I'll start by saying that this seemed like the right place for this rant. If not, please move it. I used to really look forward to going to a gun show. It's great to be around a lot of "like-minded" folks, as well as looking at all of the weapons; old and new. I missed the last few shows in my area, so I was really looking forward to this one. I showed up 30 minutes early and assumed my place in line, striking up a conversation with a couple of gentleman immediately behind me in line. When 9:00am came around, an Eastman representative walked out and began to lay down the "rules", "all packs, purses, and weapons need to be checked by the Bibb County deputies at the first table. There are no loaded handguns permitted inside. If you have one, you will be instructed to return it to your vehicle. Knives are ok. Everyone will be 'wanded' before entering." I had already removed my weapon and secured it in my car before joining the line. This is standard for Eastman shows. I don't really like it, but there you go. I'm there to look at guns, not be a test-case. However, when he said "wanded", the trigger was pulled. "Wanded? The HELL you will!! I don't think that I should pay you to be treated this way!! Besides, there isn't anything in this show that I can't find on the internet. You can kiss my a$$!!!!" I put my $10 back in my pocket, walked back to my car, retrieved my weapon, and left. I'm sorry, but the fellowship and gun-culture atmosphere is not worth having to pay $10 AND get treated that way. Rant finished.