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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The no-guns-allowed open line

Posted By on Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 4:39 PM


Here's the Wednesday open line, daily video headlines and one for the annals of gun nuttery, courtesy of elwood:

* WHAT? NO GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS?  From MSNBC, a report on the coming NRA convention in Nashville and news about restrictions on guns there.

Attendees can expect to find the usual NRA fare and exhibitors at the 350,000-square-foot Music City Center, but they shouldn’t expect to find functioning weapons. The Tennessean reports this week on the “multilevel security plan,” which includes an important safety measure: “All guns on the convention floor will be nonoperational, with the firing pins removed, and any guns purchased during the NRA convention will have to be picked up at a Federal Firearms License dealer, near where the purchaser lives, and will require a legal identification.”

Guns in school? OK. Guns in church? Uh huh. Guns on college campuses? Yessiree. Guns in county courthouses, jam-packed with unhappy litigants? Oh, sure, for the right people. Guns at an NRA convention?Weeeelllllllll, not so fast.

MSNBC goes on to report that there's some wiggle room on this. Some of the open carry crowd in Tennessee contends that state's open carry law overrides EVERYTHING. MSNBC also added:

A knowledgeable source tells The Rachel Maddow Show that convention attendees will be permitted to carry their guns in the Music City Center – so long as they have the proper permit – but they will not be able carry loaded firearms into the Bridgestone Arena where NRA leaders and Republican presidential hopefuls will speak.

No guns in the Bridgestone Arena when presidential hopefuls speak? Say it ain't so.

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