Now, I have not been to a gun show in many years. I was visiting a friend, and after some range time, we decided to check out the local gun show. My friend knew the police officer at the entrance, and we had a conversation.
After reading the sign, “NO loaded guns allowed”, my friend asked if that included concealed carry guns. The officer said it did, no loaded guns allowed. WTF? Well, we left. I sent the people who put the show on an email, explaining that I would not go to a show that did not allow legal concealed carry.
I received a reply today, stating they appreciate my input, try to keep the safety of the people in mind… Just my guess, but thinking the promoters are not gun folks?
Don’t get me wrong, I understand checking any guns you might be wanting to show for sale, and I certainly respect the rights of a show, or venue to restrict gun carry. I just won’t participate.
On other forums, I have heard this is pretty much par for the course so to speak. Is this true in your areas?
Maybe I am behind the times. I have met several groups of gun owners from other forums, where we toured gun companies, visitors and employees, had gunz. With a Z… Never a problem. Hot ranges, no problem. Everyone knows you NEVER pull a loaded gun in public unless the SHTF.
Well, that is my mini rant for the week.