No CC at gun shows

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 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I've solved the CC carry at all gun shows...I quit going about 6-7 years ago...no more overpriced guns, ammo..., although I do miss those nice CCW badges.
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    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.

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    Concealed means CONCEALED
    The deals at my LGS are better than the shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Passin' Through View Post
    "Lastly and VERY IMPORTANTLY, NO LOADED GUNS!!!!!! If you've got a concealed weapons permit, the same applies. NO LOADED GUNS in the building. If you want to bring your gun, check it at the front door. They will assist you with unloading it and clipping a tie around it to prove it has been unloaded properly and checked. There is a Sheriff Deputy at the door at all times waiting to assist you. If we have ANYONE with a loaded gun we will be escorted out and never allowed to have a booth there again. We HAVE to obey the rules. I carry a loaded gun at all times, BUT I left it in the truck during my shift. "

    I dont go to shows...one reason is they are trying to sell GUNS...yet they BAN them at the door lol...DUMB...now you dont get any decent deals anymore anyways so im not missing anything,,but I seldom go places where CC/OC is not ok.

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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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passin' Through View Post
    How many of you that cc would actually take your cc out at a gun show? .
    From only a few months worth of going to gun shows, where people casually and commonly discuss guns:

    --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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by houdini View Post
    I was at a gun show I was working with a dealer the next booth to me some how a round end in a gun then the gun went off, no one got hurt but a $3,000 knife had a bullet in the handle of it. He was escort to the office then he pack up.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    This has been beat to death:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...gun-shows.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-gunshows.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...your-guns.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...how-carry.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...how-carry.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-friendly.html


    I DON'T have a problem with unloading to go into a gun show. These venues are PRIVATE PROPERTY & the owner's wishes should be respected. I'm very PRO_GUN, but I don't let people I don't know, or who handle firearms carelessly, carry on my property!

    I go to a lot of these shows & have had numerous firearms pointed at me! Most are just by people NOT paying attention to where the muzzle is pointed....OTHERS have actually aimed the firearm, using myself or other patrons to 'check out the sights'. If you haven't had this happen to you at a gun show.....You either weren't paying attention (walking around in WHITE) or you've never been to a gun show! A couple of people I have even 'dressed down' & embarrassed them when they do it. I had a guy who picked up a rifle with a scope & laser, who then shouldered the rifle & used my chest as a target from several isles away! After a severe berating by myself, he left the show...WITHOUT a purchase!

    Not all attendees at the shows are as careful as they should be.......

    There have been numerous NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES at gun shows, even when they ask that ALL weapons be unloaded. I am glad they tell EVERYBODY to unload. There are way to many numb skulls with poor firearms skills.....& I don't want to get accidentally shot!

    As to the people who say that they won't unload for ANY reason at a gun show......I have ONE piece of advice (if you decide to disregard the rules):

    DON'T FOR ANY REASON REMOVE YOUR CARRY ARM WHILE AT A SHOW..... Not even to try the next, new fangled, wizz-bang holster or latest Tom Swiftie laser that you have been trying to find. ....because I don't want you accidentally shooting me!

    If EVERYBODY were attentive to this, there would be NO NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES at these shows.

    If you're worried about being 'disarmed' while in the show, keep this in mind: If some miscreant, BG or just plain dumb a$$ starts shooting ....I'm hitting the deck, because all of the other nimrods who DIDN'T unload are going to be going for their guns....even the guys who unloaded are going to be trying to load theirs.......& how many more NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES are going to occur? I have better than average shooting skills, but in a close, densely occupied show venue.....How can you be sure of where your rounds fired at a potential BG are going? How many innocents are YOU going to hit in the process of stopping a BG?.....YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ROUNDS YOU FIRE!
    Very well said

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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