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NRA Annual Meeting

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Post by rickbowers » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:33 am

Foundation Banquet May 2, 2013
held at the Hilton Americas Which posts the 30.06 sign.
Does anybody else see this as support for the anti-gun crowd?

I think the NRA should pressure Hilton to change their policy, or the NRA should change its venue, Or I should change my NRA support status.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:40 am

rickbowers wrote:Foundation Banquet May 2, 2013
held at the Hilton Americas Which posts the 30.06 sign.
Oopsie :roll:
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Post by OldGrumpy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:03 am

While desirable to not have 30.06 to deal with it is probably an impossiblity when dealing with events this large. There are so many considerations to scheduling an event as large as the NRA Convention that is hard for most people to comprehend the difficulty. I would be interested to know if NRA even inquires about 30.06.
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Re: NRA Annual Meeting

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Post by rickbowers » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:28 am

OldGrumpy wrote:While desirable to not have 30.06 to deal with it is probably an impossiblity when dealing with events this large. There are so many considerations to scheduling an event as large as the NRA Convention that is hard for most people to comprehend the difficulty. I would be interested to know if NRA even inquires about 30.06.
Houston is a big city with lots of Hotel space. This looks like a compromise with the ouly hotel chain that I'm aware of that does not allow folks who stay with them to protect themselves. Yes, the NRA is aware. I called them, and You should too.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:50 am

I've been to many events at that hotel and never saw a 30.06 sign. When did you see one?

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:06 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I've been to many events at that hotel and never saw a 30.06 sign. When did you see one?

Chas.
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Post by Saintango » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:21 pm

Pre-Register is up and running

http://www.nraam.org/attendee-info/pre-register.aspx

Also you can look at the special events they are having as well.

https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?site ... 9d6a5d149b

I live just south of Houston so I am really looking forward to this. This will be my first one to attend. :txflag:
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Post by FishInTx » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:59 pm

FAMILY AND I ARE GOING!! :thumbs2: Will worry about the 30.06 later. Do hope it changes before May though.


Edited to add: I don't see it as support for the anti crowd. Hosting the event is a good sign but I will notify the NRA about it and hope it changes.

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Post by Gordie Howe » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:26 pm

A social recluse; I may be there !

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Post by RJGold » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:57 am

This seems crazy to me :headscratch

I am cranky about an event for an organization that fights for our Second Amendment Rights being held at a Hotel that doesn't believe they are important. I stay in a lot of hotels and when not traveling internationally or for business, I carry a pistol with me.

I plan to contact the NRA and voice my opinion. An organization like the NRA should not be dealing with a chain that doesn't support 2A rights.

If the antis find out about this, they will surely use it as publicity against us.

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Post by Saintango » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:04 pm

RJGold wrote:This seems crazy to me :headscratch

I am cranky about an event for an organization that fights for our Second Amendment Rights being held at a Hotel that doesn't believe they are important. I stay in a lot of hotels and when not traveling internationally or for business, I carry a pistol with me.

I plan to contact the NRA and voice my opinion. An organization like the NRA should not be dealing with a chain that doesn't support 2A rights.

If the antis find out about this, they will surely use it as publicity against us.

My two cents...
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Re: NRA Annual Meeting

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Post by FishInTx » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:34 pm

RJGold wrote:This seems crazy to me :headscratch

I am cranky about an event for an organization that fights for our Second Amendment Rights being held at a Hotel that doesn't believe they are important. I stay in a lot of hotels and when not traveling internationally or for business, I carry a pistol with me.

I plan to contact the NRA and voice my opinion. An organization like the NRA should not be dealing with a chain that doesn't support 2A rights.

If the antis find out about this, they will surely use it as publicity against us.

My two cents...
The hotel chain might support second amendment rights and the NRA but not CHL. I have no idea!!! Just tossing my thoughts about.

Thanks for the links Saintango.

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Post by Saintango » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:49 pm

FishInTx wrote:
RJGold wrote:This seems crazy to me :headscratch

I am cranky about an event for an organization that fights for our Second Amendment Rights being held at a Hotel that doesn't believe they are important. I stay in a lot of hotels and when not traveling internationally or for business, I carry a pistol with me.

I plan to contact the NRA and voice my opinion. An organization like the NRA should not be dealing with a chain that doesn't support 2A rights.

If the antis find out about this, they will surely use it as publicity against us.

My two cents...
The hotel chain might support second amendment rights and the NRA but not CHL. I have no idea!!! Just tossing my thoughts about.

Thanks for the links Saintango.
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Re: NRA Annual Meeting

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Post by benenglishtx » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:59 am

The event is officially being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Hilton just happens to be the attached hotel so, by default, it gets swept up in the Meeting venues simply because it's located where it is. The Convention Center isn't posted, afaik.

It's not much of a problem at this point. The Hilton has been booked solid for a long time. Most local Meeting attendees won't have any pressing need to enter the Hilton. They'll treat it like a big gun show, walk the main floor of the Convention Center and call it a day.

However, if you plan on really diving into the Meeting, there's a bunch of content that actually takes place inside the Hilton. This includes the Foundation Banquet; the Prayer Breakfast; the Clubs & Associations Workshop; all the seminars, workshops and special presentations (I count 38 of 'em); and the National Firearms Law Seminar.

All that prompts me to speculate (speculation only, just a wild guess backed by nothing but my sense of and familiarity with the way that hotel works and is laid out) that the Hilton is going to be in a "don't ask, don't tell" stance for the duration. How else could they square posting a 30.06 while simultaneously hosting the "Methods of Concealed Carry" seminar?

That said, no one should take my speculation as a guide. Make your own decision.
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