Skip to comments.Travis County Texas Holding Saxet Gun Show Hostage (Austin)
Posted on 01/07/2014 5:14:03 PM PST by marktwain
Houston, Tx --(Ammoland.com)- Todd Beiters Saxet Gun Shows have been held in the Austin area for over 20 years.
Beiters shows are well-run and well-attended. For the last several years Beiter has contracted with Travis County to use the Exposition Center, on the eastern out-skirts of Austin, and the only suitable facility in the area.
Earlier this year, Travis County sought to force Saxet to require NICS checks on all gun sales and transfers including private sales. The majority of the table vendors, more than 90%, have an FFL and use NICS.
Uniformed off-duty law enforcement at the doors, provide security and also inspect and cable-tie all firearms brought for sale by vendors or attendees. Todd runs a good business and a tight-ship when it comes to safety and following all state and federal laws.
We reported earlier year that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott tweeted that the city of Austin and Travis County could expect a double-barrel lawsuit if they pursued their threats on Saxet Gun Shows. This was because the County sought to break an existing contract with the promoter.
Now its time for a new contract with Travis County and the county is again attempting to broaden the requirements for private sales.
Commissioners offered Todd a contract last fall, which he signed. Then commissioners decided to open the discussion to the public. Todd is being pressed to require all gun transfers and sales within his event to submit to a NICS check. This would include those who walk-in with a firearm and sell to another attendee in the aisle.
This is not required by federal law, this is not required state law and the only person who could be punished for failing to comply with this requirement would be Todd Beiter, the promoter. He could lose his contract and thereby his business if someone simply refuses to comply.
Todd Beiter, Saxet Gun Shows, refuses Travis Countys demands.
Austin and Travis County Seek to Make Gun Laws
As we reported earlier:
An advocacy group wanting the county to put rules in place that will require anyone selling fire arms at gun shows to do background checks on potential buyers. Francis Shankin with Texas Gun Sense says many commercial sellers at the events already do them but some vendors dont bother. going inside the arena to do their selling.
The allegation above is unfounded and untrue as Saxet Shows have more than adequate security in the parking lot as well as in the show.
Attend the Tuesday Morning Commissioners Court Meeting and Be Heard!
Remind the Commissioners Court that Todd Beiter is a good tenant who obeys all federal and state law. Dont let Austin take the lead!
Samuel Brisco, County Judge Ron Davis, Pct. 1 Bruce Todd, Pct. 2 Gerald Daugherty, Pct.3 Margaret Gomez, Pct.4
Use the links above to email Travis County Commissioners. For more information on Travis County use this link.
The Commissioners Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the Commissioners Courtroom on the 1st floor of the Travis County Administration Building, located at 700 Lavaca Street in Austin.
If you care about the future of gun shows in Austin, please make plans to attend and urge Commissioners to renew the contract with Saxet, with no ineffective gun control strings attached. Talking points are provided below on how and why restrictions on private transfers will do nothing to reduce crime.
Dont let Austin be the first! We need your help. Keep the Faith Alice Tripp
I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but this sentence makes it sound as though the Commissioners are trying to renege on the previously agreed-to contract.
Austin gets over 100k in annual revenue from the Saxet Gun Show. Let the fools lose it. Saxet will just move outside of Austin and thrive somewhere else.
The Nazis of Travis County have political power and they intend to wield it. The law be damned. Tell me how any of this would like stopped these left wing lunatics from committing mass murder. Nothing, of course, but it’s not about preventing mass murder, is it?
I need more coffee.
I distinctly read, “Travis County Texas Holding SEXY Gun Show Hostage”...
Bunch of San Francisco wannabes.
So how did it play out?
It should be noted the name used to be the Texas Gun Show, but someone forced them to change it, so he reversed the spelling.
Interesting. I didn’t know that. What was the crime in calling it the Texas Gun Show?
San Francisco wannabes with mesquite wood flooring and Texas limestone ranch houses. Very cool and very expensive.
I can’t remember exactly. I just remember everybody being disgusted by it. Like this idiocy with Travis Co.
From the TEXAS Declaration of Independence from Mexico..
It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.
THE RIGHTFUL PROPERTY OF FREEMEN! Even Texas understood it, so what is up with Austin!
I like your title better...
Kinda neat for me. I do not go into Austin unless there might be contempt of court or some such. Hate the traffic. So this gun show could be about 20 miles from me soon or 50 miles looping around Austin to the south. Like the SAXET Texas spelling thing.
It’s Austin. Best to let them breach the contract and move it 50 miles away (outside downtown and suburbs of Austin). There is no way to win as they will simply change the rules and judges/juries are bought and sold there.
Not as expensive as a ranch house with mesquite wood flooring and Texas Limestone would be in San Fran.
As with any state capitol, it's the gravitational pull for liberals to the Govt tit. Name a state capitol that's not a liberal hot bed. Conservatives build their wealth on their own or just want to be left alone to raise a family. Libs steal their wealth thru the state and then use the power that comes with it. CONTROL is their obsession!
There are already gun shows in nearly every community that is 50 miles away from Austin.
Belton, San Antonio and others have their own gun shows. Austin is a pretty big gun market (in spite of the city council's preferences) and you wouldn't want to force your customers to drive 50 miles to do business with you.
Get a copy of The Death of Common Sense. The commissioners are trying to absolve themselves of responsibility by dragging their feet. There’s no reason to open the contract up to public opinion. The commissioners don’t have the balls to pass a law themselves. That would be illegal.
Instead they’re using a bureaucratic process outwardly on the pretense of being fair by giving the public a chance to piss and moan to stick it to the promoter.
Second amendment supporters in the area need to swamp that meeting.
I think when Darwin Boedecker split from the organization he capitalized on a lack of legal protection and trademarked the “Texas Gun Show” name and he is still using it.
Gus is the founder of present day Saxet and the power behind the throne.
“Bunch of San Francisco wannabes.”
How so? You might want to catch a flight out next week for one of the biggest gun shows in the country, which starts on 1/11/14 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
To quote Sheriff Buford T. Justus, Austin is a Tick Turd!