NRA Convention out of Columbus


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field70
July 18, 2005, 11:35 AM
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Ohioans For Concealed Carry has learned that the National Rifle Association has
announced that it will move the 2007 Annual Convention from Columbus, Ohio due
to the recent enactment of a far-reaching "Assault Weapon" Ban that has been
defeated in the courts twice before.

The NRA convention was expected to draw nearly 60,000 people and bring more than
$15 million dollars into the Columbus economy.

Ohioans For Concealed Carry will follow this story with updates from OFCC
Central Coordinator Gerard Valentino. Please watch our website for updates,
and be sure to check out our new online discussion forums where this issue will
be a rather popular topic of discussion:

http://OhioCCWforums.org

If you are not already a member of Ohioans For Concealed Carry, please consider
joining or renewing your membership online today. For information on our 2005
Party in the Park, to be held the 30th of this month, please visit our website
and follow the links to the Party in the Park!

http://www.OhioCCW.org





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boofus
July 18, 2005, 11:49 AM
Hit those marxists in the wallet where it hurts. :cool:

Stupid liberals always complain about the economic fallout when the military base/gun show/corporation/whatever they were previously vilifying decides to go elsewhere. Just look at Vieques, liberal governor whines and moans for the US military to leave, and then when they do the governor complains about lost revenue from the base closing. :rolleyes:

dolanp
July 18, 2005, 12:11 PM
Good for the NRA. Columbus does not deserve any money from pro-gun people or organizations until they change their ways.

CAS700850
July 18, 2005, 12:50 PM
It's understandable, but too bad. I as looking forward to it being in my back yard, so to speak.

Rebar
July 18, 2005, 01:02 PM
http://www.nbc4i.com/news/4735086/detail.html

yucaipa
July 18, 2005, 01:06 PM
Good take the money and go to a free State/City

El Tejon
July 18, 2005, 01:08 PM
Move one state west to Indy, and you can tote on your state's license and not worry about AWBs. :)

K-Romulus
July 18, 2005, 01:11 PM
will spin this as a "victory for the forces of good, and a defeat of the e-e-v-i-l NRA." :rolleyes:

wmenorr67
July 18, 2005, 01:12 PM
Any word as to where they are going to move it. Maybe we can get it here in Tulsa or OKC.

CentralTexas
July 18, 2005, 01:36 PM
Between this and all the Pro Second Amendment stuff in the new issue of American Rifleman I may have to renew my membership again!
CT

field70
July 18, 2005, 01:36 PM
They are supposed to announce the new location in two weeks.

Plumber576
July 18, 2005, 01:43 PM
Good. I live in columbus and I'm glad they pulled out. The city of columbus does not deserve it.

foghornl
July 18, 2005, 01:49 PM
I anticipate a lot of editorial column space/time (whether print or broadcast, no difference) whining about the loss of the $$$$ from the very same idjits that made a new AWB law for Columbus.

Maybe Columbus can replace all those eeeevil NRA $$$$ with $ from a Brady Bunch/Million Misguided Mommy March convention. . .


NOT ! !

Dave Dembinski
July 18, 2005, 02:06 PM
The Columbus Dispatch has an article about this online (http://www.dispatch.com/topstory.php?story=122244) right now. It is, in fact, a lot of whining, from the very same idjits foghornl mentioned.

larry starling
July 18, 2005, 03:04 PM
Good glad to see that the NRA has gotten some B**l's and hit em where it hurts....They didn't deserve it after passing such a stupid ban anyway... :D

Norton
July 18, 2005, 03:10 PM
Glad to see that the NRA stuck to its principles and pulled out.

Atticus
July 18, 2005, 04:09 PM
Good decision. But I was really looking forward to it.
On the bright side - young minority drug dealers will soon stop all violent acts using assault weapons- oh wait - they rarely used them anyway....never mind.

Cacique500
July 18, 2005, 05:55 PM
Just reading some of those comments from the Dispatch website makes my head hurt. :banghead:

BenW
July 18, 2005, 06:05 PM
I'm sorry for you guys in Ohio, but at the same time hoping they choose Reno as the alternate -- close enough to give me the chance to go to one. Plus Reno is probably a bit more gun friendly. :)

Waitone
July 18, 2005, 06:18 PM
Living with the consequences of one's decisions.
What a Concept.

I just hope the NRA transmit a gold plated, notarized, and spiffed up letter explaining in detail. The city pulled a bone-headed political stunt. Now accept the results. :evil:

sfhogman
July 18, 2005, 06:19 PM
Reno! Yes yes yes!

Coronach
July 18, 2005, 06:21 PM
On the bright side - young minority drug dealers will soon stop all violent acts using assault weapons- oh wait - they rarely used them anyway....never mind.Right! And the ones that did won't be able to buy them anymore in the city...no, wait. There are basically no gunshops in the city anymore. Hmm.

Well, at least we will really give them pause when they pull out their evil assault weapons to commit crimes. I mean, in addition to whatever felony charges they're facing, they will also get a misdemenor. This will stop it, I tell you.

Mike :scrutiny:

pharmer
July 18, 2005, 07:30 PM
The NRA convention is great, had it here in Orlando 2 yrs ago. Lots to see, plenty to buy. It did crank me up that I couldn't carry there though, typical hypocritical. Joe

Standing Wolf
July 18, 2005, 09:48 PM
I don't do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots; I'm glad the N.R.A. doesn't, either.

jason10mm
July 19, 2005, 08:51 AM
If the NRA can swing a 15 million dollar economic package to any town is has a national meeting in, then I think they should target liberal towns to see if the city politicos will change their gun laws just to "keep" the NRA coming. Might be a slick way to get a lot of crappy laws off the books.

shermacman
July 19, 2005, 09:00 AM
I like that, Jason. The NRA should offer to come here to Boston...! The hysteria would be hysterical!

Dave Dembinski
July 19, 2005, 09:02 AM
jason10mm,
If the NRA can swing a 15 million dollar economic package to any town is has a national meeting in, then I think they should target liberal towns to see if the city politicos will change their gun laws just to "keep" the NRA coming.

One wonders if this is precisely what the NRA was trying to do with Columbus. It's no secret that it's an "anti" town and, as several council members pointed out, they've been working on this AWB for several years. The idea of 15-million-plus coming into town in 4 days must not have been enough sugar for the city gov't to swallow its pride and stop harassing its citizens for a while.

If this is the case, I'm glad it didn't work. Pushing for preemption laws in Ohio would be far more constructive than defeating yet another Columbus AWB (there's been 3 so far, I think).

Waitone
July 19, 2005, 09:06 AM
Holding NRA conventions in anti-2 towns would be an effective way of waving it in their faces.

GEM
July 19, 2005, 11:44 AM
On MSNBC, Keith Obermann made fun of Wayne as the 2nd worst person of the week and thought Columbus was correct to keep the ban and ditch the NRA. I'm afraid, this action will not influence antigun folks but really reinforce them.

There is no reason for the NRA to go to areas that are not explicitly progun.

Jim K
July 19, 2005, 12:03 PM
Please! People of high principle would never sell out to the evil, right-wing, fascist, racist, KKK-owned, Hitlerite, Nazi, insane, religious right NRA! Never. Unless the money was big enough.

I forget which "liberal" Democrat said it, but I think the comment that, "Anyone who voted for George W. Bush should be taken out and shot" says everything we need to know about people who claim to be for peace, love and brotherhood.

Jim

hso
July 19, 2005, 12:40 PM
If the NRA would select another Ohio city that doesn't have it's head up it's hind end they could thump Columbus and get it's message out.

45crittergitter
July 19, 2005, 01:12 PM
Amen! :D A lot of folks carried at Houston this year... and no shootings that I'm aware of.... they could go there every year IMHO.

NoahFN
July 19, 2005, 02:56 PM
This bummed me out, being as I live about 45 minutes from Columbus, however, I understand the move completely.

I'm also infuriated by some of the anti's writing I've read about how great it is that they aren't going to have it there. This upsets me more than anything.

gm
July 19, 2005, 07:26 PM
its kinda funny,that shot in the arm $$ for columbus just went bye bye.Imagine what those extra $$ could do..


I guess somebody will be eating crow for awhile there.

CAPTAIN MIKE
July 19, 2005, 10:10 PM
They haven't asked me, but I'd vote for Las Vegas. Great convention city.
Shall-Issue State. Lots of fun. Cheap air fares. Lots of supportive folks.

taliv
July 19, 2005, 10:18 PM
nashville would be nice. louisville or lexington wouldn't be too far for a lot of the ohio/penn/mich folks

BenW
July 19, 2005, 10:24 PM
So - How About Vegas?
The article in the link said the alternates were either Reno or Portland (assuming Oregon).

ezypikns
July 19, 2005, 10:28 PM
I live in Texas.

4v50 Gary
July 20, 2005, 12:26 AM
No, not Lost Wages. Reno! Reno! Reno! I'll go. :p

peacefuljeffrey
July 20, 2005, 01:23 AM
On MSNBC, Keith Obermann made fun of Wayne as the 2nd worst person of the week and thought Columbus was correct to keep the ban and ditch the NRA. I'm afraid, this action will not influence antigun folks but really reinforce them.

There is no reason for the NRA to go to areas that are not explicitly progun.


Um, someone should tell this Keith Obermann that Columbus didn't ditch the NRA, the NRA ditched Columbus. :banghead: What a moron.

So this action will reinforce anti-gun folks? All 17 of them?
Has no one noticed that in the last several elections, pro-gunners WALLOPED anti-gunners? What's the membership roll of HCI (the Brady Bastards) up to these days? How many paid members?

I don't care what anti-gunners think of the NRA's course. There was no reason to patronize an anti-gun city, period. Even IF the NRA calculated this move deliberately so that they could end up making a big point of cancelling, I support that too. It's a GOOD thing when anti-gunners are made to look bad.
I haven't seen the speech by Wayne LaPierre, but I hope he challenged the city fathers of Columbus to prove that their "assault weapons ban" makes anyone safer. We all know they claim it; but where is the proof?
(We all know that there is none.)

Look at all the free publicity that the NRA has received, touting its ability to bring FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS INTO A LOCAL ECONOMY IN JUST THREE DAYS!!

You can't buy publicity that good. And this story does show the public what kind of sway the NRA holds. And anyone in the audience who has his thinking cap on is going to wonder to himself why a group should be criticized for witholding support from anyone who opposes its mission!

-Jeffrey

peacefuljeffrey
July 20, 2005, 01:27 AM
its kinda funny,that shot in the arm $$ for columbus just went bye bye.Imagine what those extra $$ could do..

You're kidding, right? :rolleyes:

A city government stupid enough to enact a local assault weapons ban, and you give them credit for not being likely to piss away $15,000,000 on some :cuss: scheme or other?

How about $10,000,000 for a gun "buy-back," and another $5,000,000 for "sensitivity training" for the cops?

Yeah, the people of Columbus ever would've seen that money put to good use... :rolleyes:

-Jeffrey

only1asterisk
July 20, 2005, 01:31 AM
Maybe Columbus can replace all those eeeevil NRA $$$$ with $ from a Brady Bunch/Million Misguided Mommy March convention. . .

That should read "Maybe Columbus can replace all those eeeevil NRA $$$$ with $ from a Brady Bunch/Million Misguided Mommy March convention. . ."


David

dpesec
July 20, 2005, 02:16 PM
I posted my comments, I wonder if they will be allowed :evil:

dpesec
July 20, 2005, 02:20 PM
No they can't replace that money. They also don't care about the impact of their decision or the people they represent. Remember, one of the main purposes of politicians is to get their name in the news. Good or bad, people will remember them, and vote them back into office. These cirtters want the average citizen to become more and more dependant on government and the handouts.

Oh I long for a time when it was up to each person to.......

dpesec
July 20, 2005, 02:23 PM
Yes they always find ways to spend money. But remember they are letting you keep some of what you earn. Just like most parisites,which just make the host sick but not kill the host. Many politicians take as much money as they can from the people just not enough to cause a rebellion. They learned that lesson from Prop. 13 in California.

foghornl
July 20, 2005, 02:27 PM
Sent them some comments, too.

Mine is that since Columbus doesn't want the NRA and all that money, they don't need the $500 or so that Mrs. Foggy and I spend evey year at the Ohio State Fair and hotel. We usually drive to Columbus early Saturday morning, spend all day at the fair, then get a nice hotel room and dinner out.

El Rojo
July 20, 2005, 02:42 PM
The anti-gunners are telling the truth when they say public safety is not for sale. Look at the Great Western Show when it used to be in Los Angeles at the Fairplex. The Fairplex lost several million dollars a year from that. Then the Fairplex sued the county claiming they drove off their business, so the county agreed to make up the difference. That is right, the county paid the Fairplex a few million dollars in order to cancel the gun show. Afterall, it isn't their money. And the people of these districts are stupid enough to keep voting for these people.

Yes the anti's are trying their hardest to make this look good, but if I were a vendor in downtown Columbus, I sure as heck would be mad as hell that my representatives not only voted to violate my rights, but made me lose money for it to boot.

gm
July 20, 2005, 07:23 PM
and you know why the media and antis are ranting so much now? cause their stupidity embarrassed them. :D :D

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