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Re: "Do You Have Any Guns?" Asked at a Gun Show

Postby M-Quigley » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:53 pm

High Power wrote:
Brian D. wrote:Just trying to be helpful here, based on having gone to gun shows in many states for lots of years. There are some venues that use whatever LE group on site for security as sort of Loss Prevention officers. Maybe that OSHP trooper was just doing as instructed, or got a bit overzealous.

Also, maybe three years ago at Westland, one of the C&E staffers mentioned that the venue had experienced several problems with attempts to spirit guns and such off tables and out the door. Hence the "This exit only with firearms" thing.

If your sarcasm is an indicator that you'd like me to stop posting on this thread, just say so.

No sarcasm intended. I've never been any good at humor. Sorry if I offended you.

You're correct in that the LEO could be doing as instructed. She may have been just curious and wanted to make conversation. Or it could have been a trap.


If it had been a trap it would've been interesting to hear the trooper or the prosecutor try to justify charging someone with illegal carry of an unloaded gun just bought at a gun show, while still at the show, to a judge.
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Re: "Do You Have Any Guns?" Asked at a Gun Show

Postby Brian D. » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:19 pm

High Power wrote:
Brian D. wrote:Just trying to be helpful here, based on having gone to gun shows in many states for lots of years. There are some venues that use whatever LE group on site for security as sort of Loss Prevention officers. Maybe that OSHP trooper was just doing as instructed, or got a bit overzealous.

Also, maybe three years ago at Westland, one of the C&E staffers mentioned that the venue had experienced several problems with attempts to spirit guns and such off tables and out the door. Hence the "This exit only with firearms" thing.

If your sarcasm is an indicator that you'd like me to stop posting on this thread, just say so.

No sarcasm intended. I've never been any good at humor. Sorry if I offended you.

You're correct in that the LEO could be doing as instructed. She may have been just curious and wanted to make conversation. Or it could have been a trap.


Okay it's all good then High Power. C&E does shows in several states, I'm sure that in some areas there is comparatively little problem with firearms theft. But one show at Westland even had thieves trying to break in on Saturday night, and one of them got shot for their trouble, if I recall correctly. Pretty brazen stuff, but that part of town is, uh, well...Now that they've moved to the Ohio Expo Center, well heck it's probably just as bad. :lol:
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Re: "Do You Have Any Guns?" Asked at a Gun Show

Postby glocksmith » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:19 am

High Power wrote:
Brian D. wrote:Just trying to be helpful here, based on having gone to gun shows in many states for lots of years. There are some venues that use whatever LE group on site for security as sort of Loss Prevention officers. Maybe that OSHP trooper was just doing as instructed, or got a bit overzealous.

Also, maybe three years ago at Westland, one of the C&E staffers mentioned that the venue had experienced several problems with attempts to spirit guns and such off tables and out the door. Hence the "This exit only with firearms" thing.

If your sarcasm is an indicator that you'd like me to stop posting on this thread, just say so.

No sarcasm intended. I've never been any good at humor. Sorry if I offended you.

You're correct in that the LEO could be doing as instructed. She may have been just curious and wanted to make conversation. Or it could have been a trap.


I'd have directed my sarcasm at said OSHP Officer. I generally leave gun shows empty handed...easy enough to see I'm not toting a gun or a gun sized package...so I'd have answered her with a question of my own..."Do I look like I'm carrying a gun?" :?
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