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Knife Check Greatly Appreciated on Rainy Day Trump Speech at NRA Annual Meeting
Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 05/14/2018 6:22:21 AM PDT by marktwain

The open and concealed carry of guns and knives was generally legal and accepted at the NRA Annual Meeting of 2018. There was one obvious exception. The Leadership Forum had both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence speaking to a packed crowd.

The Secret Service took over jurisdiction and forbade the carrying of guns and knives into the forum.  Not just knives and guns, but a long list of items were forbidden. Items you might not consider as obvious. It was a rainy morning on May 4th in Dallas. Lots of people had umbrellas.  The Secret Service did not allow umbrellas into the forum.

Fortunately, Knife Rights has been providing a free public service for the last three NRA annual meetings. All of them featured presidential speeches at the Leadership Forum.  For no cost, Knife Rights will check your knife, and give you a stub to be redeemed at the check booth after the forum. They also accepted other items on the forbidden list (sorry, no guns). On Friday, May 4th, they did a booming business checking umbrellas.

There were, of course, knives checked as well.

Doug Ritter of Knife Rights came up with the brilliant idea three years ago. The need was obvious. Who wants to park their vehicle, or take a shuttle from their hotel room, spend 15 minutes getting to the Leadership Forum, and another 15 minutes waiting in line, only to be told you cannot bring your pocket knife, umbrella, or mini-flashlight into the venue?

You are faced with a set of poor options. Spend half an hour retracing your steps, or discard a valuable piece of gear.

Doug and Knife Rights solved the problem for a lot of people with their free Knife Check. If you turned in your ticket at their booth on the floor of the exhibit hall, you had a chance to win a very nice Bowie knife for your trouble.

Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 312 of Royse City, Texas, volunteered to provide the manpower to man the knife check station. They did what Boy Scouts are very good at, offering courteous, polite, efficient service.

It appears that knife checks will be at NRA annual meetings for the future. I cannot guarantee anything. The smart money is on President Donald Trump addressing future NRA Leadership Forums.

©2018 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; knife; nra; secretservice
The knife checking service was greatly appreciated at the NRA meeting in Dallas.

The Secret Service did not allow knives where President Trump was speaking.

1 posted on 05/14/2018 6:22:21 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Well ya can’t really blame em, especially with all the MK-ULTRA zombies that the Deep State has walking around out there now, the NRA Convention would be the perfect “hit spot”. Libs are insane.

2 posted on 05/14/2018 6:29:01 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: marktwain

President Trump does have his own personal security, no?

I wouldn’t trust these gummint agents any more than Henry V trusted Scroop, Cambridge and Grey.

3 posted on 05/14/2018 7:13:01 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: lgjhn23

“Libs are insane.”.........

The understatement of the decade!

4 posted on 05/14/2018 7:15:07 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: marktwain

I’ve read that security is so tight that even military Honor Guards for the President have the bolts removed from their rifles.

5 posted on 05/14/2018 7:16:58 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: marktwain

I would love to have been a fly hovering above the check-in counter.

Oh, the booty I would’ve seen.

6 posted on 05/14/2018 7:40:55 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

“Oh, the booty I would’ve seen.”

Ydah, gun rights chics are hott. Oh, you meant the knives. Yeah, them too.

7 posted on 05/14/2018 8:24:01 AM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (President Trump: Please Fire Sessions!!! You have nothing to lose.)
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To: marktwain

If this keeps happening, maybe the NRA should consider offering firearms storage lockers for these meetings. In PA, courthouses are required to provide firearms storage if you need it when entering. These could be very much like many police stations have for officers entering an area where prisoners maybe kept.

I think the NRA could even get it sponsored so it would not cost them anything.

8 posted on 05/14/2018 10:46:21 AM PDT by gunnut
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To: gunnut

Anyplace I am expected to sacrifice my personal liberties is a place I won’t frequent. I’ll make an exception for when I am taken by ambulance to a hospital, but otherwise, POTUS or not, tough.

9 posted on 05/15/2018 2:19:09 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: marktwain

Arms prohibition never ends well.

10 posted on 05/15/2018 2:54:21 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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