May 13, 2008

McCain Will Attend NRA Meeting With Armed Guests

More than 60,000 members of NRA expected in Louisville with the option of being armed

WHAS11-TV in Louisville has reported that when Sen. John McCain appears at the National Rifle Association's convention in Louisville this weekend, not only will his security detail be armed, so will the audience!

More than 60,000 National Rifle Association members are expected in Louisville May 16-20, and thanks to Kentucky's concealed carry law, they can bring their guns with them.

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The presumptive Republican Presidential nominee is scheduled to appear at the convention on Friday, May 16.

The Kentucky Exposition Center, unlike previous NRA convention sites, allows concealed weapons.

The president of the Kentucky State Fair Board, Harold Workman, said that the concealed carry law has never posed a problem and the exposition center has never tried to get an exemption.

"The concealed carry law or the statute pertaining to that is what it is and we inherited that like any other private or public agency would that isn't exempt," Workman said.

The NRA website is alerting members that Kentucky recognizes concealed carry permits from all states. It reads, "Kentucky recognizes valid concealed carry permits from all states. Permits must be carried on your person and shown to law enforcement upon request."

As for the McCain appearance, the U.S. Secret Service has not yet commented on whether it will allow anyone other than law enforcement to be armed near McCain.

Comments (13)

not only could you not be armed, you could not have any kind of knife, reguardless of size.Maybe they were confused,Hillary was not listed as a speaker.My wife and I were both in attendance.

Posted by: RONALD H | May 19, 2008 7:47 PM    Report this comment

Good comment by Marc SaveTheGuns. I just don't want to see Obama or Hillary in there because people stayed home. Good point about a third party, however I think the only way to ever get a third party started is to have a collection of Congressman to convert to a third party while in office. That would get a third party established. Voting third party candidates into office has not been successful in establishing a third party. There needs to be a movement to convert Congressman and establish a third party. Once that happens, people will vote candidates into that party.

Posted by: Robert J | May 19, 2008 7:06 AM    Report this comment

The answer is simple, there is no choice,I could not vote for either Billary or Obama,and I will vote!It is not always possible to get everything you want in a person, but you do have to make a choice.

Posted by: RONALD H | May 18, 2008 4:51 AM    Report this comment

Sure, we all know that John McCain is the lesser evil of the Democrat nominee, whichever anti-Second Amendment crusader the Dems eventually choose. But I for one am sick and tired of constantly having to vote for the lesser of two evils in filling the White House.

I may seriously consider a statement vote for Bob Barr who is likely to be the Libertarian candidate unless he abandons the hope he is creating by throwing his hat into the ring.

I cannot vote for a candidate like McCain who has not only showed his anti-gun leanings over the years, but he also has wiped his butt with the First Amendment as well, in McCain-Feingold "Campaign Finance" law, where free political speech is trampled.

I think what might happen is an Obama Administration, which will clearly be the worst of the 44 U.S. Presidents, thereby kicking Warren Harding out of that position.

I say let's go third party instead of the lesser of two evils and let the chips fall where they may, even if it brings us closer to some form of bloodless citizen revolution.


Posted by: | May 16, 2008 2:08 PM    Report this comment

Remember, the Democratic Congress makes the laws, McCain MIGHT veto antigun legislation but don't hold your breath. It's the Supreme Court nominees we should focus on. Obama says he wants empathetic judges not judges who look first at the meaning of the law.....chathcock

Posted by: fromsf | May 16, 2008 2:02 PM    Report this comment

I'll be 'holding my nose' while voting for McCain, but I will be voting for him. He is definatly the lesser evil of the 3. Just remember that, relize if you skip voting because he's not 'the ideal pro-gun canidate', your guaranting the election of someone who will try to take your guns, ammo, rights away (by "Sensible" laws and restrictions" - Yeah Right!). So hold your nose and vote for the lesser of the 3 evils!

Posted by: Rich | May 16, 2008 9:53 AM    Report this comment

Voting for the lesser of two evils is really not much of a choice. All three candidates are scary. It is a fine kettle of fish you've gotten us into this time Ollie.
Bill D/May 16, 3008

Posted by: Bill D | May 16, 2008 8:05 AM    Report this comment

Listen, Obama will definitely try to take your guns. McCain may not be pro-gun, however he will leave your 2nd amend. rights alone. Vote for the lesser of 2 evils. Don't sit home.

Posted by: Robert J | May 16, 2008 6:53 AM    Report this comment

If McCain actually WAS pro-gun, and actually HAD the courage of those convictions, he would over-rule the Stazi and announce that all men and women with concealed weapons were welcome in the building with him.

IF he was actually pro-gun.

Which he's not.

Posted by: Lee W | May 15, 2008 2:11 PM    Report this comment

Want to know how disconnected Washington DC really is.
The biggest collection of patriots around and they are concerned . . .
This just supports the reality that we all believe . . . The group in Washington DC do not have a clue.

Posted by: NorCalChuck | May 15, 2008 2:01 PM    Report this comment

Want to know how disconnected Washington DC really is.
The biggest collection of patriots around and they are concerned . . .
This just supports the reality that we all believe . . . The group in Washington DC do not have a clue.

Posted by: NorCalChuck | May 15, 2008 2:01 PM    Report this comment

They're all dirty. Vote for Obama and hasten the revolution (not the one Rev. Wright expects/hopes for!)

Posted by: Smackdown | May 15, 2008 1:42 PM    Report this comment

Latest news is that us peons will NOT be allowed to be armed in the room McCain will be using. Secret Service rules....

If I were in charge, he'd be speaking across the street....



Posted by: SMM Associates | May 15, 2008 1:36 PM    Report this comment

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