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A month after Newtown: Massive gun show (The SHOT Show)
CNN Money ^ | January 15, 2013 | Aaron Smith

Posted on 01/15/2013 10:16:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

One of the biggest gun industry trade shows in America starts in Las Vegas on Tuesday, as President Obama considers proposals from Vice President Joseph Biden's task force on gun violence one month after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

The SHOT Show, which stands for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade, runs from Jan. 15 to Jan. 18 and is operated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry group that is based in Newtown.

The annual event is open only to members of the industry and not to the general public. It's being held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center for the sixth year in a row and features 1,600 exhibitors, according to the NSSF. Last year 60,000 people attended the show.

"This is where all the manufacturers meet with all the distributors and retailers," said Robert Templeton, president of the National Association of Arms Shows. Likely participants include small gun shop owners and major retailers like Cabela's (CAB) and Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS, Fortune 500), as well as weapons makers like Smith & Wesson Holding Co (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger & Co (RGR).

The SHOT show is taking place at a politically contentious time for guns in America. Biden's gun violence task force is submitting 19 proposals to Obama, a member of Congress told CNN. They include an assault weapon ban, a cap on magazine capacity and more stringent background checks for gun buyers, and will be made public by the President on Wednesday.

On Monday, the New York State Senate approved a gun control package championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. The state Assembly is expected to vote Tuesday on the bill, which would strengthen New York's already strict gun laws...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Outdoors; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunshow; lasvegas; nevada; secondamendment
Ooooh, evil guns!
1 posted on 01/15/2013 10:16:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I seriously doubt there will be a gun related mass attack incident at the Shot Show. Anyone wish to make a bet otherwise?


2 posted on 01/15/2013 10:24:52 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ooooh, evil guns!

Yeah!
Let's see'em!

3 posted on 01/15/2013 10:26:23 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Yup. A super-duper massacre. This time there will be more actor-parents laughing before the cameras roll that their fictitious daughter “died”..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfSfGR0J5yM


4 posted on 01/15/2013 10:35:39 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cabela’s and Dick's Sporting Goods both received letters from US Senator “Smuck” Schumer asking them to cease selling assault weapons. That letter was sent on Sunday.

Obozo has “Plugs” Biden running the show. What kind of results do you expect?

5 posted on 01/15/2013 10:55:29 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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Will Aaron Smith or CNN rail against Big Pharma
and it's psychoactive drugs used
by all the current mass murders ?

Will they also expose hollyweird
and the video game makers
for TRAINING mass murderers ??

The intersection of psychoactive drugs and
violent video games produce mass murderers !!


6 posted on 01/15/2013 11:19:35 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
"I seriously doubt there will be a gun related mass attack incident at the Shot Show. Anyone wish to make a bet otherwise?"

I pray there isn't but if there is such an idiot I'm gonna bet its the shortest mass shooting attempt in history.

I'd say 60 seconds max before there is massive armed response.

7 posted on 01/15/2013 11:27:22 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Maybe....since all of the guns there have had the firing pins removed. Essentially a gun-free zone...

At least that’s what they say on their website.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 11:53:50 AM PST by NOVACPA
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To: NOVACPA

That may be the case for all displayed / promotion materials, but somehow I don’t think Concealed Carry is included in that statement.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 11:57:27 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huge Gun Show at the AZ State Fair Grounds in Phoenix this weekend, 19-20 January. See’ya there.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 12:56:48 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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"...and Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS, Fortune 500),..."

LOL!


11 posted on 01/15/2013 1:28:55 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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The annual event is open only to members of the industry and not to the general public.... "This is where all the manufacturers meet with all the distributors and retailers,"...

The Pravda Media sickens me. There is more hysteria about guns than there ever was about the influence of Communists in the US trying to influence foreign policy and public opinion.

The Left is already trying to get blacklists of such meetings in "public" civic halls. Meanwhile Mary Manson can tear pages out of Christian Bibles while standing behind a pseudo Nazi podium and the Left cries censorship if you dare think it is inappropriate at civic owned theaters/arenas/stadiums.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 6:16:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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Hope the SHOT show attendance is record-breaking.

A bucketload of celebrities, from the A&E’s Duck Dynasty family through to NASCAR driver Jason White, will also be making an appearance this year. The show will also host legendary Vietnam War sniper Chuck Mawhinney, Medal of Honor recipient Jon Cavaiani, pro shooter Doug Koenig, country music singer Mark Wills and SEAL Team 3 sniper Chris Kyle.

13 posted on 01/16/2013 3:22:59 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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