operational firearms aren't needed at the gun/trade show because you can't take them home like you can at traditional gun shows. Inexplicably, this actually shows a bit of common sense from an organization not known for it. They're requiring background checks and pick ups from dealers with FFLs.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    a non working firearm is a paperweight
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I did read the story.

    You just told me that operational firearms are "not needed" at the trade show.

    My question would then be why *is* it needed for the guns displayed to be non-operational?
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