Well, I should have checked this out before, but I never got around to it.
I was planning on attending the NRA Annual Meetings this year since it’s being held so close to here.
Chapter 7, Rules and Regulations
A “dangerous weapon” is any object or device designed or intended to be used to inflict serious injury upon persons or property.
1. The possession of a dangerous weapon is prohibited in the Convention Center, except as provided below. Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited in the Convention Center.
The NRA again has chosen a venue that doesn’t respect the right that is ostensibly the entire purpose of the NRA.
And, again, I feel betrayed by the 800lb gorilla of the gun rights community.
I guess I could carry concealed anyway under the assumption that my defensive firearm doesn’t fit their definition of “dangerous weapon”. My firearms are designed and intended not to inflict serious injury, but to prevent it.
Somehow I doubt that such an argument would fly very far, regardless of it’s truthfulness.
Not that the NRA gives a rat’s petootie about whether I’ll be there or not, but it’s very disappointing that the organization’s principles are again proven to be so…um…flexible.
Mine are not. They can have their meetings without me.
Hat tip to VCDL’s VA-Alert
Update: Sebastian disagrees.