Carry at 2010 NRA Annual Meetings In Charlotte????

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    Question Carry at 2010 NRA Annual Meetings In Charlotte????

    I was considering volunteering to help at the NRA Annual Meetings In Charlotte, bur not if carry is prohibited.

    Emailed the Volunteer Coordinator to find out if OK to carry.

    Got the following non-reply:


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    To: yyyyyy
    Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 11:57 AM
    Subject: RE: Volunteers Needed For 2010 NRA Annual Meetings In Charlotte


    We always allow it if local law permits. And if the host city has an ordinance specific to the Convention Center, we usually ask for a waiver. I have not heard of any complications yet. But I'm not in Headquarters, either. Keep checking 139th NRA ANNUAL MEETINGS & EXH for updates. OK? Thanks.

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    Anyone here know the local law in Charlotte?
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    Charlotte itself is carry friendly or neutral at least. State law applies, OC and CC. Maybe check municode for specifics. I don't live there so this is from other folks I've talked to or read posts of.

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    Here is the Conv Center rules. The trick is, will the NRA get an exemption.

    DANGEROUS WEAPONS
    A “dangerous weapon” is any object or device designed or intended to be used to inflict serious injury upon persons or property.
    1. The possession of a dangerous weapon is prohibited in the Convention Center, except as provided below. Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited in the Convention Center.
    2. If firearms are an integral part of an event, an exhibitor may display a firearm as part of its exhibit during an event subject to the following:
    a. The exhibitor must comply with all federal, state, and local laws governing the possession and/or sale of firearms.
    b. Firearms may not be loaded or fired in the Convention Center.
    c. Firearms must be deactivated by removal of the firing pin, the bolt, or otherwise altered so that they are incapable of being fired (e.g., by a metal lock through the trigger mechanism, a plastic strap securing the trigger or hammer mechanism, a plastic strap securing the firearm’s “action” mechanism in an “open” state, or otherwise).
    Exceptions may be granted, at the CRVA’s sole discretion, for particularly rare antique firearms displayed in a locked case or otherwise made inaccessible.
    d. Powder or primers are prohibited in the Convention Center. Sample live ammunition may be displayed in exhibits, which are kept separate from firearm exhibits or by exhibitors who do not also display firearms.
    e. Firearms and ammunition will be inspected by an authorized safety inspector approved by the CRVA during event move-in and/or at such other times as determined by the CRVA. Violations of this policy will be reported to show management and the CRVA. All violations must be corrected before an exhibit will be allowed to open.
    f. The sale of firearms and ammunition is prohibited in the Center, although exhibitors may take orders for future delivery subject to applicable law.

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    http://static.charlotteconventionctr...ions_Oct08.pdf

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    That sounds like a "no."
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    Because of the way North Carolina law reads, the convention centers rules mean little. To prohibit concealed carry, notice that concealed weapons are prohibited must be "conspicously" posted.

    While there is no precise definition of "conspicuous" notice, it has been commonly taught/accepted that it means at every entrance.

    the convention (at least as of a few months ago) is not posted as no concealed carry. Whether anyone will say anything about open carry I have no idea

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    Are they charging admission to get in? I saw somewhere it is free for members to get in, so I would assume there is an entrance fee. If so State law will trump them all and it will be a no go.
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    I was at the Charlotte convention center this weekend for an RV show and did not see it posted, at least at the entrance I went thru. However, admission was charged so carry was prohibited. My educated guess is that there will be no carry at the 2010 NRA convention in Charlotte. The NRA convention will fall under the "admission is charged" rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmizzi View Post
    I was at the Charlotte convention center this weekend for an RV show and did not see it posted, at least at the entrance I went thru. However, admission was charged so carry was prohibited. My educated guess is that there will be no carry at the 2010 NRA convention in Charlotte. The NRA convention will fall under the "admission is charged" rule.
    The only way you can get in is if you are an NRA member. No admission fee is charged. Also, uniformed law enforcement and active military are allowed. This is what they did in Phoenix last year. I did both OC and CC while there.
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    I am planning to go with my husband and we are both NRA members. Can kids come with? Never been before...
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    Quote Originally Posted by purpledragon View Post
    I am planning to go with my husband and we are both NRA members. Can kids come with? Never been before...
    Absolutely, it's a family event.

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    Not mentioned in email

    As a life member, I got the big pitch email from Wayne LaPierre -- as I expect many of us did.

    No mention of carry, that I saw.

    Too bad.

    I'll pass.
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