This is a discussion on 30.06 sign at gun show within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Kodyo I won't complain, gun shows always have better prices than local shops here. Even when I get "scammed" by gun show ...
I usually have a gun in mind before I go to the gun show, so it kills me to not go early on the first day to try and get the good deal that is out (rather than try to barter, which I don't care to do).
Granted, if it's the last day they may be more willing to barter. Last one I went to I got a like new G36 for $350, and I was happy with that.
In Houston, the reason that you can't carry is due to where the events are held.
While most of the gun shows I have attended have 'Gunbuster' signs, ...
ALL of them have a desk where they check the firearm and run a zip-tie through the barrel or over the hammer ... ect.
A few did not allow loose ammunition or having the magazine in the weapon.
Not a bad idea IMO so I just take a pair of wire cutters to snip the tie when I leave and re-load once out the door.
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I quit going to gun shows some time ago. Just kept getting more and more uneasy in a crowded space with a lot of weapons, a lot of ammunition, and a lot of amateurs.
I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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This is actually pretty common. They like to make sure every gun in unloaded and safe. Most places just make sure it is unloaded and zip-tie through teh barrel till you leave you can still have it on your person. Theres soooo many cops at these events im not too worried it.
I can't think of where the show was (been several years since I have went to any show) but they had an area set aside with a 45 gallon drum lined with old ballistic vests, so that all firearms could be safely checked, before the cable ties could be put on them and for those who were leaving they could reload their carry weapon with the muzzle in the drum, before holstering.
Too many absent minded individuals (I'm being kind) at these shows...Now if I can shoot back......
I 've been to a bunch of gun shows over the years. Three of them had a ND, with injuries. Two of them were fired by off duty LEO's or security guards. Since attendees were specifically told that CCW'ing was prohibited, the venue owners and the the promoters were not included in the lawsuits.
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Here in CO a couple of years ago some dipstick shot himself at a gun show. Now they zip-tie the barrel of every gun in the place. You can carry as you like but its zip-tied.
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Missouri is a pretty gun friendly state. I've never been to a gun show where it wasn't posted, "No loaded weapons, No concealed carry."
I don't take offense. That would be kind of counter productive, now wouldn't it?
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I don't have a problem with not having a loaded piece on me at the gun show. I go to the WAC shows here in Washington and there are SOOO many police officers at that show, I pity the fool who would try to do anything at a gun show. I think the no concealed is for safety. The don't want people drawing/holstering loaded handguns all over the place. I have never been to a show where a firearm has been discharged but I have heard of it happening more than once.
I know I am a responsible gun owner, what I don't know, is if that guy standing next to me is.....
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