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Join the GUN SHOW PROTECTION UNION
The Shotgun News | Volume 55 - Issue 33 (page 219) | Ron Dickson

Posted on 12/05/2001 8:31:27 AM PST by Rockinfreakapotamus

20,000,000 (20 Million) people attend gun shows every year. 400,000 people attend every weekend! That's a Super Bowl and a World Series every weekend! And, you want to close us down? I wonder why?

The GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE is called the CONSTITUTION! We citizens of these United States have had the RIGHT to sell our own private property without the pre-approval of the United States Government for 225 years. Why now are they trying to take this right away from us?

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

We are organizing the GUN SHOW PROTECTION UNION to protect our constitutional rights to gather every weekend at GUN SHOWS, (TOWN HALL MEETINGS) to buy, sell or trade our own personal firearms to one another in our own State. The so-called loophole is the constitution. If we were doing anything illegal at thte 4000 gun shows every year, they would be arresting us by the THOUSANDS!!! We are not, that's why--We have the right under the second amendment and it says it shall not be infringed! No where in the Bill of Rights does it say we have to get permission to own a gun, or not be allowed to own a gun until the Federal Government gives its approval. The 1968 Gun Act states that individuals from the same state may make casual sales of guns, as long as they are not engaged in the gun business.

THE GUN SHOW PROTECTION UNION will consist of Gun Show Promoters, Gun Show Exhibitors, and Gun Show Attendees. This organization is a UNION in all aspects that make-up a Gun Show. For a Gun Show to exist, it takes all three components. One can not be without the other. We are in this together. We just need to march in the same direction.

THE GOALS OF THE GUN SHOW PROTECTION UNION ARE:


1. Every gun show promoter in the U.S. to join.
2. Every gun show exhibitor in the U.S. to join.
3. Every gun show attendee in the U.S. to join.
4. Largest gun lobby in the U.S. (20 million members).
5. Stop any further gun laws restricting gun shows.
6. Lobby to get face to face gun transfers at gun shows.
7. Lobby to get Federal Firearms License good anywhere in the US.
8. Purchase gun show insurance at lower cost per show.
9. Obtain liability insurance for gun show exhibitors.
10. Obtain high quality lobbyist.
11. Be able to help with legal counsel for gun shows that are challenged.

HOW WILL WE OBTAIN THESE GOALS AND AT WHAT EXPENSE?


1. Every gun show promoter will pay annual dues of $250.00
2. All exhibitors that set up at Gun Show Protection Union member shows
are required to join at an annual membership dues rate of $25.00. This
membership will be honored at all gun shows.
3. Exhibitors that choose not to join will be charged a higher table rate ($5).
4. Exhibitors will be able to obtain liability insurance while attending Gun Show
Protection Union shows at a small additional fee ($250,000 to $1,000,000 of liability).
5. Gun Show Promoters will issue and collect membership dues for the first year.
6. The general public or attendees will be charged $.10, $.25, $.50, $1.00 
membership fee at each show until we are on our feet.

This plan will work as long as we all stick together. THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! WE HAVE NO MORE TIME TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO DO OUR JOB. WE MUST PROTECT OUR OWN INTEREST NOW. GEORGE BUSH SAID HE WAS FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL GUNS SOLD AT GUN SHOWS. George Bush has never heard of the GUN SHOW PROTECTION UNION - yet!! We are the people who are responsible for George Bush being president. He must be told this fact loud and clear.

I look forward to your comments and ideas, to go forward with this plan. We do not have time for infighting. We must stand tall now and bicker later, or WE will never get anything done and by then we will be out of business!!!

I have taken on this task to defend an American pastime, called Gun Shows. Please give this idea a chance to work. We can not expect other organizations to do our job, such as the NRA. Isn't your livlihood or hobby worth $250, $25, or $1?? SURE IT IS!! WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!! For further information, (513) 523-3574

-RON DICKSON


TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunshows
I did an internet search on this new group and found nothing, so have keyboarded this recent The Shotgun News ad in here to FR so as to establish a search engine link. This "Gun Show Protection Union" ad appears on page 219 of TSN vol 55, issue 33. I think it's a great idea. You are encouraged to please bump and ping it around to give it some legs if you agree.
1 posted on 12/05/2001 8:31:28 AM PST by Rockinfreakapotamus
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To: fod; Free the USA; capt. norm; white trash redneck; sasquatch; Jolly Green; GunsareOK...
ping
2 posted on 12/05/2001 8:32:10 AM PST by Rockinfreakapotamus
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To: *bang_list
Excellent idea!
3 posted on 12/05/2001 8:34:00 AM PST by freedomcrusader
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To: Marine Inspector; Bommer; prophetic; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; Squantos; RebelDawg
ping
4 posted on 12/05/2001 8:36:00 AM PST by Rockinfreakapotamus
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To: All
Forgive me for interrupting your very important thoughts and profound wisdom, but we are in the midst of the most exciting fundraiser ever on FreeRepublic. I would hate for any of you to miss it!

Come visit us at Freepathon Holidays are Here Again: Let's Really Light Our Tree This Year - Thread 6

and be a part of something that is larger than all of us.

Alone, we are a voice crying in the wilderness. Together we are a force for positive action!

Don't be left out!

Be one who can someday say..................... "I was there when..................."

Thank you to everyone who has already come by and become a part!

5 posted on 12/05/2001 8:36:57 AM PST by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
pingbump!
6 posted on 12/05/2001 8:40:40 AM PST by Southside_bubba
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Sounds good to me!
7 posted on 12/05/2001 8:49:54 AM PST by ScreamingFist
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Thanks for the great post. I've always approached unions with suspicion because so many of them do not have the greater interests of the membership in mind when they negotiate. Some folks think unions are great. I'm gonna view this union with the usual scrutiny, even though their goals seem to be noble.

This is a great and critical cause. If the leadership is legit and passionate about the Second Amendment, I think it will be a force to be reckoned with. Thanks again for the post.

Callahan

8 posted on 12/05/2001 8:50:01 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
I will take a copy of this to the Gun show this weekend and see that the WAC is informed.
9 posted on 12/05/2001 9:03:39 AM PST by Free the USA
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Ugh, call it anything but a union.
10 posted on 12/05/2001 9:15:56 AM PST by cruiserman
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus; Mercuria; AnnaZ; TEXASPROUD
Uhmmmmmm ?!?!? As a certifiable gun nut I have supported every pro firearms organization on the planet pretty much. SAS/Liberty Belles/GOA/JPFO/RKBA/Texas State Rifle Association etc etc . I'm also a life member of NRA but I won't brag about that till they get rid of LBJ's poster boy for the 68 GCA.

I'll throw some cash at it.........

Stay Safe !

11 posted on 12/05/2001 9:21:47 AM PST by Squantos
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To: cruiserman
Yeah, call it a militia instead ;)
12 posted on 12/05/2001 9:35:15 AM PST by Britton J Wingfield
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
BUMP
13 posted on 12/05/2001 9:36:59 AM PST by Aurelius
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To: Dan from Michigan
Didn't see your name on here.
14 posted on 12/05/2001 9:41:19 AM PST by Aurelius
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Thanks for the Bump, it's a great idea.
15 posted on 12/05/2001 9:45:32 AM PST by Marine Inspector
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To: RebelDawg; fod
Now here is a good idea.
16 posted on 12/05/2001 9:46:42 AM PST by Marine Inspector
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
>> 7. Lobby to get Federal Firearms License good anywhere in the US.

FFL's should remain illegal. Juries need to be lobbied on the right of jury nulification, especially unconstitutional legislation.

"A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." - Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

17 posted on 12/05/2001 9:48:38 AM PST by TERMINATTOR
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
GUNSHOW BILL is not what they say.
18 posted on 12/05/2001 9:54:21 AM PST by Aurelius
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To: TERMINATTOR
FFL's?
FFL's?
We don't need no stinkin' FFL's!!!
19 posted on 12/05/2001 9:57:20 AM PST by Khepera
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
bump
20 posted on 12/05/2001 10:19:59 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Lobby to get Federal Firearms License good anywhere in the US.

I prefer no licenses, Federal or state, at all.

Unions negotiate.

The Second Amendment is non-negotiable.

21 posted on 12/05/2001 10:25:07 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Welcome back Harry.

Here are my Union Cards

Here is my most recent purchase. I haven't even had a chance to fire it yet. Mine is the Stainles Steel slide version though.

I won't clutter up the thread with pictures of the rest of the small collection, but I will tell you that Taurus fits my hand like they made it for my hand. Now if the Trigger didn't feel like I was dragging the tip of a stick through wet sand it would be perfect.

Little sister is holding my .357 revolver for me and then of course there are the usual hunting tools.

22 posted on 12/05/2001 11:21:37 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: Will_Kansas
See post #22 above for a picture of the Taurus 45 I was referring to.
23 posted on 12/05/2001 12:19:16 PM PST by Aurelius
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Sounds good, where do I sign up?
24 posted on 12/05/2001 1:02:13 PM PST by epow
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To: Aurelius
Are you planning on getting a PT145?
25 posted on 12/05/2001 3:27:18 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
The word UNION in the Gun Show Protection Union, is taken from the Federalist Papers of our founding fathers as they spoke of the UNION, not a LABOR UNION! Unless you are speaking to a Democrat and then it will be the largest union in the United States with 20 MILLION members! Ron Dickson is a gun show promoter and a former candidate for the U.S. Senate who ran against the turncoat Mike DeWine in the Republican primary last year. He created "NATIONAL GUN DAY!
26 posted on 12/05/2001 3:59:31 PM PST by Gun Show Protection Union
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To: Gun Show Protection Union
Judging from your screen name I assume you're speaking with some authority on this issue. That said, what are the risks of this new union turning out like the NRA? If you hadn't noticed, the NRA has been taking our (freely donated) money for years, only to sell us out at every turn.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the banding together of patriotic Americans in the fight for Second Amendment preservation. This is a good idea. I'm just tired of being sold out by Heston's NRA every time I turn around. It's getting old.

Call me sceptical.

27 posted on 12/05/2001 4:59:49 PM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Thanks for the ping!
28 posted on 12/05/2001 5:03:47 PM PST by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
I am a gun show promoter and the only interest the the GSPU has is protecting gun shows , period. All the effort will be for supporting GUN SHOWS, an American pastime. I have a lot at stake in this, I like my job, and I don't want to loose it. Catch my drift!!
29 posted on 12/05/2001 5:14:16 PM PST by Gun Show Protection Union
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To: Gun Show Protection Union
I see.
30 posted on 12/05/2001 5:23:05 PM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Gun Show Protection Union
There's a thread on this subject over at The Firing Line. It is located here. Maybe you'd like to start your own thread on it. Also, the The 1911 Forum would be an excellent place to post this news.

Regards,
Callahan

31 posted on 12/05/2001 5:28:04 PM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Glocktalk.com would be a good place to start a thread as well, if it hasn't been started already. As well, the AR-15 web site.

Union doesn't have to be a bad word. Remember, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect UNION..."

32 posted on 12/05/2001 5:35:57 PM PST by meyer
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To: meyer
I got to add, I know plenty of Union members that are both conservative (if not libertarian) and strong supporters of the second amendment. The Gun show Protection Union needs a web site.
33 posted on 12/05/2001 5:38:48 PM PST by meyer
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To: big ern
Yes indeed. From the reviews I have read it has what I consider ideal features. Size, capacity and safety. The only comparable sized semi-auto with that capacity (so far as I know)is the Glock, but I have a concern about safety. I understand that the Glock is "partially half cocked" and one is advised to holster it rather than carry it loose in a pocket - to prevent accidental discharge. Also, unlike Glocks and similar pistols - as I'm sure you know - in case of a misfire, one can pull the trigger again. In a way, I prefer a DOA revolver for both safety and quick response in case of misfire, but of course capacity is limited.
34 posted on 12/05/2001 5:40:51 PM PST by Aurelius
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To: meyer
"The Gun show Protection Union needs a web site."

That's a fact! Maybe they're setting one up now. Great suggestions, Glocktalk and AR15 forums. There's many more. Sig Sauer and CZ have discussion forums but I don't remember the URLs right offhand.

35 posted on 12/05/2001 5:43:21 PM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Britton J Wingfield
Yeah, call it a militia instead ;)

Unorganized militia, and you're on :).

36 posted on 12/05/2001 7:57:49 PM PST by cruiserman
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To: cruiserman
Ugh, call it anything but a union.

LinguaLefta: The Second Amendment Liberation Front, SALF.

37 posted on 12/05/2001 8:08:22 PM PST by elbucko
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Gun Show Promoter Runs for U.S. Senate in Ohio Ron Dickson has had it.

Regulations are so bad that he gave up running gun shows in his home state of Ohio.

As it is, he is one of the country's largest gun show promoters with just the shows he runs across the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Now the U.S. Senate, including Ohio Republican Senator Mike DeWine who voted in lockstep with New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer, has voted on legislation that would put gun shows out of business under the terms of the Lautenberg amendment to the Juvenile Justice Bill.

Dickson is running in the March 7, 2000 Republican primary against DeWine which only leaves five months to go. (12/7/01 - obviously and unfortunately he lost)

The Ronald Richard Dickson for U.S. Senator committee is located at P.O. Box 741, Oxford, OH 45056. The phone number is 1-513-523-3574.

Contact: Ron Dickson, Show Manager, P.O. Box 741, Oxford, OH 45056. Phone: (513)523-3574.

38 posted on 12/07/2001 6:45:03 AM PST by Rockinfreakapotamus
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
Where did you find that article?
39 posted on 12/10/2001 3:21:00 PM PST by Gun Show Protection Union
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To: Rockinfreakapotamus
bump
40 posted on 12/13/2001 7:56:08 PM PST by Hail Caesar
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