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Travis County Texas Holding Saxet Gun Show Hostage (Austin)
Ammoland ^ | 6 January, 2014 | Alice Tripp

Posted on 01/07/2014 5:14:03 PM PST by marktwain

Houston, Tx --(Ammoland.com)- Todd Beiter’s Saxet Gun Shows have been held in the Austin area for over 20 years.

Beiter’s 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 it’s 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 County’s 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 don’t 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 Commissioner’s Court that Todd Beiter is a good tenant who obeys all federal and state law. Don’t 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.

Don’t let Austin be the first! We need your help. Keep the Faith Alice Tripp


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; traviscounty; tx
This is a day late, but thought it would be of interest.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 5:14:04 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Commissioners offered Todd a contract last fall, which he signed. Then commissioners decided to open the “discussion” to the public.

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.

2 posted on 01/07/2014 5:20:20 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: marktwain

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.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 5:20:22 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: marktwain

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?


4 posted on 01/07/2014 5:21:44 PM PST by centurion316
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To: marktwain

I need more coffee.

I distinctly read, “Travis County Texas Holding SEXY Gun Show Hostage”...


5 posted on 01/07/2014 5:22:40 PM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: centurion316

Bunch of San Francisco wannabes.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 5:24:41 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: marktwain
This is a day late, but thought it would be of interest

So how did it play out?
Any idea?

7 posted on 01/07/2014 5:24:55 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: TADSLOS

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.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 5:26:56 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Interesting. I didn’t know that. What was the crime in calling it the Texas Gun Show?


9 posted on 01/07/2014 5:28:28 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

San Francisco wannabes with mesquite wood flooring and Texas limestone ranch houses. Very cool and very expensive.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 5:30:00 PM PST by centurion316
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To: TADSLOS

I can’t remember exactly. I just remember everybody being disgusted by it. Like this idiocy with Travis Co.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 5:32:10 PM PST by txhurl
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To: marktwain

From the TEXAS Declaration of Independence from Mexico..

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/texdec.asp

“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!


12 posted on 01/07/2014 5:32:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Old Sarge

I like your title better...


13 posted on 01/07/2014 5:35:12 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

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.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 5:43:07 PM PST by nomorelurker
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To: marktwain

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.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 6:45:27 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: centurion316
San Francisco wannabes with mesquite wood flooring and Texas limestone ranch houses. Very cool and very expensive.

Not as expensive as a ranch house with mesquite wood flooring and Texas Limestone would be in San Fran.

16 posted on 01/07/2014 7:14:39 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Even Texas understood it, so what is up with Austin!

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!

17 posted on 01/07/2014 7:17:39 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Best to let them breach the contract and move it 50 miles away

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.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 7:25:26 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Arm_Bears

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.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 7:27:19 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: txhurl
“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.”

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.

20 posted on 01/07/2014 7:49:56 PM PST by ReconViper 1
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To: TADSLOS

“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!

http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com


21 posted on 01/07/2014 8:06:15 PM PST by vette6387
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