We just returned from a show in Fredericksburg, Va....
....where we (me & the Mrs.) spent a bunch of money. ...Just like the gunshows in Richmond, Va (RIR & Showplace), they request that ALL guns be unloaded & zip-tied.
Some people grumble....'They're abridging my 2nd Amend. rights.'.....That's a load of crap, THEY ARE SELLING GUNS. How anybody can figure an event that is selling thousands of guns & accessories can be called 'denying you your rights' by trying not to have any negligent discharges occur is beyond me.
It is all about safety. Of those among us who have gone to gunshows, or for that matter gunstores, how many of you have seen gun safety rules being broken?
I've been used as a target a couple of times that I have seen & probably a bunch I didn't see. One occasion, some nutjob was dry firing a gun & using the back of my head for a target!:gah: When my wife looked a little spooked at him, that's when I noticed I ducked :gah: & then let him have it (verbally). A second time, a man on 3/4 of the way accross the room was sighting down a long gun & using me again as a target, that time I hollered & everybody looked where I was pointing, he got the message. On numerous occasions I have pushed barrels out of the way when they have cross parts of my anatomy. Because of these people I'm glad they try to maintain a safe show.
Don't get me wrong, I love to go to these gunshows & try not to miss any of them, but do you really want some of the people that have guns to have them out & handling them in that environment. I don't have any problem unloading mine. I just stick empty gun in my holster & still have 2 LOADED magazines for quick access, if neccessary.
Besides, you never know when you might find that new holster you just have to have & you just have to try it out. It's better to do it with an unloaded gun.:image035: