Seeing as the presidential candidates (and their Secret Service friends) are addressing attendees here, when entering the hall where the speakers were speaking yesterday the security detail completely disarmed the entire crowd. We’re talking full TSA-style restrictions here, but unlike being at the airport you get your stuff back when you leave. They had three long tables full of knives and other “dangerous” items at the door waiting for their owners to come back, and it struck me like new dads looking in at the nursery.
There were tags to identify which blade belonged to which OFWG (no offence, there), but even so you needed to identify your own knife and then the security people would verify your claim check and hand it over. It all seemed like it was thrown together at the last minute, and somewhat counter to the whole NRA vibe.