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Discussion in 'Places Off-Limits' started by antjay76, Oct 30, 2016.
Okay I thought that events open to the public were okay for license holders?
If it's on public land like a park it's open to licensed carriers regardless of the faire or no.
The wands, security and police say different.
All I could find was civic center location. If government building they can wand and keep out weapons.
Looked it up and it looks like they have a large parking lot - so maybe that's where the rides are.
Even if the civic center bld is a "government building", they can't prohibit legally carried weapons outside.
If the wanding is so-so, as it usually the case, you can probably get in with ankle carry or small of back carry (they probably just wand front and sides).
Ross Horner, the Civic Center Director, just confirmed to me with an email that the metal detectors are NOT being used to keep out lawful carriers of weapons. He assured me they are compliant with HB 60.
That may be so, but from post #3 above, it sounds like he was there and found out differently.
We need more info about this. Was the ban on weapons just for the building itself, which may be a "government building", or for the property in general?
I'll send another email to see what I can find out.
Mr. Horner said he will address it with the police to make sure they are not excluding lawful carriers.
And if the government itsel is hosting and running this fair, that's the ONLY legal response they can make.
It's not like the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, or Wings over North Georgia air show, where a private entity is leasing government property as the site for a private event. That would still be a legal gray area, until we have more caselaw on point, or until the legislature clarifies things.
Okay a few years ago when I was one of the select few (exempt) I went and was still turned around. So this time, to avoid any issues with my wife. I left my fun in the car. But when I asked at the gate and one of the officers in charge I was told they were searching for weapons. Plus the signs said "No weapons of any size" as well as wanding front and back.
That should be fixed now.
Go back again carrying openly and I will reimburse you for two adult entry fees, which is $10, I believe.
Thanks but it might not happen this year. Thanks for the support. It was enough for me to send my replies to the thread at the fair last night.