This is a discussion on No CC at gun shows within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 I've solved the CC carry at all gun shows...I quit going about 6-7 years ago...no more overpriced guns, ammo... , although ...
Gun shows are like the late could-have-been-great Brandon Lee's last "Crow" movie: Hundreds of guns with magazines and people handling them and racking back slides and the clicking and clacking of magazines and slides and triggers, surrounded by boxes of ammunition.
Concealed means CONCEALED
The deals at my LGS are better than the shows.
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I went and carried my Ruger sp101. Unloaded it myself as we had a booth for the Wiregrass Patriots we didn't have to wait in line. Put the shells in my pocket just before the door. Got a zip tie off the table and zipped it. Went and had a good time passing out pocket Constitutions and meeting some good folks. I still think it's hypocrisy. How many of you that cc would actually take your cc out at a gun show? But I know theirs always the one idiot. Anyway, it was a fun time. Planning another TEA Party at the courthouse in Dothan on the 15th of April. Ya'll come on down if you're taxed enough already.
I've only been to 1 gun show. You can't bring guns in here in Ohio. I was curious about this before I went, but after walking around it and watching people I can see why. Safety is beat into your head at my range. Don't put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot and treat all guns are though they are loaded.
I remember the guy who was walking around with 2 revolvers, one in each hand down at his side with his fingers on the triggers. Now, I assume, they were unloaded, but jeez, if people could carry loaded guns into those places I might be awfully scared with both the careless carrying and poor muzzle control that I witnessed. I don't want anyone testing their sites towards me, especially if there are loaded guns allowed in the place.
--to try and see if it fits in a new holster
--to see how it fits in some other carry option
--to show someone the laser/see how the laser fits in a holster
--to show it to friends you ran into (your latest 'carry', a normal topic of conversation at a gun show)
-- to show it to a dealer relative to a conversation
--to show it to another patron who has been asking about that same gun.
All reasonable reasons to bring out your...loaded...weapon. Which I have seen (albeit with guns disabled with cable ties).
Fortune favors the bold.
Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.
The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
Gun shows in Upstate NY have the same policy. I don't agree with it for permit holders. You either have to have your unloaded pistol or revolver zip tied at the door, leave it in your vehicle close to a mile away from the show building or leave it home. No more gun shows for me. Syracuse as any large city has a fair amount of crime. What a perfect opportunity for someone to break-in vehicles when people are attending the show or to jump unarmed people carrying empty guns as they make their way back to their vehicles. The 2nd ammendment ends at the door which I don't agree with and it's helping fill the promoters and insurance companies pockets. No thanks!
All of that makes sense and all the more reason to support your local sporting goods dealer and buy on-line unless you're really looking for something antique or really unique that you can't locate anyplace else.
I don't go to shows any more either. They never seem to have what I want anyway. And if they do it is for more than I'm willing to pay.
That said, I too have seen someone pick up a pistol with a laser on it and paint someone's head two aisles over to see if it works right. Do you want to be that person who was used as a target by some numbskull when there are loaded weapons floating around every where? I have also seen every other gun handling rule broken so many times it isn't funny.
I fully understand the reasons behind the no loaded weapons rules.
Bend the knees, smooth is fast, watch the front sight.
Last time I attended a gun show I carried concealed. I did follow the rules and stopped by the desk where the deputy checked my weapon, took my magazine and emptied my chamber. He put a zip tie through my magwell and chamber area and handed me the weapon back. I placed it back into my IWB holster and went about my business.
Yes, I find it absurd because he never checked me for extra magazines and a small pair of scissors would have removed the zip tie.
Being numerous tables of ammunition available I could have reloaded at any time.
“I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry.”
- Barack Obama Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2004