The ultimate in live blogging
At the Gun Rights Conference, right now I'm at the head table. David Kopel is speaking, I'm next up, Just before this adjusting the legal end of concerns from the hotel about open carry (legal in AZ, and the ability of a public facility has to provide lockers if it wants to restrict it). Probably some tourists got upset; you can guess the reaction of someone from NYC to seeing open carry with no one concerned.
Alan Gura had a great remark, a luncheon speaker. Understand, there are predictable stages of recovering from grief. Anger -- how could they have left us? Guilt over that. Denial -- just refuse to accept that happened. And finally acceptance -- it did happen, I can't change it.
His remark -- the other side is working their way thru the stages of grief. They started with denial, then anger, and we hope they someday reach acceptance.
Last speaker is John Monroe of Georgiacarry.org. Mentions they're a new group, have already brought 13 test cases, ten wins so far. Just took a loss in federal court. They sued Atlanta over an airport that forbade carry, over a statute that clearly includes airport common areas within its preemption.