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Old 02-09-2019, 01:43 PM
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Where there is $$$, there is a douchebag trying to steal it, salesman or thug, they are all trying to get it. Don't blame me on the salesman part, my granny taught me that salesmen, real estate agents and banjo pickers were not to be trusted (I used to pick a banjo though so I'm on the fence about that one).

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Papa56 View Post
Thank the Liberal Courts, Venues can be Sued for next to nothing for just about anything. Liability Insurance Premiums for even a 3 Day Show are mind boggling.
I sell event insurance and its not that expensive. None of the companies I use ask about guns. They ask about alcohol sales and the volume of people but not about guns.

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sarivers View Post
When I bought my ticket and took about 10 steps inside the gate there was a huge no firearms allowed sign.
And that sign should have been outside, or at least in view, before you entered the ticket booth. The sign must be where you see it before entering...not once you enter. I've had that argument with someone carrying before when I asked that they leave and not return until they decided not to carry.

Actually had to go all remedial on that particular embarrassment to society and point to the sign clearly posted on the wall right at the spot where they get their hand stamped to enter. And before anyone jumps me because I didn't allow guns...it was a national franchise AND a kids restaurant...I had no choice. In my own business I usually just ask what they are carrying and go about my day.

And you're only considered a hillbilly in NC when you're up in 'dem hills. Otherwise you're a hick. SC still has the record for rednecks.

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sarivers View Post
...so I ask her if that ment concealed weapon permit holders and she said yes.
And in case you weren't aware...South Carolina is not an open carry state. That is why they meant CWP holders...that is all that is allowed in the state. You aren't even supposed to ride a rifle or shotgun around in your vehicle if you aren't going somewhere specific with it (hunting, to the range, etc). When I moved to SC from NC I was surprised by these firearms restrictions. I'm thankful every time I see someone in NC open carrying. It doesn't make me feel any safer...it just makes me feel like I'm free to do as I please.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:06 PM
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Surprising here in gun friendly South Carolina. When we first moved here years ago, you had to present your firearm in order to get a drivers license. Anything less than 38 caliber you could only get a learners permit.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:21 PM
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dont need guns ! Any where any time any reason !!
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:11 PM
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What would really piss me off is if they didn't allow me to bring my boat to a gun show.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tunnles View Post
dont need guns ! Any where any time any reason !!
Unless your gun is spraying gel-coat.

Without the right hose they can be wary wangerous. get in round eye face and fruck he up.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lps View Post
What would really piss me off is if they didn't allow me to bring my boat to a gun show.

Or at least parts of a mast. Isn't there something in Amendment 2.1 of the Constitution that guarantees the right to bear yardarms?
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:19 PM
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You cannot carry a gun into almost all large dealer gun shows. Shot show, Buy group shows, distributor shows, etc. No guns allowed in the largest shows and all of the new firearms in the shows have to have the firing pin removed. Also most all of them now do not have any live ammo also. Several people shot several years back and they stopped it. Also if you carry concealed into a place that says no guns allowed you will loose your rights if you are caught.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:33 PM
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At the New England Boat Show in Boston last year I had to check a small pocket knife at the metal detectors. Inside the show there were venders selling knives four times larger than the one that I checked. Makes a lot of sense.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:05 PM
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I don't want to be in a crowd with some idiot that has a pistol in his pocket or waistband and is clueless. CCW permit just shows he went through a quickie course, not that he is proficient in the handling of a pistol.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:10 PM
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When we used to go to Ocean Harvest for a fried grouper sandwich in New Smyrna, we'd walk by the courthouse and collect the pocket knives people hid when they realized they couldn't take them into the courthouse. Some people just forgot them after and other were guilty and left by a different door with handcuffs.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Hey, i resemble that remark.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:51 PM
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In my state anyone allowed to possess a firearm can carry open or concealed without a permit. Tons of places have no firearms allowed signs. I do not know of any business who has called the police because someone brought a gun inside their posted business.

I personally believe that businesses and venues post no guns allowed for liability reasons and really don't care if you discreetly carry inside. Besides if you are truly carrying concealed no one else will know.

You can ask the manager that since I cannot carry inside the venue does that mean that my safety is guaranteed?
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by silver01 View Post
Problem is that the people putting on the boat show dont own the land, so they are not the property owners. Once again thank the liberal courts.
Yes, an absolute thank you to those with sound minds to say that you cannot go anywhere you want with a gun just pecause you passed a test and got a permit. If not taking a gun to a boat show makes you nervous, please stay home. I for one wouldnt want to go to a place where everyone was carrying a firearm and drinking and jumping around from boat to boat, waiting in long lines for food & drink, or busses to tet back to there cars. Arguments start and next thing you know there is a shot fired. I feel very sorry for you that you are in constant fear that you are about to be attacked that you have to be ready to shoot someone at any time. You are a prisoner without even knowing it. I appreciate the rule that no firearms are allowed at venues like this.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:14 PM
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A local Verizon phone store was robbed a few months ago by two armed males. It is a store that I frequent and had noticed the sign on the door that said no firearms. That seems to have worked out real well.
If you are going to post no firearms then you had better include a metal detector or armed guard.
It is a perfect example of how these signs can make things worse
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:23 PM
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I never go to boat shows. Can't afford any of their boats anyway. Shoot the place up, what do I care?.
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Grady246g View Post

No one had been shot at an elementary school, night club, movie theater or music concert either but it happened.
Apparently boat shows are safer than anywhere else.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:57 AM
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Maybe there worried about a boat jacking...I live in New Jersey and this thread is funny to me because the whole state is anti gun...
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