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    Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    "North Carolina State law prohibits the carrying of firearms in the Charlotte Convention Center, and the Time Warner Cable Arena," the sign outside the convention hall reads. "In addition, the Rules and Regulations of the Charlotte Convention Center prohibit the carrying of firearms in the Center.

    Pursuant to Time Warner Cable Arena policy, all individuals entering the Arena will be subject to a magnetometer security check."Sound like the entryway into this years' Netroots Nation, a convention of liberal bloggers?


    Well, it isn't: it's the sign outside the door to the convention for the country's largest gun rights organization, the NRA.

    The only question I have is this? How could the NRA leadership have their heads so far up their asses that they chose to have their convention in a place that does not allow guns? This is yet another reason why Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a better organization.


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    Re: Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    The NRA didn't ban anything. It was the the government of NC.
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    Re: Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    I personally prefer to be anonymous than be a member of a gun group.
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    Re: Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The only question I have is this? How could the NRA leadership have their heads so far up their asses that they chose to have their convention in a place that does not allow guns? This is yet another reason why Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a better organization.


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    Raw Story is such trash. As already noted, the NRA didn't ban anything.

    I also found this hilarious:

    The liberal blog ThinkProgress, which has posted in support of gun control, sent a correspondent to the convention to interview attendees. Three NRA convention members expressed support for the convention center's anti-gun policy. "You don’t have a problem with not bringing firearms here?" the blog asked.

    "Not really," one NRA member said. "It’s up to the individual place of business. It’s their right to do as they choose. It’s my right to choose not to come in if I choose not to do so."
    How is that "expressing support" for the "anti-gun policy"? That sounds like a /thread-esque response if I ever heard one.
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    Re: Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Raw Story is such trash. As already noted, the NRA didn't ban anything.

    I also found this hilarious:



    How is that "expressing support" for the "anti-gun policy"? That sounds like a /thread-esque response if I ever heard one.
    I can't agree with the notion that we should leave rights at the door if that's what a private business owner wishes.

    "All women who enter are subject to rape."

    "Children may be confiscated and sold at the building owner's discretion"

    No one should have the authority to keep you from your weapon while on their private property any more then they can keep you from drawing breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I can't agree with the notion that we should leave rights at the door if that's what a private business owner wishes.

    "All women who enter are subject to rape."

    "Children may be confiscated and sold at the building owner's discretion"

    No one should have the authority to keep you from your weapon while on their private property any more then they can keep you from drawing breath.
    I very much doubt that any of the framers of the constitution had this in mind.
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    Re: Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I very much doubt that any of the framers of the constitution had this in mind.
    Not that this proves anything, but:

    # Being necessary to the security of a free State,
    Patrick Henry: "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined...The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.

    # The right of the people to keep and bear Arms,
    Samuel Adams: "The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."

    # shall not be infringed.
    Thomas Jefferson: "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."


    Founders' Quotes - Jefferson & Hamilton on Duty to be Armed

    Anyone who wants firearms banned form their property is to be justly viewed with deep suspicion.
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    Re: Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Not that this proves anything, but:

    # Being necessary to the security of a free State,
    Patrick Henry: "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined...The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.
    This has nothing to do with whether or not a private person may ask others not to do something on their property.


    # The right of the people to keep and bear Arms,

    Samuel Adams: "The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."
    Read that again.

    The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms
    The Constitution was designed as a limitation on the powers of the government, not on the rights of private citizens.

    # shall not be infringed.
    Thomas Jefferson: "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
    It's pretty obvious that he's referring to absolute bans on gun ownership.
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    Re: Donít shoot: NRA bans guns from its annual meeting

    Hmm I see your point, my source doesn't apply, but my opinion is unchanged.

    I don't support private persons having the ability to force you to hang various rights at the door. If I invite a pregnant women over for BBQ, she does not resign her right to be free from assault when she steps onto my property. IMO the right to keep and carry is identical to the right to breath.

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