*Editor’s Note* – It appears that the NRA is following the letter of Tennessee laws as they pertain to possession and use of a firearm by those attending the convention. What the convention organizers decide to do for their display weapons, is their business, although I’m struggling to come up with valid reasons to remove firing pins from guns because they are not for sale. I am open to comments and thoughts as to the reasoning.
So, yes, the New York Times is lying through their teeth on this issue. For clarification, however, let me explain that due to the anti-gun lobby, the right to keep and bear arms in Tennessee, is, in my opinion, seriously being infringed upon. According to Hand Gun Law dot US:
Open Carry is only legal for those with a valid permit/license to carry a concealed firearm.
Because of draconian laws, always supported by progressives like the New York Times, the ONLY people that may be allowed to attend the NRA convention, with their gun, must have a concealed carry permit THAT IS VALID IN TENNESSEE. (Tennessee does have permit reciprocity with other states.)
Shove that up your muzzle!
From the National Review:
“Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association’s convention opening on Friday in Tennessee, and not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot. After all the N.R.A. propaganda about how “good guys with guns” are needed to be on guard across American life, from elementary schools to workplaces, the weekend’s gathering of disarmed conventioneers seems the ultimate in hypocrisy. There will be plenty of weapons in evidence at the hundreds of display booths, but for convention security the firing pins must be removed. So far, there has been none of the familiar complaint about infringing supposedly sacrosanct Second Amendment rights — the gun lobby’s main argument in opposing tighter federal background checks on gun buyers after the 2012 gun massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut.”<<<Read More>>>