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    Just a note... you all should know this already, but don't go telling others that you're carrying firearms around in a place like a casino. There are many reasons:

    1. casinos are jumpy about security and generally can give people a hard time

    2. casinos are full of drunks, people hard on their luck, broke, etc... guns are a quite a target for theft and/or hassle

    3. there are lots of distractions and other whatnot in a casino, no need to draw attention to yourself in any way, really.

    ... remember, kids, if a stranger asks what's in your rifle case, the smartest answer is always something to do with a musical instrument. guitar, keyboard, trombone, etc etc... it just keeps the John Q. Morons of Vegas from causing you grief.
    "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
    - Trent Reznor

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    Re: privacy and your firearms

    I was able to get security to check my case, giving them liability if it is lost or stolen (anything in your room is your responsibility outside of the small in room safe). Though it did take 25 minutes this morning getting it from security who lost the key to the cabinet they lock it in, and had to have maintenance cut it open.

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    • #3
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      it's a crime to lie to police, but not to private security... so i don't mind talking about the fact that we bold-faced a lot of un-truth to the Rio security for much of this stay.

      it started getting more and more hilarious as we just made up stories on the fly. one security guard walked right next to us as we pushed a cart with about three or four Pelican 1750 cases on it (at least one of which was OD Green) and asked "so, what's in there?"

      we immediately (and awesomely, without prior collusion or planning) all gave answers relating to musical instruments (keyboards mostly) and Nuclear Steve said "yeah, we're roadies with the band"

      the guard actually even then said "ok, just making sure they're not rifles or anything"

      another time someone actually asked to check and see since they "didn't believe" people were carting around musical items. the shooter in that instance pointed to the locks on the cases and said, "uhm, sadly, that's not possible." when pressed further, they responded, "heh, the band doesn't trust me with their stuff if it's not locked up."

      then another hacker nearby (possibly not even part of that circle of friends, i think) chimed in with, "yeah, just look at him... he's a recovering addict and still has a drinkin' problem, would you trust him around your custom Fender axe?" the guard laughed, agreed, and acquiesced.
      "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
      - Trent Reznor

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      • #4
        Re: privacy and your firearms

        "It's a percussion instrument."
        Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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        • #5
          Re: privacy and your firearms

          Bummed I couldn't make it to DC shoot this year, hope to be there next year. Thanks for the tips on firearm privacy, Ollam.

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