CCW in MS gun show?


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altitude_19
May 17, 2013, 08:19 PM
Going to a gun show in Mississippi this weekend. Is it legal to CC at gunshows here?

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Double_J
May 17, 2013, 08:23 PM
It is legal, but every gun show I have ever been to says NO LOADED FIREARMS in the show unless you are a LEO in uniform.

pendennis
May 17, 2013, 09:56 PM
The gun show management sets their own rules, as do the owners of the building. They can ban loaded firearms as Double J writes.

Call ahead, and they will gladly tell you their rules. Saves a trip back to the car.

beatledog7
May 17, 2013, 09:56 PM
This gets kicked around every so often on THR. A lot of people are in the "concealed is concealed" camp and will carry even when asked not to as long as they are technically within the law. The other major camp is the "respect the policies of the venue" camp, and those in it will not carry past a sign "no loaded firearms" sign even if the law is on their side.

Which are you in, altitude?

razorback2003
May 17, 2013, 10:02 PM
There is no law against carrying at a gun show in Mississippi. I carry at them but i'm sure if someone found out i had one I would be asked to take it back to my car.

Sam1911
May 17, 2013, 11:03 PM
Which are you in, altitude?
Don't ask, don't tell -- lest you be called nasty names by someone regardless of which way you choose!

I don't really see how him answering that question helps us answer HIS.

double bogey
May 18, 2013, 12:44 AM
Here in DFW, I always unload and leave the magazine in the truck. Check the gun with the LEO that is always at the door, he ziplocks the trigger, and I leave it in my holster. Much safer than leaving it in the truck. Also if they are posted correctly I can't legally carry concealed.

altitude_19
May 18, 2013, 03:32 AM
I don't really see how him answering that question helps us answer HIS.
Don't worry, I had NO intention of answering. lol

beatledog7
May 19, 2013, 08:32 PM
It was really a rhetorical question. But then, I have no idea who the OP is in real life.

In VA there's a state policeman at the door, and when he asks each attendee if he or is carrying a gun, that attendee can answer in any way he or she chooses and let the chips fall. Personally I find it unwise to lie to a LEO's direct question.

MedWheeler
May 19, 2013, 08:37 PM
In Florida, I routinely unload my firearm, but I do carry both the magazine and the "top-off" round in a pocket. The gun is checked at the counter, and zip-tied. When I leave, they'll happily cut the zip-tie loose. Once in a discrete position (usually, my vehicle), I'll re-arm up so I don't forget.

smokey04
May 19, 2013, 08:52 PM
Would you go to a gun show with $30.000 to $50.000 dollars worth of guns or $10,000 to $20,000 dollars worth of cash and go unarmed?I don't worry about at the show, I worry about to and from the parking, you pays your money and you takes your chances. To me, this is the epitome of a "Gun Free Zone". Stuuuupidddd! Nick

beatledog7
May 19, 2013, 09:04 PM
I don't have anything like that sort of cash or goods when I go, but I can see that position for the vendors--a very valid point. When I enter and leave a show I wait for a bunch of people and sort of glom onto a group SA matters a lot at such a venue. And I do stay armed as long as I can and rearm as soon as it's feasible.

guyfromohio
May 19, 2013, 09:05 PM
In a response to my terse letter to the gun show management, they politely explained that their insurers will not insure them unless posted. I still feel it's too hypocritical for me to overlook. I won't go.

45crittergitter
May 20, 2013, 03:22 PM
It is legal if you have a CCW license. But, if the venue is posted by the management against CCW, it's not legal. But, if you have what is known as the "enhanced" Mississippi CCW license, it's legal even when posted. But I wouldn't tell or show anyone.

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