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Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:35 am
by bblhd672
Country Artist, Jamey Johnson, Cancels House Of Blues Concert after Venue Ban Guns
https://www.ammoland.com/2017/07/countr ... z4nwXyItHL
While much is being made of the incident, it’s quite simple and boils down to one thing. Jamey Johnson, a USMC veteran, refused to enter a “gun-free” establishment, the venue wouldn’t compromise its “safety rules,” (which they could have under SC law), and as a result, there would be no show (not at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach anyway). That’s the way it’s supposed to work: Try to enter a venue, find out it’s a posted “gun-free” zone, leave and take with you the revenue stream you would have provided the anti-rights, bigots
Never heard of Jamey Johnson, but kudos to him for sticking up for his rights and beliefs.

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:45 am
by RoyGBiv
Saw him last year at Billy Bob's.. Great show. :patriot:


Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:13 am
by Daddio-on-patio
My wife just read the article to me. Amazing how an establishment disarms legal carriers under the idea of safety. BTW. I have heard some of his music. I am an old school country listener because of the stories they tell. This fella can sing a story.

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:28 pm
by Jusme
I wonder if the NRA can book him for the convention in May?

Charles, you know anyone on the entertainment committee? :mrgreen:

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:07 pm
by OneGun
[sarcasm] But GFZs are safe places because criminals are not allowed to bring guns into the venue! :fire [\sarcasm]

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:30 pm
by canvasbck
My "go to" station on Pandora is Texas/Red Dirt Radio. They play a lot of Jamey Johnson on there.

I've always liked his music, now I like it even more.

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:20 pm
by Lynyrd
Kudos to him! :patriot:

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:22 pm
by oljames3
Lynyrd wrote:Kudos to him! :patriot:
:iagree:
I am not a fan of country, but I do enjoy a well-told story in almost any genre. Jamie Johnson is an excellent story teller and a stand-up guy.

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:12 pm
by SewTexas
WOW! old style story-teller like George Jones....I'll have to find some more of his stuff.

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:08 am
by Liberty
While we will mostly agree that the 30.0x signs are silly and self-defeating. Would it be wrong to not permit scoped rifles into a music venue? These days many venues even don't allow cameras.

All I know is that If I were to stand on a stage in front of thousands of people with spotlights centering on me I would feel more like a target than entertainment.

Re: Country artist cancel concert after venue bans guns

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:36 pm
by JustSomeOldGuy
To the best of my knowledge, entire 'House of Blues' chain is posted. Is this the first time Johnson has played at an HoB? Or have all the others been making an exception for him (that they don't make for those who merely buy a ticket)?