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  • Racial integration lives at a Southern gun show: A gun show exemplifies the best of America, with people of all races gathering to celebrate their Second Amendment rights.

    02/22/2021 6:51:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    I attended a gun show this weekend. Normally, my social activities aren’t worthy of note but this one is because the show spoke so perfectly to who we really are as Americans – and we are not the racist, hate-filled, stupid killers of leftist caricatures. To set the stage, I need to go back to the early-1980s, when a long-time friend of mine confessed to me that he was gay. I wasn’t surprised, having figured out the truth years before. I then told him my greatest fear about his being gay, which was that I would lose him to the...
  • VA: Gun Shop and John Crump Sue Gov. Northam over Nations Gun Show

    11/20/2020 3:18:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 18 November, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image screenshot from The Nations Gun Show website, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten Showmasters, who run the Nations Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia; John Crump; and Sonny's Guns and Transfers, who frequently utilize the show, have filed a lawsuit against Governor Northam and M. Norman Oliver as the State Health Commissioner, in order to prevent their shutting down one of the largest gun shows in the nation next weekend, 20, 21 and 22 November 2020.The restrictions were issued on Friday, 13 November, becoming effective on 16 November. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, 17 November. The Nations Gun Show...
  • Unregulated Gun Shows Save Lives (Peer Reviewed Study)

    03/08/2020 3:01:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Courtesy Dean Weingarten In a paper published in 2008, comparing highly regulated Californian gun shows with relatively unregulated Texas gun shows, there was no statistical difference in suicide rates, or in homicide rates in California. The Texas gun shows, with far less regulation, showed a statistically significant drop in the homicide rate. From the study, on page 4: “But our results provide little evidence of a gun show-induced increase in mortality in Texas. In fact, we find that in the two weeks following a gun show, the average number of gun homicides declines in the area surrounding the gun...
  • Protesters out-numbered by thousands attending gun show in Pembroke Pines

    08/11/2019 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 8/10/19 | Wayne K Roustan
    While about three dozen gun-control supporters were protesting against the Florida Gun Show in Pembroke Pines on Saturday, thousands of people were inside the City Center shopping, taking permit courses, joining the NRA and registering to vote.
  • Greensboro City Council considers canceling annual Gun and Knife Show

    03/09/2018 4:14:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/08/18
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Council members are considering canceling the annual Gun and Knife Show in light of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn told NBC affiliate WXII that the entire City Council is in support of canceling the show, scheduled for Aug. 25 through Aug. 26 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Vaughn, who describes herself as a gun owner, said the idea came about in response to a conversation she had with her daughter, a high school student, about the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead. “As a council, we thought...
  • Gun show ban proposed for Santa Clara County fairgrounds [California]

    03/04/2018 6:20:37 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | March 4, 2018 | John Woolfolk
    Amid heightened concerns about firearms in the wake of last month’s Parkland, Florida, high school shooting massacre, Santa Clara County officials are taking another look at banning gun shows from the county fairgrounds. The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds currently hosts two gun shows a year. But county Supervisor Ken Yeager said gun shows conflict with the county’s mission of “promoting the health and well-being of our residents” and have drawn complaints from residents. “More and more often, I am getting approached by people who tell me how disturbed they are when they see billboards or signs advertising gun shows at...
  • Florida Gun Show Witnesses Record Attendance amid Dem Gun Control Push

    02/26/2018 10:47:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    The Florida Gun Show witnessed record attendance Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The record attendance comes as Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) push more gun control for gun shows. Other Democrats, like Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), are pushing an “assault weapons” ban, a bump stock ban, and universal background checks, among other controls. The public response to the gun control push was a record turnout at the Florida Gun Show. WTSP reports “almost 7,000” people attended the show Saturday, and they expected even more people to attend on Sunday. Gun show manager George Fernandez said he...
  • Gays Against Guns plans second protest of Pennsylvania gun show (VIDEO)

    08/11/2017 3:10:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | Aug. 9, 2017 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns will crash a gun show in Pennsylvania this weekend for the second time in less than a month as the gun control advocacy group experiments with new forms of protest in its second year of existence. The group, founded in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting last year, will hold a demonstration outside the Split Rock Gun Show scheduled for Saturday in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. Some protesters will wear a white veil and carry photos of local victims of gun violence, while others will hand out informational fliers containing statistics about gun-related deaths. “We are...
  • Kansas Gun Show Vendors Outnumber Protesters 20 to 1

    07/25/2016 4:59:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A gun show in Wichita, Kansas, showed the disparity in Second Amendment supporters to those who seek a disarmed population.  On the Saturday morning of 16th  July, there were over 20 *vendors* who had rented tables for every protester.  There were over a hundred vendors and five, as pictured above, protesters.  From WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Inside Century II Expo Hall today was a gun and knife show with more than 100 vendors selling firearms, knives and accessories. Outside Century II, the Wichita Coalition Against Gun Violence held a vigil for those who have lost their lives in...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Debunking the "Gun Show Loophole" Myth By TRYING to Buy Automatics With No...

    01/27/2016 4:27:25 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 46 replies ^ | 01/27/2016 | Steven Crowder
    If you’re a leftist who believes other leftists, it’s probable you think guns (even fully automatic ones) can easily be purchased without a background check. You hold this notion for a simple reason: your leftist leaders in political circles reaching as high as the White House, say such silly things as “Guns are easier to buy than books.” A myth which is as true as receiving a college scholarship from the tooth fairy. To prove how wrong leftists are about guns, we took a hidden camera to gun shows and gun dealers. We tried weaseling through the “gun show loophole”...
  • Bay Area Gun Show Draws a Crowd

    01/10/2016 3:34:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 9, 2016
    The Crossroads of the West gun show is taking place at the Cow Palace in Daly City this weekend, where founder and owner Bob Templeton has plans to speak to the crowd about gun ownership and the executive orders President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.Saturday's event drew thousands of people, according to San Jose Mercury News, and thousands more are expected to pour in for Sunday's show. Last year, more than half a million people attended Crossroads events, the newspaper reported. In addition to founding Crossroads with his wife in 1975, Templeton is also the current president of the National Association...
  • Free .22 Ammunition at Gun Show, 2015

    11/21/2015 7:16:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the first gun show of the season in Yuma.  I paid $60 to rent a table and give away free .22 ammunition.  I have more than I will likely shoot in my lifetime, purchased when the prices were much lower.I could sell it, but the Bible says that generosity is a virtue.  I am curious about human nature. and the lingering lack of .22 on store shelves prompted me to give away some bulk Remington golden bullets.   I used the event to promote the blog where I do most of my writing, Gun Watch. I gave away...
  • 2 injured when man accidentally fires rifle at gun show

    11/03/2015 4:31:13 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 29 replies
    GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) — Two men were injured at an Idaho gun show Saturday morning after a vendor from Washington state accidentally fired a rifle, Ada County Sheriff’s officials said.
  • Washington, State of, Initiative Measure No. 594 filed June 17, 2013

    10/27/2014 9:32:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Washington, State of; Secretary of State ^ | filed June 17, 2013 | WA BILL REQUEST - CODE REVISER'S OFFICE
    Initiative Measure No. 594 filed June 17, 2013 AN ACT Relating to requiring criminal and public safety background checks for gun sales and transfers; amending RCW 9.41.010, 9.41.090, 9.41.122, 9.41.124, and 82.12.040; adding new sections to chapter 9.41 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.08 RCW; creating a new section; and prescribing penalties.
  • Christian School Raffle at Gun Show

    03/11/2014 6:27:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This christian school was raffling off a number of guns and other prizes.  It was pleasant to see a school that was not caught up in the government enforced anti-second amendment indoctrination that has been common since the Clinton regime. While the top two prizes were either a vacation or a diamond ring, six of the 12 prizes were firearms, from a Tikka T3 in 300WSM to a Henry .22.   I bought a ticket on general principles, because I support independent schools and because rewarding good behavior brings more of it. This sort of cultural activity is exactly why...
  • Report: Gun show may be canceled over George Zimmerman appearance

    03/07/2014 3:26:08 PM PST · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Mar 7, 2014
    An Orlando gun show may be canceled because the venue, Majestic Event Center, does not want Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman to attend, is reporting.
  • Free .22 Ammo at Gun Show

    03/03/2014 5:07:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As I observed the scarcity of .22 ammunition over the last year, and considered the largess that I had accumulated over the previous decades, I considered what to do with it.   I had more .22 ammunition than I would likely shoot over the course of my remaining life.   I shoot less and write more these days. I could sell it.  Prices are high.  But, my church has reminded me that generosity is a virtue.  I decided to give some of it away.   The problem is that people do not value what they get for free.   I wasn't willing to...
  • Girl Scouts at Gun Show

    03/02/2014 7:12:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Girl Scouts at Gun Show It was nice to see these enterprising girl scouts at the local gun show in Yuma, Arizona.   They were quite busy, and sold a lot of product.  Their table was next the the AZCDL table where I was busy giving away free .22 ammunition.  A good time was had by all. People at gun shows tend to be a standard deviation more responsible than the average American, who tends to outclass the world population in responsibility by a good bit.   Those who attend gun shows are very responsible and polite people, more educated than...
  • TX:Hostility to Constitution Costs Travis County

    02/27/2014 6:43:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Travis County, Texas, the home of the State Capitol, Austin, is one of the most "progressive" areas of the state.  The county commissioners have shown that they have no respect for constitutional rights, and would like to ban gun shows in the county if they could.   They attempted to use contract law to weasel around the limitations placed on them by federal and state law.  But, they have been a bit conflicted, because to do so would significantly reduce revenues to the County.   Their politically correct pandering has had a result, whether they desire it or not.  It has...
  • NRA runs it, but new outdoors show features much more than just guns

    02/08/2014 9:00:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | 2/6/14 | Andy Snyder
    That lousy groundhog has doomed us all. As much as I'd love to write about the top groundhog-hunting techniques, the hunting pressure would just force the meteorological marmot underground and doom us to an even longer, colder winter. Even if you wanted to brave the cold and the snow to get in the woods this week, there were days when it was downright dangerous. After weeks like this, I don't need to tell you it's been a harsh winter. That's bad news for the area's outdoors enthusiasts, but great news for the folks behind the Great American Outdoor Show, which...