The doors open tomorrow on the 2019 NRA convention here in Indianapolis!
All the big names will be there, as will the protestors across the street. I was amused when a announcement of and open invitation to the protest gathering on the "Next Door" forum for my neighborhood tuned into virtue-signalling for and against, until a moderator shut it down. Look, this is the United States of America, where you can peacefully protest any darned thing you want and just as peacefully cheer it on, and when either happens, it's better to look at the issues and the optics than impugn the character and/or the intelligence of the people waving signs.
Some of the people opposing causes you support are indeed fools or thugs, or worse; others are sincere. And the same on your side. This tells us nothing about the legal or moral aspects of the issue at hand.
But sometimes, people play dirty -- one or more of the anti-gun groups is encouraging businesses to put up "No Guns" signs during the convention that are phrased in such a way as to legally deny entry under Indiana law; this gives them more leverage to have the police come and throw you out, should you happen to mistakenly wander in while visibly armed. Here's the skinny: in Indiana, you can carry a gun with a carry permit from anywhere, but property-owners (and, IIRC, leaseholders) can ask you to leave -- and if you refuse to leave, that's trespassing and they can call the police. The wording on the signs amounts to a preemptive request to GTHO. Don't be a test case; take your money to a business that wants it instead.
Me, I'll be at the convention Thursday and possibly Saturday and/or Sunday.
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