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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:11 PM
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NRA Convention! NO GUNS ALLOWED!
ThinkProgress is reporting from the NRA Convention. This is our fourth dispatch. See our previous posts here, here, and here.

The NRA is holding its annual meetings this weekend at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Violence Policy Center executive director Josh Sugarmann noted this sign at the convention warning its members not to bring concealed carry weapons onto its property:




ThinkProgress spoke to a number of attendees and asked if they were bothered by the convention centers policy. Nearly everyone agreed that there needed to be some sort of restriction, suggesting NRA members who attended the conference understand the need for sensible safety regulations. I think thats probably a pretty good policy, one NRA member said. Some other reactions:

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/05/16/nra-gun-restriction... /

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:15 PM
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1. Oh the irony. Nt
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 08:50 PM
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22. self delete
Edited on Sun May-16-10 08:52 PM by bulloney
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:16 PM
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2. Like a sign is going to
keep out a mass murderer. :wtf:

They do support guns on campuses and in Starbucks.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:31 PM
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5. No, but the morons attending won't notice the abject hypocrisy.
And, being conservatives they wouldn't understand it if they did.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:27 PM
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3. Hypocrisy is the hallmark of conservatism.
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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:28 PM
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4. It's not the NRA setting this policy.. it's the state of NC..
14‑269.3.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, rifle, or pistol into any assembly where a fee has been charged for admission thereto, or into any establishment in which alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 05:45 PM
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18. I wouldn't have thought NC was so anti-gun.
Or more likely the more intelligent citizens among them realize that crowds & guns don't mix well. Perhaps the NRA should take a clue.
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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 05:57 PM
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19. It's a law from 1977- pre-CHL
It would have been cleaned up by H 270/S 235- http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl...

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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:39 PM
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6. Why in the hell would they have a convention in a gun-controlled place?
Edited on Sun May-16-10 03:40 PM by AlinPA
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Georgia farmer Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 04:49 PM
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11. Convention place
They held it there because the City gave them the hall rent-free.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 06:28 PM
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20. Money talks. Accept the gun controlled place because it's free. nt
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:49 PM
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7. The video would seem to indicate
that NRA members are a diverse bunch and hardly in lockstep with some off-the-shelf-pre-fabricated-divorced-from-reality-political-orthodoxy. Not that we see any of that around here...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:52 PM
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8. Yet they demand no restrictions on gun carry in church, airports,
Starbucks--and some want no restrictions at all....The hypocrisy boggles the mind.... :shrug:
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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 03:55 PM
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9. "They" didn't set this policy, see post #4. n/t
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 04:18 PM
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10. "They" DID accept the policy when they decided to hold their
convention their. Thus, the hypocrisy.
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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 04:57 PM
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12. Is this a "church, starbucks, or airport"?
No? Has the NRA taken the position that convention centers shouldn't be able to set their own policies regarding concealed firearms?

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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 05:31 PM
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15. what an incredibly ludicrous retort..
Edited on Sun May-16-10 05:39 PM by hlthe2b
Ludicrous and disingenuous. Good God, X_Digger. Can you not do better than THAT? Do you want to come across as a Freeper, who, when faced with the facts, simply continually change their arugments? Come on....
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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 05:41 PM
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17. Feel free to get your GRR on.. just realize it's not connected to reality.
Edited on Sun May-16-10 05:47 PM by X_Digger
Hey, if it makes you feel better, jump right in.

I haven't changed my argument. I just don't see the hypocrisy of having a convention in a convention center- one of the places in this state that statutorily prohibit concealed carry. I haven't checked whether or not there's any pending legislation to in NC to change this restriction (re a venue that requires admission or serves alcohol) so I can't comment on whether or not the NRA-ILA has taken a position on such a proposed change.

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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 05:01 PM
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13. Well, they could
1. Not charge to get in.
2. Not serve drinks.
3. Boycott the states law and move it to Arizona.

They might as well of held it in Chicago.
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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 05:39 PM
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16. Have you ever been to an NRA convention?
It's crawling with law enforcement. Just like a gun show, I don't see any issue with being unarmed there.

I haven't seen the NRA take a position that gun shows shouldn't disallow concealed carry, either.

In short..

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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 05:04 PM
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14. Too funny.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 07:57 PM
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21. You think they'd have chosen a different venue rather than have their rights trampled on
But then again, they got the use of the building for free
I guess some things are more important
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 09:56 PM
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23. But they seem to want guns EVERYWHERE else
they can possibly get them. Laws (and bills) seem to be sprouting up everywhere allowing people to take guns with them to work, into restaurants, and pretty much just about everywhere.

I would think that out of all places, they *belong* at the national NRA convention.

Wierd

:banghead:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:26 PM
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24. Does this mean their hands are cold and dead?
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 12:33 AM
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25. Damn. I was hoping they'd all get liquored up and start shooting each other.
Well, a guy can hope...

We live in a country where a guy can purchase all the guns he wants, but he can't marry another man. Crazy shit...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 07:10 AM
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26. I guess there are some places where they'll allow their precious 2nd Amendment rights....
to be trampled on.


Sweet Jesus I hate the NRA.


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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 08:29 AM
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27. Isn't that TYRANNY?
At least by their own definition.
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