Skip to comments.NRA Pulls Convention Out Of Columbus (Assault Weapons Ban Blamed For Decision)
Posted on 07/18/2005 8:35:44 AM PDT by Columbus Dawg
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The National Rifle Association announced Monday that it would not hold its 2007 national convention in Columbus as planned.
The announcement came one week after City Council passed an assault weapons ban, NBC 4's Kyle Anderson reported.
NRA officials said the group would return once the state legislature enacts a pre-emption that would overturn the Columbus ban, Anderson reported.
Local convention officials said the three-day convention would have brought 60,000 people and $15 million to the local economy.
The officials had hoped the speculation would not prove true, and as of late last week said it had not heard anything from the NRA, Anderson reported.
Watch NBC 4 and refresh nbc4i.com for additional information.
Medium large and large cities across America have invested millions of dollars in convention centers in a bid to make money off out-of-town visitors. It's the "If you build it, they will come" mentality. Pulling out of Columbus is not only a publicity blow to the city, it is an economic disaster.
And bring $50 million to the Kali economy? Nope.
They probably do run it, but it's only a little more than an hour from where I live. :)
"It has proven so far to be safe for passengers in the vehicle and the officers who are performing traffic stops on a daily basis," he said. "The law is safe as it is."
Gun safety statements coming from the agency that injured one of their own in a circular shootout with an armed subject on I-71.
I know many an Ohio police officer that loathe the Ohio State Patrol's weapons handling and training methods (along with their political lobbying). A retired Columbus SWAT officer just told me a few weeks ago, "If there is a single police agency in Ohio that should keep their mouth shut on firearms issues, it is the Ohio State Patrol. They are the most dangerous group I have ever trained with."
He gave me the Kehoe shootout as evidence that this point of view is accurate.
Blind man leading.
Mr. Deaner of the Ohio Newspaper Association fails to see that indiscriminately releasing the names of permit holders is at best gossip and at worst a political action advocating a particular course of public policy.
Neither one is part of the media's "watchdog" role.
I have the same experiences with police officers as well. They all are very critical of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Yep .... same platitude spewing hookie-bookie mayor that continues to stonewall (along with the leisure suit wearing watermelon school superintendent) the sexual gang bang activity that occurred earlier this year in a Columbus city school.
Yep .... same platitude spewing hookie-bookie mayor that just floated down the Scioto River this weekend on some sort of raft or boat while holding flaming torches celebrating what I'm not sure .. almost resembled a nazi book burning ceremony.
Yep .... same platitude spewing hookie-bookie mayor that floated down the Scioto River this weekend past all the flag poles on Marconi Blvd that have in the past flown the American flag along with all fifty state flags .. now only 50+ Columbus city flags fly because some of the other flags offended his highness the mayor.
I just got of the phone with the NRA, thanking them for their decision to pull out of Columbus. I am a member as well.
Should the NRA re-book Columbus, to stick it to them despite a bad law just being enacted? No! Money talks, and in this case money walks. Bye bye Columbus. And Kali too.
The message is:
The NRANews wouldnt load for me today...guess they were overwhelmed with viewers...
They should only move it to a state and city that allows CCW, etc.
I agree, I think the NRA should and does spend most of its chest fighting things at the federal level, so what any given state wants to do, is either up to the state-level NRA affiliate, or to another organization.
If you're a member of the NRA, please put the initials in your tagline. If not, please join.
1. Short of armed confrontation with lawmakers, not voting for one is the next best thing.
2. I have to wonder why W LaP would take this stand if he truly believes in the Second Amendment. Uniform laws? Hell No! No laws!
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