NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby Grundy1133 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:55 am

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Bitter Clinger wrote:If you patronize Uber, as has been suggested, understand that you are supporting their Anti 2A policy:

Uber prohibits riders and drivers from carrying firearms of any kind in a vehicle while using our app.

what they dont know dont hurt em... ;-)


Or go Lyft instead. I never really liked Uber as a company. Anytime I need a ride that won't be company expensed, I call Lyft.

I live in a little podunk town and never used uber or lyft or a taxi for that matter. :lol:
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:02 pm

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Bitter Clinger wrote:If you patronize Uber, as has been suggested, understand that you are supporting their Anti 2A policy:

Uber prohibits riders and drivers from carrying firearms of any kind in a vehicle while using our app.

what they dont know dont hurt em... ;-)


I agree. That policy is simply a lie, since Uber does not "prohibit" guns. In fact, I'm not even sure how they could legally prohibit guns. Is a 30.06 sign valid if it is slapped on the passengers windows of a car?

It would be nice if they said something truthful like, "we don't like guns because they are scary, and we treat our independent contractor employees like little children, so we will fire them if they have a gun in the car, or knowingly allow passengers to ride while carrying a gun."
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby jason812 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:10 pm

I'm only worried about parking, driving up from the Waco area (hate traffic), having some goober who doesn't know about the law search my backpack, and finding that I need a 3rd job to buy all the cool things I see. There will be nothing valuable in my car and it's probably worth more if it's stolen than if I sold it.

Any word on how the entrance works? Is there an LTC line similar to the capital? That would be handy.

edit: I'm also worried I will have to look as not dressed up and untuck my shirt :biggrinjester:

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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby carlson1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:14 pm

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carlson1 wrote:Park free at a TRE or a light rail parking lot. Jump on the light rail and it will take you directly to the convention center.


Two questions: Is TRE "safe" for lone older man to travel at all hours to and from Arlington? What's the TRE policy on licensed carry on the train?


You can carry on all three, the buses, the light rails, and the TRE. The parking lots in Irving are all well lit and have plenty of police driving around. I can’t speak for all of the parking lots, but in and around both lots here in Irving I have never seen the homeless or “gang looking members” loitering around.

I took my grandchildren down town Dallas several weeks ago and ended up on the train at night coming back. We had zero problems. I wouldn’t want to travel south of Dallas on DART after dark.
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:47 pm

Will anyone be openly carrying?
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby Bruin98 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:08 pm

For those worried about parking, I have 2 solutions. (I've lived in Dallas almost all my life.)

1. Use DART Rail. Most train locations have parking lots and they are scattered all over Dallas. There are 3 within 5 miles of my house. The train stops at the Convention Center. You walk about 100 yards from the train to the doors. Trains run every 20 minutes during peak traffic--but they actually run much more frequently when you are in Downtown Dallas. 3 different lines has a train running by every 10 minutes. It's so easy my 8 year old is a bit of an expert on the deal. Day passes are $5/day or you can buy 90 minute passes for I think $1.50. They might be $2 or 2.50. (I only buy the day passes when I use the train because these 90 minute passes don't work on the buses and the $5 ones work everywhere.) It's not the best, but safer than you have heard. (I posted before I read the whole thread--it's going to run you $10/day for a pass that works on the TRE and DART for those coming in from Ft. Worth.)

I'm not sure how you plan on doing lunch, but West End is one or two stops north of the convention center and if you want it--they got it as far as food is concerned. The train makes it easy and may give Uber or a taxi a run for its money on how fast it can get you there.

2. Uber.

DART is CHL friendly. Uber says they arent, but I've never seen a car actually posted.

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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby Beiruty » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:13 pm

I am still looking for group planning for this event. I plan on attending the convention show floor each day.
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby Flightmare » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:14 pm

Beiruty wrote:I am still looking for group planning for this event. I plan on attending the convention show floor each day.


I'm sure this will be heavily discussed at breakfast for the 2 DFW get-togethers.
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby bblhd672 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:17 pm

Ran across this while researching parking - the NRAAM 2018 App.
http://s15.a2zinc.net/clients/NRA/nraam2018/Public/Content.aspx?ID=1512
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby jason812 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:30 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:Will anyone be openly carrying?


That is the plan for my buddy and me, as long as it's allowed.

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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby Grundy1133 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:34 pm

jason812 wrote:
TexasJohnBoy wrote:Will anyone be openly carrying?


That is the plan for my buddy and me, as long as it's allowed.

according to their site you're allowed to carry as long as you abide by local state and federal law bla bla... so as long as theres no 30.07 signs youre golden.
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby jason812 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:42 pm

Grundy1133 wrote:
jason812 wrote:
TexasJohnBoy wrote:Will anyone be openly carrying?


That is the plan for my buddy and me, as long as it's allowed.

according to their site you're allowed to carry as long as you abide by local state and federal law bla bla... so as long as theres no 30.07 signs youre golden.


Yes... from other posts the convention center is not posted. I bought a HF1 just so my PPQ could see sunshine at this event. I did my open carry Wally Walk today. My buddy made a holster for his Range Officer just for the convention. Needless to say, if we can't open carry at the NBA convention, we will be disappointed.

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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby RoyGBiv » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 am

Has anyone received their entry badges/passes yet?
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 am

RoyGBiv wrote:Has anyone received their entry badges/passes yet?


No. When I signed up the acknowledgment page said they would be sent out around April 16.
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

Postby RoyGBiv » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:04 am

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RoyGBiv wrote:Has anyone received their entry badges/passes yet?


No. When I signed up the acknowledgment page said they would be sent out around April 16.

Thanks.. I guess I missed that bit. :tiphat:
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