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    I certainly would. I disarm to go to work, post offices, etc. Even though I may not want to vote for a candidate they are still fascinating public figures. Man, I would especially if I had the chance to engage them in a conversation about certain issues.
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    Negative. Not going to disarm. I believe that any candidate would respect that. Well, any one with morals, love of country, life and liberty. Um, I guess that would rule out just about every Lib, wouldn't it?
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    I too go to places all the time where I have to disarm. Its agravating, but if I get to do what I want to do sometimes I have to play by the rules that I didn't write.
    One of the most memorable events I ever attended was when Ronald Reagan spoke at our local high school during his 1980 run for office. That was way long before I ever started carrying and I remember all the Secret Service guys that were there. Needless to say, If anything had happened, the last thing I would have wanted to do would have been to pull out a gun.
    As for now, I would definately like to attend a rallly where Sarah Palin was going to speak. Especiallly after seeing her defend our 2nd Amendment rights last night with Charlie Gibson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    Yes she does, but I doubt the SS likes them to be around her if they are not the ones carrying them.
    If you got close enough to any of them the SS would have already had there way with you
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    no I would not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD in SC View Post
    Nope, not gonna disarm. Besides, Sarah likes guns.
    I think you will find that her Secret Service Detail has other ideas!
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    Yes i would . No matter the candidate or my personal respect for them. I will disarm and in a fashion which shows everyone i did if possible . The folks responsible for having the candidates safety in mind can have all weapons they can identify . I am not a danger to any canadate , and if in a scuffle in the crowd well its likely i am better armed than most who attend . My being armed is a mindset , the knife or pistol are only an expression ( and handy force multiplier ) of the mindset .
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    I agree would not even go

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    Would you disarm to meet a candidate?
    No.

    Besides, IMO coverage is better on television/internet anyway.
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    What would the purpose be to carry there, besides just trying to make a point.

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    If you are actually going to meet a major candidate such as McCain-Palin, you can't get anywhere near them with a firearm. My son-in-law was recently invited to meet McCain and Palin when they arrived in Kansas City. Before the meeting, my son-in-law recieved a phone call from the Secret Service. They told him "Mr.___, we understand that you have a CCW permit. Please do not bring your weapon."

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    Nope, I wouldn't disarm. Getting a chance to meet anyone is not worth me leaving my side arm at home

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    In Georgia I'd have to. Political rallies and firearms are a No-no here.

    Otherwise I wouldn't if I didn't have to.
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    last st. patty's day, hillary clinton made an appearance in our local parade. i was openly carrying that day, because i planned on not going, but ended up there anyway. she walked past me less than 40' away, and the world didn't end. i got dirty looks from some ladies, but that's about it. and, no, i wouldn't disarm to meet a candidate. nothing they have to say is that important.

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