I've made phone calls and sent emails in the last couple weeks as the Thunder over Louisville page and the city pages about it said "No guns allowed anywhere in the event area (roadwise, this is Main to the Ohio river North to South, Clay to 10th East to West). FINALLY as of today LMPD came through on the guns issue for Thunder. They clarified that the only place where legally concealed firearms would not be permitted would be INSIDE the beer tents, and that those areas would be correctly posted, as required. They stated that concealed carry by persons with legitimate CCDW permits would be allowed on the Great Lawn and other open areas, in accordance with Kentucky statutes. The Kentucky Derby Festival web site still says no guns are allowed anywhere between Main and the river and between clay and 10th, but for the time being this is a very significant victory for us. In the past, Louisville's city government simply ignored any attempts to reverse their discriminatory policy. Now, they announced this too late for me to make plans to go, but next year, I might spend some cash at Thunder since I can now go without expecting to be the 'test case' for the event area gun ban the city was attempting to implement every year (according to their published plans). This is a good thing. The more often that we stand up for our rights the less likely we are to lose them through inaction.