Scoot: No Guns Allowed at Annual NRA Meeting
Conservative pro-gun activist Ted Nugent will have to surrender his gun at the NRA’s annual meeting this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. “NO GUNS ALLOWED” is the message the NRA sent to its members attending the annual meeting in North Carolina. State law prohibits the carrying of firearms in the Charlotte Convention Center and the Time Warner Cable Arena, where the NRA’s annual meeting will be held.
All of the NRA’s leadership, membership and special guests that include Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Oliver North and Glenn Beck will be forced to give up their weapons, because the law bans firearms – open or concealed carry. The NRA has not used this law to protest infringements on 2nd Amendment rights.
Even with complaints on pro-gun social media sites, the NRA accepts the law and simply informed ALL those attending that contrary to their dedication to promoting being armed in America – they will not be allowed to enter the convention with their guns.
It is fair to point out that not all NRA members promote the right to carry a firearm anywhere, but there are those members who do feel one of their purest constitutional rights is violated, if they are banned from being armed in any venue.
The ban on carrying firearms at the NRA annual convention this weekend in Charlotte should not be seen as a strike against pro-gun activists. Advancing the agenda of being armed in America should be founded on the principle of protecting self, family and business. I don’t understand why a firearm would be needed for protection at the NRA meeting. And if you needed a gun to attend the convention – why would you want to go to the convention?
Protesting such a ban on firearms would only serve to focus on those who are interested in promoting the brazen “showing off” of guns, rather than the purpose guns serve in terms of protection. The 2nd Amendment seems to center on the right to “keep and bear arms” for protection - not to express a macho-attitude or to prove the point that one can carry a firearm. Would you want to be the one to tell Ted Nugent to surrender his gun?
Of course, the temptation to sneak a gun into the NRA convention would probably be as strong as the temptation to sneak pot into a Metallica concert!