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Old 02-09-2019, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Cpalms View Post


some hillbilly shoots up the place
I think the accepted term is Appalachian American...
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:16 AM
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did they have metal detectors? k9 standing by?

many of my friends carry when they go to see a movie with their family even though the theater says no firearms, they just make sure to conceal carry

i would've gotten a refund, told them why, and left

now if they had metal detectors and were checking everyone then i would hope any criminals or people illegally possessing a gun weren't going in
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sarivers View Post


The consensus on this thread seem to indicate that it’s not the property owners but the lawyers and insurance companies.

That’s OK with me. I’m a conservative redneck and not going back next year because that’s my right too.
Wait, you won't go back to a huge public boat show on private property next year because they won't let you or anyone else who is not official PO or employed security wear a gun inside??
It sounds like that may be best for everyone else.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Cpalms View Post


yes, show venues can be sued (and lose) if some hillbilly shoots up the place because the beer line was to long. Booze and guns don’t mix well. You know that right?
what if some stupid prejudiced liberal with a holier than thou attitude does it? Does the venue still risk liability?
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
did they have metal detectors? k9 standing by?

many of my friends carry when they go to see a movie with their family even though the theater says no firearms, they just make sure to conceal carry

i would've gotten a refund, told them why, and left

now if they had metal detectors and were checking everyone then i would hope any criminals or people illegally possessing a gun weren't going in
Hmmm,... so what are people called who knowingly and deliberately carry firearms into events that are clearly posted “no guns or firearms”?
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:17 PM
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Hmmm,... so what are people called who knowingly and deliberately carry firearms into events that are clearly posted “no guns or firearms”?

Floridians.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:23 PM
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To think of the atrocity that you couldn’t bring your gun to a boat show. How could you enjoy yourself without it?

I can think of hundreds of things I don’t need when I’m climbing around boats and wading through crowds.

jar of peanut butter
my favorite pillow
socket wrench set
firearm
spare tire
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:25 PM
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Hmmm,... so what are people called who knowingly and deliberately carry firearms into events that are clearly posted “no guns or firearms”?
That sign doesn’t make a legal CWP a criminal.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TTaxi View Post
Wait, you won't go back to a huge public boat show on private property next year because they won't let you or anyone else who is not official PO or employed security wear a gun inside??
It sounds like that may be best for everyone else.
Spoken like someone from Massachusetts 😁

I attended the State Fair of Virginia and was told by the ticket taker/greeter that I could not take a knife into the venue. I had a small pocket knife clipped on my pocket as I do daily. I presented my law enforcement credentials and was still told I couldn’t enter with the knife. I objected and told the nice lady that she didn’t have that authority and was referred to the Virginia State Police standing by. I presented my credentials and also informed them that I was carrying a firearm. I was told no problem just conceal the knife. I have since retired, but I would not attend a very large event without being armed. I tend to agree with the OP. I’d opt out.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jdiddy101 View Post

That sign doesn’t make a legal CWP a criminal.
Until they ignore the sign and carry their weapon onto the premises illegally. In North Carolina, you can post a sign in your place of business disallowing weapons, or concealed weapons. State statutes make it a crime to carry a weapon into a properly posted business or area. Even without those statutes, you can be treated as a trespasser if you come onto someone else's property in violation of the terms of permissible entry.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
did they have metal detectors?
Yep! The only line people will run into at this week's New England Boat Show will be at the metal detectors at the entrance. Last year, I had to walk back out to the parking lot and lock my firearm in the truck. And yes, it's a venue rule not a boat industry rule.

"The MCCA strictly prohibits all persons from carrying a firearm or other prohibited item while on MCCA property or within a facility under MCCA control, including those persons licensed to carry a firearm."
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
To think of the atrocity that you couldn’t bring your gun to a boat show. How could you enjoy yourself without it?

I can think of hundreds of things I don’t need when I’m climbing around boats and wading through crowds.

jar of peanut butter
my favorite pillow
socket wrench set
firearm
spare tire
Yea, right up to the time when some lunatic that pays no attention to signs decides to get a little news coverage by coming in and shooting up the place.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:03 PM
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With various shootings that have occurred around the country, this is the new norm for enhanced security. Some places post the signs and leave it up to the attendees to comply
When was the last time anyone heard of a shooting done by a licensed CWP holder?
And, if the venue has no detector, and it's up to the attendees to comply on the honor system, doesn't that mean all the good guys will leave their guns in the car, and all the bad actors will just stroll right on in? Can't imagine what benefit they would think such a policy has.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpalms View Post


yes, show venues can be sued (and lose) if some hillbilly shoots up the place because the beer line was to long. Booze and guns don’t mix well. You know that right?
No shit, Sherlock. Thanks for the stating the obvious.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by OR Boater View Post
When was the last time anyone heard of a shooting done by a licensed CWP holder?
And, if the venue has no detector, and it's up to the attendees to comply on the honor system, doesn't that mean all the good guys will leave their guns in the car, and all the bad actors will just stroll right on in? Can't imagine what benefit they would think such a policy has.
Just don’t do any backflips when you see those show specials!!
No honor system, if it’s posted - follow the rules or don’t go in.
Where’s the thread about the ‘Boat shoes only’ signs?
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jdiddy101 View Post

That sign doesn’t make a legal CWP a criminal.
In Virginia, it would (I know the OP is not in VA):

Section 18.2-308.01: Private property when prohibited by the owner of the property, or where posted as prohibited.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:15 PM
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Curious. Has anyone actually been shot, say in the last 10 yrs, at a large established boat show?
Note that I didn't say not to carry. Just trying to work out the risk of that particular activity.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:28 PM
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or, it's illegal to carry if you're drunk in South Kakalakie…..good luck with that.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Scotsman View Post
Curious. Has anyone actually been shot, say in the last 10 yrs, at a large established boat show?
Note that I didn't say not to carry. Just trying to work out the risk of that particular activity.
No one had been shot at an elementary school, night club, movie theater or music concert either but it happened.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:34 PM
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With the current price tags on boats this may be a good idea 😁
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