Taste of Dallas Not Allowing CHL

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  1. GhostRider66

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    We were going to go out to Taste of Dallas this weekend at Fair Park but then ran across the "no weapons" bit here:

    http://tasteofdallas.org/event-info-and-more

    My buddy sent them an email asking if this applied to CHL holders:

    From: scott farace [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 3:09 PM
    To: [email protected]; nameredacted
    Subject: Re: Taste of Dallas

    Yes

    Scott Farace
    972-533-5655

    From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
    To: nameredacted Scott Farace <[email protected]>
    Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:05 PM
    Subject: Re: Taste of Dallas

    Hi Scott - See below.......

    > Hi Steve,
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    > I noticed that on the event info, weapons firearms are not allowed. Does
    > this apply to CHL holders as well?
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    > Thanks,

    Not even sure how they can do this unless it's a private company leasing the place. Guess I'll go home after the gun show. :banghead:
     
  2. Mags

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    Won't they need to be posted with the Texas 30.06 signage?
     
  3. GhostRider66

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    Correct. But I'm not going to drive all the way down there just to find out if there is one or not at this point. Your mileage may vary.
     
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    Seems like a shame to miss a nice time; why don't you leave your gun in your car while there and go enjoy yourself?
     
  5. Flynt

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    This may have changed, but as recently as a year or so ago, the FBI rated the Fair Park neighborhood as on the most dangerous places in the U.S.
     
  6. GhostRider66

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    Yep and you usually have to park a hell of a long way from the gate which also means walking back after. And then there's the possibility of the vehicle getting broken into and gun stolen.

    But more to the point, why should I bother at all? I should just sell all my guns then I don't have to ever worry about a 30.06, right? :scrutiny:
     
  7. HorseSoldier

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    Just about no company, organization, or event is going to endorse concealed carry if it gets contemplated to the point where their lawyers offer an opinion, because of potential liability. And very few cogs in those respective machines are going to step up and put their career on the line making a decision without vetting by higher and the lawyers.
     
  8. GhostRider66

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    Interestingly enough, I went to the State Fair there a few years back and they had a process where you would show your CHL at the gate and they would walk you around the metal detectors (yeah, that safe). Anyway, the drawback was that you then had to wait (close to an hour in my case) for a Dallas PD officer to come and write your info down and let you in. There were Dallas officers everywhere but there was only one assigned to this task and she had just gone on break. All she did was write down the CHL number and ask what kind of pistol. She wrote down "1911" and let me right in. Weird really.
     
  9. whalerman

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    Leaving a gun in a car is a very unwise option.
     
  10. ATBackPackin

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    Wrong thread
     
  11. EddieNFL

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    Probably prevented a crime wave.
     
  12. esteban

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    Go, leave the gun in the car or stay home. Just go.
     
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  13. GhostRider66

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    Wow, you'll really go far with arguments like that one. I guess maybe you'll just win them over with the outstanding grammar. Nice! :neener:
     
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    I will not go since it is in Fair Park and it was in the middle of a dump back in 1991 when I went to the Cotton Bowl.
     
  15. dogtown tom

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    Does anyone read their Texas CHL handbook??????

    If you did.... you would know that 30.06 does not apply to Fair Park....it's government property. (The Old Mill restaurant IS 51% and off limits to CHL)

    This comes up every year during the State Fair


    http://www.fairpark.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198
     
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    I had the misfortune of being in Chicago for a period of time. There was a 'taste of Chicago' even there. If the Dallas event is anything like the one in Chicago, you're not missing anything. There didn't seem to be any unique food, just the normal street-vendor type food: hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, etc.
    On top of that, you couldn't buy any of the vendors food with cash, you had to go to a city tent to buy tickets. The ticket lines were like 45 minutes long, and WAY over priced. It was a complete scam, much like everything else in that God-awful city.
     
  17. LeonCarr

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    Don't go. I personally would not support's someone's agenda when that agenda does not support you.

    Just my .02,
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    I'm familiar with Tx CHL rules, but I wonder if provisions applying to state govt. entities don't apply when the facility is leased to a private party.
     
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    Tom, The Old Mill Inn comes up as non-51% per TABC's public inquiry system (License MB264241). IME very few places one would actually be going for a meal make more than half of their money from alcohol.
     
  20. quatin

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    Pretty sure it's still government property no matter who they lease it to.
     
  21. Sgt.Murtaugh

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    I have been to Taste of Dallas and it's not that great. you pay to get in and then pay additional for only limited menus from each vendor. On top of that, Fair Park is a in the ghetto and is a straight up dump.

    If I were you, I'd take that money you would have spent on Taste of Dallas and go visit Fogo De Chao in Addison for a real dining experience that you most certainly will not regret. Good luck, amigo.
     
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    I can't speak for anyone else, of course, but there's no way I could enjoy being deprived of my right to defend my life against criminals and other predators.
     
  23. razorback2003

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    I don't think anything can keep you from carrying on state or local government type property in Texas. I don't travel enough down there to know for sure but I don't think those 30.06 signs apply at the Fair grounds in Dallas. I do know you can't carry at an athletic event. You should be legal. If you're legal, I wouldn't worry. The fair grounds area is not in a good part of town. Keep your gun on you and don't tell anyone.
     
  24. GhostRider66

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    I'm pretty sure they can since they do so for the gun shows (yeah, I know. Ironic) in Fort Worth and Dallas and those are on city\county properties all the time. I asked this of a person at Will Rogers one time and was told that it falls more under the Texas laws regarding renting a place and at that time, it becomes 'property' of the renter for the term of the lease.
     
  25. Double Naught Spy

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    Right, the State Fair of Texas is a PRIVATE, non-profit organization, and they can't ban guns from the Fair Grounds which are government property.
     
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