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Liberty1
05-03-2009, 4:14 PM
I'll be there OCing :thumbsup: Who's going?

http://www.nraam.org/

Lawful carry of firearms is allowed at the Phoenix Convention Center during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits except at events where alcohol is being served. Alcohol will be served at the following events, which makes possession of firearms at these events unlawful under state law:

National NRA Foundation Banquet
Celebration of American Values Freedom Experience Banquet
All Related Banquet Receptions

bodger
05-03-2009, 4:16 PM
I'll be there OCing :thumbsup: Who's going?

http://www.nraam.org/

Sounds great. Does this mean you can strap up in the parking lot and OC as you walk into the convention center?

Sam
05-03-2009, 4:18 PM
Sounds great. Does this mean you can strap up in the parking lot and OC as you walk into the convention center?

I believe OC is legal in Arizona period.

Matt C
05-03-2009, 4:18 PM
Sounds great. Does this mean you can strap up in the parking lot and OC as you walk into the convention center?

LOL, it's AZ, you can "strap up" at the state line and OC all the way in.

bodger
05-03-2009, 4:21 PM
LOL, it's AZ, you can "strap up" at the state line and OC all the way in.

Well, I like that!!

H Paul Payne
05-03-2009, 4:22 PM
I'll be there OCing :thumbsup: Who's going?

http://www.nraam.org/

That's how most people tell who the Californians are. They are openly carrying a firearm. :p

Paul

Liberty1
05-03-2009, 4:23 PM
LOL, it's AZ, you can "strap up" at the state line and OC all the way in.

Strap up at home (UOC) and load as you cross the Colorado River. I drive great with my knee while eating a burger and and holding a coke so inserting mag and racking shouldn't be any harder...

:hide:

Liberty1
05-03-2009, 4:25 PM
That's how most people tell who the Californian's are. They are openly carrying a firearm. :p

Paul

I'll cover it when I enter the banquet :p

bodger
05-03-2009, 4:25 PM
Strap up at home (UOC) and load as you cross the Colorado River. I drive great with my knee while eating a burger and and holding a coke so inserting mag and racking shouldn't be any harder...

:hide:

I can do that.
UOC in California spooks me though.

Liberty1
05-03-2009, 4:38 PM
I can do that.


http://opencarry.org/az.html

Arizona

Summary
Arizona is one of our "Gold Star" open carry states. There is complete state preemption of all firearms laws, open carry is common and law enforcement is well educated as to its legality. NOTE:Tribal reservations have their own laws and should be avoided or researched prior to visiting.

and can't carry in places which serve alcohol...do your research (http://http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/category3/)!

VegasND
05-03-2009, 4:57 PM
That's how most people tell who the Californian's are. They are openly carrying a firearm. :p

Paul
I lived in AZ for over 20 years and plenty of locals OC too. Often I was one of them.

ChuckBooty
05-03-2009, 6:12 PM
will there be firearms for sale at this thing?

H Paul Payne
05-03-2009, 6:39 PM
I lived in AZ for over 20 years and plenty of locals OC too. Often I was one of them.

I was trying to be funny and make a joke.

Paul
:thumbsup:

bodger
05-03-2009, 7:17 PM
I was trying to be funny and make a joke.

Paul
:thumbsup:

I got it. The California types go down there and wallow in the OC freedom.
Sounds good to me.

nicki
05-03-2009, 8:36 PM
Well, this does present a dilema.

With concealed carry you don't have to worry about your gun matching your outfits.:p

Between daytime, nighttime and different outfits for each day, I may have to bring at least 6 handguns.:thumbsup:

I may have to stick to "discreet feminine protection":eek:

So which should I do, a Colt 45, a HK USP 40cal or both:43:

Nicki

VegasND
05-03-2009, 8:53 PM
I was trying to be funny and make a joke.

Paul
:thumbsup:

I know, it wasn't meant to be critical of you; I've heard people make the claim before that locals don't open carry and it's wrong.

I only CCW these days, but I'm not afraid of 'being made' and the main reason I don't OC here is because the tourists get weird about it. In AZ I've seen the locals tell the tourists to be quiet about it.

dexter9659
05-03-2009, 9:51 PM
I will be at the convention. Look for me with the Raptor II. See you all there!!

pullnshoot25
05-03-2009, 10:11 PM
I can do that.
UOC in California spooks me though.

I'll be happy to break you in ;)

pullnshoot25
05-03-2009, 10:13 PM
Can't go. Anyone want to carry two pistols in my stead?

Sam
05-03-2009, 11:17 PM
Does AZ law really say that you can't carry anywhere that alcohol is served? Restaurants that happen to serve alcohol? That's kind of interesting.

Quiet
05-04-2009, 12:33 AM
Does AZ law really say that you can't carry anywhere that alcohol is served? Restaurants that happen to serve alcohol? That's kind of interesting.

Yes.
Arizona law prohibits firearms in commercial establishments licensed to serve alcohol for on-premises consumption.

Riodog
05-04-2009, 1:51 AM
Well, this does present a dilema.

With concealed carry you don't have to worry about your gun matching your outfits.:p

Between daytime, nighttime and different outfits for each day, I may have to bring at least 6 handguns.:thumbsup:

I may have to stick to "discreet feminine protection":eek:

So which should I do, a Colt 45, a HK USP 40cal or both:43:

Nicki

If you need help picking your outfits->just don't hesitate to call....:D:D
Rio

Liberty1
05-04-2009, 12:02 PM
Does AZ law really say that you can't carry anywhere that alcohol is served? Restaurants that happen to serve alcohol? That's kind of interesting.

That's the down side to AZ law. NV (can't be intoxicated/armed)and CA(no laws) or even VA (can't CC, OC is OK, where alcohol is served) are better in that regard.

Decoligny
05-04-2009, 12:24 PM
I'll cover it when I enter the banquet :p

Don't know how the AZ law applies to LEOs under the Federal law.

hvengel
05-04-2009, 12:38 PM
Also you need to be careful about the federal school zone laws.

Liberty1
05-04-2009, 2:00 PM
Don't know how the AZ law applies to LEOs under the Federal law.

The AZ alcohol establishment and CC prohibiting laws do not apply to "qualified" LEOs under HR 218 (LEOSA). (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Enforcement_Officers_Safety_Act)
Restrictions specifically for gov. property carry do apply (LEOSA notwithstanding) and the fed. school zones law applies as well. That's why I recommend out of state LEOs (or CA OCers for that matter) get a carry license recognized in what ever state their in (such as a Utah license or AZ non resident) to be exempt from the GFSZ.

Liberty1
05-04-2009, 2:48 PM
http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2009/05/03/20090503nrabucks0503.html

NRA event may pump $70 million into Phoenix
3 commentsby Glen Creno - May. 3, 2009 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic

Next week's National Rifle Association convention in Phoenix is the sort of gathering the city had in mind when it spent $600 million to expand its convention center.

Phoenix is trying to move up to the big leagues of the convention business. The NRA is expected to bring 50,000 people to the city. One tourism group projects it will pump $70 million into the local economy.

"It's basically the Super Bowl for the country's gun owners," said Landis Aden, president of the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association.
The NRA Celebration of American Values Weekend runs May 15-17. Besides the latest in guns, knives and outdoor gear, there will be an NRA Cafe, auctions of expensive guns and a parade of speakers, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, author and Fox News commentator Oliver North and rock guitarist Ted Nugent.

The NRA show dwarfs the other biggies held at or planned for the new convention center. Douglas MacKenzie, spokesman for the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the Health & Fitness Expo for P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon drew 28,000 in January. The NBA Fan Fest attracted more than 25,000 in February.

He said the Veterans of Foreign Wars is expected to bring 12,000 people in August.

pullnshoot25
05-04-2009, 2:49 PM
Has anyone ever actually been prosecuted under the GZFA? From what I can see, Arizonans don't worry about it too much when they OC.

DDT
05-04-2009, 4:17 PM
Has anyone ever actually been prosecuted under the GZFA? From what I can see, Arizonans don't worry about it too much when they OC.

Wouldn't that be interesting case law to come out of an NRA national meeting?

I can't believe anyone with competent defense has been convicted by a jury. I can see someone plea bargaining to GZFA from some other "issue." I would think that any competent challenge would kill the re-worded version just like the first.

Liberty1
05-09-2009, 11:55 PM
btt :)