NRA Leadership Forum 4/28. Gun check?

Discussion in 'GENERAL EVENTS' started by kingcobra5352, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. kingcobra5352

    kingcobra5352 New Member

    As you may have heard, President Trump will be speaking at the Leadership Forum on the 28th. The secret service doesn't allow carry at these type of events. Does anybody know if they will allow us to check our guns somewhere if we are carrying at the exhibit?
  2. rabbivj

    rabbivj My Name is Inigo Montoya

    from what ive been reading on the NRA-ILA facebook thread, there hasnt been any mention of lockers...after finding this out i may end up skipping the event altogether...

  3. mark5019

    mark5019 what me worry?

    one day ill leave building when he arrives are skip that day
  4. kingcobra5352

    kingcobra5352 New Member

    I actually got a response from the NRA:

  5. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

    Glad I didn't buy tickets to that part of the event.
  6. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

    Gun Check

    Given the last-minute decision of Trump to attend the NRA meeting ( I assume it's a recent development), I'm OK with a no-guns and no-check service policy. Yeah, you'll have to walk back to your cars and leave them there. (Big theft risk, I know !)

    But had the NRA known the Prez was likely to come, they should have made provisions for safe storage of guns for people who want to be at the convention armed most of the time, but willing to disarm for the event Trump will attend.

    If anybody can make a gun-check station work, and do it safely, the NRA can do it. But it would take time and significant storage space, and well-trained staff. (There's no way you could give people individual lockers. The NRA would have to collect the guns and secure them in a massive common storage area, but without stacking them on top of one another. Each gun would have to be immediately available when its owner comes to claim it.
    It would be a big deal.

    And it would be a safety issue, too. Handling loaded guns, many of them loaded and cocked guns (with or without any manual safety engaged) is risky. On the other hand, loading and unloading guns in a crowded public place is risky, too. Do you want all these NRA members re-loading their guns, chambering their first rounds again, and decocking them into the normal carry mode (for some guns, that may require lowering the hammer over a live round manually), and then re-holstering those fully loaded and cocked pistols? That's risky, too.
  7. kingcobra5352

    kingcobra5352 New Member

    This would be fine with me except I'm taking MARTA to get there.
  8. Dirty J

    Dirty J BANNED (not really)

    There's no need to leave the building. Usually these types of events are in only one of the halls at the GWCC... they'll be screening just for entry to that hall I would think.... where the special event ticket would be needed.

    The show floor and the remainder of the GWCC would continue to be fine for carry.

    That's how it was at an architect's show I was at a few years ago at GWCC that Slick Willy spoke at.

    No need to leave the building.
  9. btseagle98

    btseagle98 Member

    oh well, looks like the floor seating is sold out for the event.