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July 20, 2016
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Americas: Are You Prepared for Gun-Toting Attendees?


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If you plan meetings for the National Rifle Association, you may not bat an eye at the idea of allowing gun owners with permits to carry concealed weapons into your meeting space, as was the case at the NRA’s annual meeting in Louisville, Ky., in May. The only exceptions were in areas that fell under Secret Service jurisdiction, such as the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum, and in areas where alcohol was being served.

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The Secret Service put the kibosh on guns entirely at the Republican National Convention, being held this week in Cleveland, despite an intense lobbying effort by gun-rights devotees on Change.org and a generally firearm-friendly delegate group. “Only authorized law enforcement personnel working in conjunction with the Secret Service for a particular event may carry a firearm inside of the protected site,” said Secret Service spokesman K. Hoback in a statement earlier this year.

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