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Thousands attend Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Ontario
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 01/05/13 | Andrew Edwards

Posted on 01/05/2013 5:37:42 PM PST by rottndog

The Crossroads of the West Gun Show attracted thousands of firearms enthusiasts to Ontario Convention Center today. The crowd was so large that officials slowed entry to the show to a virtual crawl during the show's early hours to avoid overcrowding the venue.

Crossroads of the West typically attracts about 7,000 visitors during its Ontario appearances, show owner Bob Templeton said. He expects double that amount this weekend.

The crowd, he said, is likely a reaction to expectations that Congress will at least give serious consideration to major gun control legislation this year. For example, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has proposed a new federal assault weapons ban that would outlaw more than 100 specific weapons and magazines that can carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition, among other provisions.

(more of the article at the link)

(Excerpt) Read more at dailybulletin.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; assaultweapons; banglist; barrycrying; california; dificrying; guncontrol; gunshow; secondamendment; socal; veepconfused
On my way to a PGR Mission at Ontario Airport this morning, I ran into absolute gridlock getting off the freeway....People going to(or trying to go to) the gun show....The show was so crowded the Fire Marshall showed up and had to limit entry. Great to see!!

BTW....Many thanks to Barack Obama, Diane Feinstein, Sarah Brady and the other gun grabbers....the BEST gun salespersons (gotta be PC) ever!

1 posted on 01/05/2013 5:37:53 PM PST by rottndog
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To: rottndog

With gun sales being what they are, I don’t think all of these people are buying guns just so they can turn them over to Barry and the ‘RATS.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 5:43:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: rottndog

There is a sizeable portion of the population of this country who probably don’t think “California” when we see the word Ontario.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 5:45:45 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: rottndog

So: Let me show my ignorance: How do you get a firearm bought in Ontario Canada Back into the U.S.?


4 posted on 01/05/2013 5:45:52 PM PST by Venturer
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To: rottndog

So Americans are crossing the border into Canada to buy guns, is that what you’re saying.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 5:46:03 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz; adventurer

Ontario, CA


6 posted on 01/05/2013 5:47:43 PM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: rottndog

Yes...this is Ontario, California.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 5:48:30 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: Ciexyz; Venturer

Evidently, there is another Ontario that is so important, they don’t even have to put the word “California” after it. We are supposed to know automatically that that is the one they mean.


8 posted on 01/05/2013 5:49:02 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
There is a sizeable portion of the population of this country who probably don’t think “California” when we see the word Ontario.

That was my first thought...Canada? Well; about damn time!

9 posted on 01/05/2013 5:49:05 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Venturer

Ontario, CA


10 posted on 01/05/2013 5:49:06 PM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: rottndog

I thought my son missed a good gun show - he would have been very annoyed. Then I looked up the Ontario Convention Centre.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 5:51:12 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Venturer

Was gonna say...if I heard of a few C1A1s or Inglis Hi-Powers successfully crossing the border to a new life in the States, I’d have lit up a cigar!


12 posted on 01/05/2013 5:51:28 PM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: All
With apologies to my Canadian brethren, I figured anyone who bothered to read the article at the link might take a hint....



13 posted on 01/05/2013 5:56:27 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: sonofagun
"Ontario, CA"

Ah, Ontario, CA. Thanks. CA is the country code for Canada, so we know that you're talking about Canada. ;-)


14 posted on 01/05/2013 6:00:14 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Venturer

Ontario Califunny. About 40 miles East of Lost Angeles.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 6:04:10 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: familyop
Ah, Ontario, CA. Thanks. CA is the country code for Canada, so we know that you're talking about Canada. ;-)

I'm tired, it's late.

I didn't preview.

Distracted by my wife.

I'm 62 years old and am flirting with senility.

My dog was barking.

Ontario, CA, USA.

;^)

16 posted on 01/05/2013 6:14:27 PM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: rottndog

I was there! Wild! But great deals all around! Prices were fair and I saw no price gouging. Fineswine can only hope on any ban. All must contact their Congress Critters to cut this off at the knees. The NRA booth signed up hundreds!


17 posted on 01/05/2013 6:20:39 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: TaMoDee

I had thought about going back to the Gun show after the mission, but I heard about the Fire Marshall’s restrictions on the radio and decided not to. Probably the same tomorrow.

I’ll wait until Crossroads comes back to Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA, USA.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 6:32:14 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

BTTT


19 posted on 01/05/2013 6:33:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: passionfruit

Ontario
California

Ontario is a city located in south west San Bernardino County, California, United States, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Wikipedia

Area:
49.9 sq miles (129.2 km²)

Founded:
1891

Weather:
56°F (13°C), Wind SW at 4 mph (6 km/h), 42% Humidity

Local time:
Saturday 6:24 PM



20 posted on 01/05/2013 6:35:29 PM PST by Bratch
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To: rottndog

21 posted on 01/05/2013 6:42:38 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ¬ó Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker
Hehehe....can I steal borrow that?
22 posted on 01/05/2013 6:44:37 PM PST by rottndog (Be prepared....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: rottndog

Hubby tried to go to gunshow in Marietta, GA early this morning. There were no parking spaces and the line to get in snaked around the bldg and had at least a 2 hour wait.

He ended up just coming back home.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 6:44:58 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: sonofagun

“Ontario, CA”

Lol People who didn’t get it already are going to think CA is an abbreviation for Canada


24 posted on 01/05/2013 6:47:06 PM PST by Figment
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To: rottndog

Some people don’t visit the link if the article didn’t need to be excerpted in the first place.


25 posted on 01/05/2013 6:49:24 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ¬ó Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Ontario Canada is a province, a good sized one at that. One should be able to deduce from the story that a city is the subject


26 posted on 01/05/2013 6:49:36 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

funny.

Then there is London, Ontario which is another source of confusion.


27 posted on 01/05/2013 6:51:22 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: sonofagun

LOL! I’m 63 and use the same spiel.


28 posted on 01/05/2013 6:51:59 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: rottndog

Absolutely.

He has made me buy more and different kinds of guns than I ever would have guessed.


29 posted on 01/05/2013 6:55:36 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ¬ó Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: steve86

If it’s any consolation to the Canadians, folks in the USA know even less about Mexican States. I almost said Americans, but all three countries are North American


30 posted on 01/05/2013 6:57:43 PM PST by Figment
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To: rottndog

I went to a local gun show today and was shocked at the prices. Especially on AK’s and AR’s. What used to be cheap AK’s are not $1700. Supply and demand. Big demand!

One AR-15 I had that was a LEO model we bought a few years back for $350 was $3,000.


31 posted on 01/05/2013 7:04:54 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: rottndog

I haven’t seen any comments regarding the ammunition backlog we had a couple of years ago. Remember when they couldn’t keep it stocked. People were lining up at the doors to buy everything delivered. Same thing here except there are real indications that something is in the works to thwart gun ownership.


32 posted on 01/05/2013 7:50:13 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: Past Your Eyes
There is a sizeable portion of the population of this country who probably don’t think “California” when we see the word Ontario.

I think "Oregon," but then again I live in the Treasure Valley. Ontario is that town just across the Snake from Payette.

33 posted on 01/05/2013 8:41:23 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: PatriotCause

I guess it would depend on what you are trying to buy, but I haven’t heard of any shortages here. People can get what they want, either at local gunstores, mail order, or by waiting for good deals at the gun shows.

It used to be that when I went to the show, I would walk around and check different vendors’ prices, and then go back later to who I wanted to buy from. Now, it’s quite common for individual people to be buying bulk—several cases of ammo at a time, several dollies full of cases, so much so that when you find what you need, you have to buy it right then. But vendors seem to be well stocked.

Fun to sit out by the show entrance and watch people roll out loads and loads of bullets. Really does put a smile on my face. The gun grabbers have NO idea what they are up against.


34 posted on 01/05/2013 9:54:07 PM PST by rottndog (Be prepared....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Yeah: I never heard of it.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 3:46:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I’m glad I didn’t go over there. Thanks for confirming my good judgement.


36 posted on 01/06/2013 3:56:03 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I’m glad I didn’t go over there. Thanks for confirming my good judgement.


37 posted on 01/06/2013 3:56:07 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: rottndog
Crossroads of the West, Jan. 5 2013, Ontario CALIFORNIA, USA
38 posted on 01/06/2013 3:50:44 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker.)
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To: All
Big business expected at Ontario weekend gun show (TV News Report)
39 posted on 01/06/2013 3:56:37 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker.)
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Ontario Gun Show Draws Thousands Looking to Stock Up, Send a Message (NBC Channel 4 Los Angeles)
40 posted on 01/07/2013 12:50:47 AM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker.)
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