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  1. Crabtownboy

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    This is very The National Rifle Association wants guns at schools, but not its own annual convention.

     
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    There's a distinction, but you know that. They want guns not in the immediate control of a responsible party to be disabled. Sounds like a good bit of risk mitigation to me.
     
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    Is the removal of firing pins a local ordinance of Memphis?
     
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    And who says that all folks they want to be allowed to into schools carrying firearms are responsible?

    I'd say they are double-faced on this one ... and I understand why. Just very ironic.

    Lots of this kind of thing going on in our society. Maybe in all societies.
     
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    Would you agree that anyone who murders with a firearm should be executed?
     
  6. Use of Time

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    What in the world does this have to do with anything?
     
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    Why are you posting to me?
     
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    (slaps forehead)

    As Matt said: *Responsible.* Meaning, not anyone who wants to carry a gun in schools is going to be allowed to; only those that meet the *responsible* guidelines set up by those administrations.

    Your comparison fails on oh-so-many levels....
     
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    Well you didn't send CTB a PM so this is there for everyone to see and comment on right?
     
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    It was a public post--I don't know what you mean by "PM"? At any rate, you know that you are too intelligent to debate with me. CTB has no intention on commenting on the notion that murder by firearm should receive the death penalty. Why don't you post to someone else?
     
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    And that has what to do with this topic?
     
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    Good move.

    Makes perfect sense for a gun show wherer no firearms are being sold. Convention attendees are not prescreend. Anyone can get in.
     
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    This is a non-story. SHOT Show (industry trade show) does the same thing.

    One thing to consider. By making the display firearms nonoperational, should an antigun nutcase sneak a live round into one hoping to prompt an accident, it cannot fire. Have heard of this type of sabotage before.
     
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    And again the OP is a joke.

    CTB seriously sees no difference between thousands of guns on public display in a public space where literally thousands of unidentified people will pass... and a person licensed to carry a weapon?

    April fools day was over a week ago.
     
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    The NRA Isn’t Banning The Carry Of Guns At Its Convention

    There’s an old saying that, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

    Presently, there is a bit of fiction sweeping through the media and left wing blogs pointing out supposed hypocrisy by the National Rifle Association.

    The best we can tell, the lie seems to have originated with a woman who has become an expert at making fools out of the mainstream media, Shannon Watts of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action.


    Watts quoted some of an article in The Tennesseean by reporter Karen Grigsby that was factually accurate, if incomplete.

    A multilevel security plan went into works not long after Nashville was chosen as the convention destination. All guns on the convention floor will be nonoperational, with the firing pins removed, and any guns purchased during the NRA convention will have to be picked up at a Federal Firearms License dealer, near where the purchaser lives, and will require a legal identification.
    Watts then hinted that this amounted to a ban on guns—”The @NRA is all about #gunsense at their upcoming #Nashville convention”—and her hysterical followers and lazy media alike were both off to the races to claim that the National Rifle Association was being hypocritical.

    Here’s an example of this fake outrage from Dan Friedman in the NY Daily News:

    The National Rifle Association wants guns at schools, but not its own annual convention.

    The NRA has banned working guns from its annual convention this year in Memphis, Tenn., according to a report in The Tennessean. Instead the group will require the thousands of firearms displayed at the event to be nonoperational, with their firing pins removed to ensure safety.

    The group will use the event, with an expected attendance of 70,000, to boast of its opposition to gun regulation of all kinds, including background checks, as well as to host GOP presidential hopefuls who agree with their stance.
    It would be stunning hypocrisy if the NRA was banning working guns… but it simply isn’t true, a fact that Watts knows from last year’s NRA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Watts is suggesting that the NRA is putting additional restrictions on gun owners, which simply isn’t true.

    The National Rifle Association holds an annual meeting every year in a different host city, and requires that attendees follow the federal, state, and local laws applicable in that city, like every major convention of every significant national group, ever.

    This year in Tennessee, that means that attendees can indeed carry firearms in the Music City Center with the proper license in accordance with Tennessee law. Bridgestone Arena prohibits the possession of firearms, and always has. Attendees to the concerts held there are not allowed to carry weapons according to these pre-existing laws. Is it really news that the NRA asks members to follow laws?

    The only guns to have their firing pins removed are the display guns put up by the vendors, not the self-defense weapons of attendees. It is a common safety practice at every sporting goods show or convention for firing pins to be absent from weapon displays being handled by thousands of people. Don’t quote me on this, but I seem to recall that this is an insurance requirement.


    http://bearingarms.com/nra-isnt-banning-carry-guns-convention/
     

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