Cumming's Fairgrounds No Longer "Off Limits"

Discussion in 'Places Off-Limits' started by psrumors, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. psrumors

    psrumors Well-Known Member

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    Went to Cumming today for an antique steam engine and tractor show. Prior to entering the fairgrounds there was a sign up that stated no firearms or knives.

    Is it really off limits?
     
  2. CountryGun

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    No, but they can ask you to leave. Signs carry no legal weight. Conceal, and enjoy!
     

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  4. CountryGun

    CountryGun New Member

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    Thanks! Then it's no different than any other park.
     
  5. AV8R

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    If you OC and are asked to leave while attempting to enter the fairgrounds, then aren't they in fact banning firearms?
     
  6. mountainpass

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  7. CountryGun

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    As has been discussed, and subsequent to my first post, this appears to be city property. That said, they can not prohibit carry OC or CC, but you might have to bump heads to help them understand that. "Mountainpass" has done some preliminary research. It would behoove the OP to look that up too.
     
  8. phantoms

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    Is the event put on by the city/county/state or put on for the city/county/state?

    Or is the event site rented by a private company and put on for that company's benefit, not the county/city/state?
     
  9. psrumors

    psrumors Well-Known Member

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    I believe the event is a Cumming event, none the less these are permanent signs, not just posted signs for this event.
     
  10. CountryGun

    CountryGun New Member

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    Sounds like the Chamber of Commerce needs to be enlightened.
     
  11. psrumors

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    This is the sign....leaving the parking lot

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  12. CountryGun

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    Don't much care what the sign says. They're wrong. Carry on, concealed if it works best for you, and enjoy the fair.
     
  13. psrumors

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    I carried.....I just happened to be concealed that day due to going to the mall of GA afterwards.

    I'll be calling them tomorrow to ask for the sign to be removed.
     
  14. CountryGun

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    Well done, Sir! Keep us posted.
     
  15. Adam5

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    It sounds like getting them down is already in progress.


     
  16. psrumors

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    Does the Forsyth County Commission also cover the city of Cumming?
     
  17. Adam5

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    Not technically, but with Cumming being the only incorporated city in Forsyth Co it's rare that one does something without the other doing the same.
     
  18. rabbivj

    rabbivj My Name is Inigo Montoya

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    since when was the law new? isnt it covered under preemption?
     
  19. mountainpass

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    Separate.
     
  20. mountainpass

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    I stopped there this morning. I went in and spoke with Mr. Dave Horton. I explained to him that it was against state law to forbid weapons. He stated that they have a family atmosphere there and have several police plus some plain clothes officers in the crowd. He stated that since they lease the fairgrounds to outside interests that the law doesn't pertain to them. I told him I was of the opinion that the fairgrounds are city property that the laws of the state apply. He said, "Well it'll have to be tried in court."

    I wasn't there very long. I tried to see the mayor but he was not in his office.