I was looking at the website for Crossroads of the West, which claims to attract more visitiors then any other gun show in america. They seem to put on shows in three states- Nevada, Arizona, and California. The first two of which have, shall we say, very liberal laws on guns and concealed carry.
And I was rather surprised to find that they explicitly prohibit carrying of loaded firearms or magazines in the show. After all- we are talking about a gathering of gun enthusiasts. With an unusually high number of people legally permitted to carry loaded weapons. And an unusually high percentage of NRA members (indeed- you get $10 off admission just joining the NRA).
So I find it rather ironic, or more to the point, hypocritical, that the very people who support the push to allow loaded weapons in schools, bars, national parks,…well. pretty much everywhere- choose to themselves bar loaded weapons among a gathering of their own.