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#7245787 - 08/05/18 03:52 AM No carry allowed at gun shows
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I need some advice. I know it is just a matter of time before one my anti-gun relatives ask me why it is legal to carry a coin eat handgun at olibraries and public offices but not at a gun show.
Any advise on how to handle this enevitable situationthanks.

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#7245792 - 08/05/18 05:24 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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I could only imagine the number of loaded pistols at a gun show, if they were allowed. Inevitably one would be removed from the holster to compare, show off, or some other reason. I don't think having any loaded guns in a gun show would be a good idea.
I wonder how many guns are actually sitting in cars in the gun shows parking lot. Sounds like a rich environment for some of the creepy thieves out there.

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#7245819 - 08/05/18 07:04 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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Do they have metal detectors or something? If not why can't you just carry concealed?

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#7245850 - 08/05/18 07:43 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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It could be that incidents at gun shows in which guns were accidently discharged has driven up the cost of liability insurance. Or better yet, the insurance companies won't insure an event when people are allowed to carry.
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#7245865 - 08/05/18 08:04 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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All of the above.

Plus, just from a practical perspective, it helps prevent stolen pistols from walking out the door by folks walking in with an empty holster and walking out with a pistol in it.

Basically makes things easier to control and make safer at the shows.
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#7245878 - 08/05/18 08:15 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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Maybe an easily comprehensible answer would be "the same reason they don't let you load up a firearm with live ammo in a gunshop."
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#7245902 - 08/05/18 08:42 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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I have been at two gunshows when there were accidental/negligent discharges. As far as the 30.06/30.07 restriction - I remove my ammunition, leave loaded magazines in vehicle, get my personal carry weapon ziptied, and put it back in my holster. It is mostly about having live ammo on the floor.
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#7245924 - 08/05/18 09:07 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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Like others have said, it's about safety for everyone in attendance. Unfortunately, rules/laws are often written based on the lowest common denominator among us.
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#7245936 - 08/05/18 09:15 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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A gun show is a unique location in that everyone is handling firearms for the entire event. The issue isn't carry per se: it's that everyone is there to handle the guns, check fit, etc.
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#7245938 - 08/05/18 09:16 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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It's all about liability and the ignorant gun toting bubba that create AD/ND scenarios. Gun show promoters are not trying to take your rights away.
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#7245956 - 08/05/18 09:44 AM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: RJH1]
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Originally Posted By: RJH1
Do they have metal detectors or something?


I have only seen them one time and it was many years ago at the Mesquite show. They caught a ear full about it from people attending the show and I haven't seen them since.

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#7246182 - 08/05/18 04:26 PM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: JCB]
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To any of these responses my anti-gun in-laws would reply:"If you guys don't trust one of your licensed buddies carrying a loaded gun at one your on functions then why should the same guy be allowed to carry a gun in to a library where my kids are?"
That is the kind of objection that hasn't been addressed above.

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#7246192 - 08/05/18 04:44 PM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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It has been years since I went to a gun show, but concealed carry was allowed.

If the show is in a city, county, or state owned venue, concealed carry must be allowed by law.
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#7246198 - 08/05/18 04:51 PM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: Texgun]
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None of those venues allow it. Off duty officers are hired to check weapons and ask about concealed weapons.

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#7246202 - 08/05/18 04:51 PM Re: No carry allowed at gun shows [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: Texgun
To any of these responses my anti-gun in-laws would reply:"If you guys don't trust one of your licensed buddies carrying a loaded gun at one your on functions then why should the same guy be allowed to carry a gun in to a library where my kids are?"
That is the kind of objection that hasn't been addressed above.


Yes, it has too.
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Maybe an easily comprehensible answer would be "the same reason they don't let you load up a firearm with live ammo in a gunshop."
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