Skip to comments.“This is the Wild West”(At America's largest traveling gun show, ammo's cheap)
Posted on 09/17/2012 6:53:56 AM PDT by marktwain
Crossroads of the West bills itself as the biggest traveling gun show in America, a bastion for constitutional rights where freedom lovers can exchange weapons, ammunition and ideas. The 35-year-old company promotes events in four states Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah and last years shows drew more than 407,000 customers at up to $16 bucks a pop. Last weekend, Crossroads occupied the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, and although these expos swing through the area regularly, the parking lot filled up fast.
Theres a seasonal element to the high traffic. Monsoon thunderstorms have cooled the desert lately, and temperatures in the mid-80s draw folks outside before the mercury spikes back into the triple digits. But theres also a political element. Even by American standards, gun violence has been in the news a lot this year, and this show comes right on the heels of national political conventions where even if candidates didnt say much about guns party platforms revealed two very different interpretations of the Second Amendment. Theres a sense of urgency on the airwaves. Local talk radio pundit Steve Kates hosts the two-hour weekly show A Call to Rights on KFNX 1100, the independent talk station that broadcasts Don Imus and Mike Savage across the Valley of the Sun. Last Saturday, the show featured Crossroads owner Bomb Templeton as guest numero uno, advising listeners on the impact the November election could have on their constitutional rights. Between Templetons appearance, word of mouth, and advertisements plastered in bus stations and on billboards for miles, anyone who likes guns probably knows where to go for competitively priced ammo between football games this weekend.
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The writer, in this snarky article, is oblivious to the fact a lot of people don’t want Their neighborhoods turned into “Chicago”.
What is this about cheap ammo?
Leftists want to price out the middle class.
If this is the wild west its only because more and more Americans find themselves living in Injun territory.
You have to register. I am NOT registering at salon.com. Just reading stuff there makes me feel dirty.
You’re right about that. Democrats have shown us the kind of cities they produce if given a free hand - cities like Chicago, Detroit, Newark... I wonder why they don’t use those cities in political ads to showcase ‘dem ideas in action’ or some such thing...
They always claim that this would not have happened if they just had more power. More power to keep taxpayers chained to the cities, more power to prevent businesses from moving out, more power to regulate, tax, and destroy.
Well... I added the "destroy" bit.
I believe the BIGGEST gun show in the US is now the Wanenmacher show in Tulsa, OK. They have a Spring and a fall show.
3500 tables! My mistake it is now 4100 tables!
LOL - I kind of suspected you might have thrown that in... Good one, mark.
We know why the dems don't use them. But, it's curious that the GOP doesn't use those cities in political ads to showcase 'dem ideas in action'.
Well, not curious to me...
There are others, who like me love the smell of Hoppe’s # 9 in the morning?
Well of course. Cash is untraceable. Just like guns bought at private sales. And that's the way I like it.