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So maybe this is a stupid question but what are the rules about carrying at the gun show (open or otherwise)?
 

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This has been discussed before. In short, they have a no guns policy, but like every other public place, it holds no legal grounds so you can carry however you choose. But I think most people respect the policy because mixing loaded guns and guns for show, etc. increases the likelihood of an accident. Pretty much every gun show lately has had at least one negligent discharge.
 

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I'm carrying at the gun show. Of course my gun will never be visible and will never leave my holster. It really bugs me that a gun show would have a policy like this. I understand why they do...SAFETY. However I would think they could come up with a rule that addresses the safety issue and still allows us to carry. Just seems really out of place to ban concealed guns from a gun show.
 

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I am not a big fan of gun shows.

I have only been to one and that was in Louisiana.

At that show I carried. I un-loaded my gun at the door, had a zip-lock put through the action, by the officer at the door, and then later when I left the same officer removed it.

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Thanks for the responses guys. I plan on going just to try and find some good deals on bullets for reloading. I'll respect their rules but I won't spend anymore time (or money) than I have too.
 

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apollosmith said:
This has been discussed before. In short, they have a no guns policy, but like every other public place, it holds no legal grounds so you can carry however you choose. But I think most people respect the policy because mixing loaded guns and guns for show, etc. increases the likelihood of an accident. Pretty much every gun show lately has had at least one negligent discharge.
As I am one of the forum members who sells at these show safety is important however, I believe during last Novembers show, a police officer entered with a bag and did not declare any weapons with the bag. When he opened his bag and grabbed for something he shot his gun off. You could have heard a pin drop! As I understand it he was immediately escorted off site because of his reckless behavior.

That said; I see no problem with lawful concealed carry at the shows. Those items for sale at the show should be kept in a non-firing manner to avoid problems. There should also, at all times, be great respect held by all attendees when handling any weapon at these shows in order to keep problems from occurring.
Hopefully we will see you at the September show, Jim. Be sure to at least stop and say hello!
 

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jimtheguern said:
I'll respect their rules but I won't spend anymore time (or money) than I have too.
Don't blame the individual vendors for the show's rules. Spend as much time and money as you want. What you don't want to do is pay admission (no real way around that) or use the ATM machines (I heard that they are brought in by Crossroads of the West). Definitely shop around and enjoy yourself... oh, and take me with you :)
 

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What you don't want to do is pay admission (no real way around that)
Well as it happens my mother in law won some VIP passes a while back :crown: MWAHAHAHA. I believe it is my turn to drive as well :thumbsup:
 

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The only signs that I have ever seen at the gun show here in Utah that restricts guns is one that says "No loaded firearms past this point." I have never seen a sign that says you can't carry guns. I acknowledge this sign and just carry with a full mag and nothing in the chamber. I think it's a pretty simple answer. I'm sure nobody would even notice that you were carrying, let alone knowing that you have a round chambered. So probably doesn't matter one way or another. So whenever I go I just make sure I take the round out of the chamber and put it back in the mag. About open carry I'm not sure how they would handle it. I've never carried that way, but I don't see why they would have a problem as long as you followed that sign and just didn't have it loaded.
 

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mqondo said:
The only signs that I have ever seen at the gun show here in Utah that restricts guns is one that says "No loaded firearms past this point." I have never seen a sign that says you can't carry guns. I acknowledge this sign and just carry with a full mag and nothing in the chamber.
I carry fully loaded and concealed at gun shows. I have no legal obligation to unload, and since it's concealed what they don't know doesn't hurt them.

Also, I should point out that the definition of "unloaded" that the guys at the gun-check desk at gun shows use is the normal one, not the unusual Utah one. I think the management of the show would consider your gun loaded.
 

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swillden said:
I carry fully loaded and concealed at gun shows. I have no legal obligation to unload, and since it's concealed what they don't know doesn't hurt them.
:agree:

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