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.
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.