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  • Austin Police statement on banning private sales at Texas Gun Shows (BATF unilaterally posted)

    01/19/2010 10:41:42 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies · 1,855+ views
    Examiner ^ | January 19, 4:42 PM | David Codrea
    Reports were coming in from forums and elsewhere that the Austin PD and the BATFE have mandated no private sales will be allowed. Thing is, there is no federal or state law giving them this authority. So I asked them if the reports were true and how they could do this:
  • Family sues over boy's gun show death [ 8-year-old boy with Uzi submachine gun]

    11/10/2009 12:00:13 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 1,254+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 9
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The family of an 8-year-old boy who fatally shot himself at a gun show in western Massachusetts say the Uzi submachine gun jammed twice before he lost control of the weapon and fired into his head. The family of Christopher Bizilj (bah-SEEL') of Ashford, Conn., says in a civil lawsuit filed Friday that a 15-year-old instructor who cleared the gun and handed it back to the victim failed to provide proper guidance.....
  • Guns for sale: No background check needed(NV)

    10/30/2009 8:29:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies · 1,711+ views ^ | 29 October, 2009 | Husna Najand
    UNLV REBEL YELL 2009 click image to enlarge To capture the essence of a classic Socratic quandary, imagine this scenario: You know that the right thing to do is to return your friend’s gun to him or her if you have taken it. But should you return it if you know that person is mentally unstable and would use it against others? I’m betting that most people would say no, and with good reason. Even though the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, in reality, not everyone has the right to gun ownership – the background check is...
  • Buckeye Firearms Chairman Jim Irvine debates Bloomberg crony on gun show "loophole"

    10/28/2009 5:07:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 733+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 27 October, 2009 | Chad D. Baus
    On October 20, 2009, Buckeye Firearms Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on WCPN's (Clevland Public Radio) "The Sound of Ideas," hosted by Dan Moulthrop. In a typical display of your tax dollars at work on the "impartial" forum of National Public Radio (NPR), the opening half of the show was given solely to one of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cronies - John Feinblatt, the city's Criminal Justice Coordinator. The first words out of Feinblatt's mouth during that segment were provably false: "Everybody, at every level of law enforcement, federal, state and local has always known that the...
  • [Texas:]Luling gun dealer linked to Mexican drug cartel

    10/19/2009 11:00:43 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 676+ views
    KENS ^ | October 16, 2009 | Staff
    A 58-year-old Luling man will be keeping his nose clean for the next few years. Thursday Alfred Dwight Watkins was sentenced to ten months in federal prison for dealing firearms without a license. After his prison sentence he will be under supervised release for three additional years. The judge also ordered him to pay a $11,232 fine. Last August Watkins admitted to selling firearms at Austin and San Antonio gun shows even though his license had expired in 2003. According to authorities, Watkins admitted that in order to 'flip' more firearms he mislead customers by telling them they didn't need...
  • Editorial: Memo to the NRA: Lighten up a little (MA)

    09/29/2009 6:39:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 1,319+ views
    The Republican Editorials ^ | 28 September, 2009 | Staff
    Sometimes the National Rifle Association needs to know when it’s time to lighten up. It pains us to say that, because the NRA has fought hard to keep the state and federal governments from denying responsible, law-abiding Americans from possessing and enjoying guns. But the organization jerked the trigger recently when it targeted Easthampton Mayor Michael A. Tautznik and other Western Massachusetts mayors because they had the temerity to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national organization that works to deny irresponsible and criminal citizens from getting their hands on guns. It would take the logical skills of Aristotle to...
  • Political shootout over Cow Palace

    09/03/2009 8:05:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 429+ views
    sfexaminer ^ | 2 September, 2009 | Andrea Koskey
    SAN FRANCISCO — With the close of this year’s legislative session fast approaching, a bill that would ban gun shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City is expected to go before the state Assembly by Sept. 11. SB 585, authored by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, was approved in a 21-18 vote by the state Senate in June. The local community — the Cow Palace sits on the border of San Mateo County and San Francisco — doesn’t like the gun shows because they encourage illegal gun sales and violence, Leno told The Examiner. The location is near Sunnydale...
  • A sign of the fines(CA gun show)

    08/04/2009 7:28:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 816+ views
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | 3 August, 2009 | Chris Bone
    In a departure from its long-time complacence over illegal signs, the city recently fined a gun show promoter $4,600 for illegally tacking more than 40 posters around town. The move spurred complaints of selective and politically motivated enforcement, but city staff said it was just part of a new, "stepped up" effort. Gilroy's zoning laws bar "any off-site advertising signs" that are not on the same physical site as the business they are advertising. This includes those ubiquitous, rectangular, neon green, orange and red signs stapled to phone poles, fences and facades, often on properties lacking on-site supervision. The small,...
  • What's the big deal about background checks?

    04/28/2009 5:20:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies · 1,308+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 April, 2009 | Paul Valone
    Among comments to my last piece, “Lautenberg gun show bill as bad as expected,” several were from well-meaning gun owners who honestly questioned why S. 843 – ostensibly submitted to close the “gun show loophole” – is really so bad. A typical and knowledgeable comment went like this: “I am a very pro-gun person. I own a couple of rifles and I will never support any [‘assault weapon’ ban]. I don't even support the ‘86 [McClure-Volkmer] automatic ban. But background checks should be required for any and every sale. If that means transferring it at the dealer, then fine. "But...
  • Vanity: KC gun show, request for help/info

    04/25/2009 1:36:34 PM PDT · by wafflehouse · 237 replies · 3,570+ views
    Me | Today | Me
    Today and tomorrow, theres a pretty cool gun show going on here in Kansas City. I was thinking of buying an AR-15, but there are apparently a lot of options. What is the difference, CMMG, DPMS, Olympic, Bushmaster, Colt? Is there anything specific I should look for while comparing these? I was thinking of the .223 chambered variant because there is at least some of that ammo available here. CMMG, DPMS and Olympic are about the same, right at a grand.. Bushmaster is about 1200-1400 and Colt is just straight out of my price range, 1600-2000. Any helpful advice on...
  • Sales of guns, ammo still high

    03/13/2009 9:51:15 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 23 replies · 2,219+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 13 March 2009 | KELLY BOSTIAN
       Sales of guns, ammo still high by: KELLY BOSTIAN World Outdoors WriterFriday, March 13, 2009 3/13/2009 11:16:57 AM Correction: This story originally reported the wrong years when comparing the number of permit applications. The cutline incorrectly identified the .40 and .45 caliber bullets. The story and cutline have been corrected. Related Story: Liberals told to leave: An instructor for a hunter safety course orders Obama voters to get out of his class. Four months after the election of President Barack Obama, firearms and ammunition sales in Tulsa remain at a fever pitch. Popular self-protection ammunition is often sold...
  • Off-duty cop's pistol accidentally fires at gun show, injuring retired officer

    02/25/2009 6:55:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies · 1,992+ views ^ | 22 February, 2009 | Nick Ferraro
    A retired St. Paul police officer was wounded Saturday when a pistol belonging to an off-duty Minneapolis police officer accidentally discharged at a gun show. Both men were working security at the Minneapolis Gun Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center when the accident happened about 1:15 p.m., said Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Garcia. The semi-automatic pistol went off when the holster got caught on a chair that the Minneapolis officer was either leaning back on or getting off of, Garcia said. One bullet hit the floor and fragmented pieces struck the retired officer in the leg and hand, Garcia...
  • Man Struck In Accidental Shooting At Gun Show (MN)

    02/21/2009 5:17:22 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 109 replies · 2,484+ views ^ | 2/21/09 | John Lauritsen
    A Minnesota man is okay after being hit by bullet fragments after a security guard's gun accidentally discharged. The shooting has been ruled an accident, but it did involve an off-duty Minneapolis police officer. He was working as a security guard at the gun show, when police say his gun holster got caught and his gun went off. The bullet from his gun ricocheted off the floor and hit a retired St. Paul officer in the leg. Police say the retired officer was not working at the event and was there as a spectator. He was treated on the scene...
  • MN: The 'gun show loophole' myth rears its ugly head in Minnesota

    02/20/2009 4:03:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 1,524+ views
    Armed and Safe | 19 February, 2009 | 45superman
    I just talked about the "gun show loophole" myth yesterday, and now we're seeing such a bill in Minnesota. Gun control advocates are taking another stab at changing a state law that allows people to buy handguns and assault rifles without a background check from unlicensed dealers. One problem right from the get-go is that these "unlicensed dealers" aren't dealers at all, any more than someone who sells his used car is a car dealer, or someone who puts his house on the market is a real estate agent. A similar bill got nowhere in the legislature last year, but...
  • Freep a Poll!( background checks at gunshows? Virginia dem-o-rat wants to know!)

    02/02/2009 3:09:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies · 434+ views ^ | 2-2-09 | Dhimmicrat David englin
    Should Virginia law require background checks for firearms sales at gun shows? Yes. Close the gun show loophole, with no exceptions. Yes, but exempt antique guns and purchases by concealed handgun permit holders. No. Only licensed gun dealers should be required to perform background checks.
  • Personal Thoughts on attending a Gun Show

    01/28/2009 8:15:10 PM PST · by redhotright · 28 replies · 993+ views ^ | 2009-01-28 | Red-Hot Right
    This last Sunday my wife and I went to a local gun show. It was the first one we had attended, and we quite enjoyed ourselves. What made it more fun was that we went with some friends who are knowledgable about guns. Now when I say that they are "knowledgable" about guns, that's like saying that Rush Limbaugh knows a little something about radio. Or at least that's how I perceive them, because they have lots of guns including several class 3 weapons, of which one is a .50 caliber machine gun. So, yeah, they know a little something...
  • Police chief charged in boy’s Uzi death resigns (Update from previous threads)

    01/27/2009 4:31:58 PM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 7 replies · 711+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 27, 2009 | AP
    PELHAM — The Massachusetts police chief who is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the accidental shooting death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show has resigned. Pelham Chief Edward Fleury’s resignation was accepted on Monday by the Board of Selectmen, three months after 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj shot himself in the head with an Uzi during a Westfield gun fair. Fleury’s company, COP Firearms & Training, sponsored the event. He has pleaded not guilty.
  • Local view: Firearms prohibitionists take their meddling to people’s living rooms

    12/30/2008 4:35:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 1,315+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 28 December, 2008 | Russ Stewart
    A week before Minnesota’s firearm deer season I visited my 86-year-old father. He regaled me with an entertaining stream of tales from his 70 years as a deer hunter in the north woods. He lamented his failing eyesight and then rose from his ancient recliner and went to the closet where he keeps his guns. He took out a battered old case and handed it me. “I want you to have this.” A week before Minnesota’s firearm deer season I visited my 86-year-old father. He regaled me with an entertaining stream of tales from his 70 years as a deer...
  • Close the loophole

    12/27/2008 8:34:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 936+ views ^ | 26 December, 2008 | Digg
    Earlier this month, the Virginia State Crime Commission danced back from an opportunity to help reduce crime. It declined — let's hope temporarily — to recommend that the General Assembly close the gun-show loophole. Loophole? Gun-rights advocates never tire of arguing that there's no such thing. There is indeed. Federal and state law require that people buying guns from licensed dealers undergo background checks. It's the front line in the effort to make sure that those whom the state and nation believe shouldn't own guns — convicted felons, the mentally ill, abusive spouses, for example — can't buy them. But...
  • Looking for Gun Show Advice

    12/06/2008 9:23:38 PM PST · by ChocChipCookie · 25 replies · 1,569+ views
    December 6, 2008 | vanity
    My husband and I have never attended a gun show before, but we are going to one tomorrow. We would like to buy one or two guns from private parties, along with ammunition. How can we be sure we are paying a fair price? If we buy from an individual and pay cash, is there any way to make sure the gun is of good quality and that we're not getting ripped off? My husband already owns two guns and has had small arms training, but we've just never been to a gun show. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • Campaign debate centers on gun show rules

    10/16/2008 6:26:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 586+ views
    FORT WORTH — Gun shows are practically a Texas tradition. But now the issue of weapons sold at those shows has become a high caliber controversy in a Tarrant County state senate race. Since the early 1970s, the City of Fort Worth has leased facilities like the Will Rogers Memorial Center for gun shows. While serving on the city council in 2000, Wendy Davis proposed limiting who could sell guns at these shows. That controversy is now following her into the state Senate race. "She has a proven record of attempting to pass what we consider to be bad regulations,"...
  • Unregulated Gun Shows Reduce Homicide

    10/03/2008 5:18:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 1,426+ views
    Marktwain ^ | 3 October, 2008 | Marktwain
    Unregulated gun shows decrease homicide rates, according to results of a study announced Wednesday by the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The study, which compares gun shows that are heavily regulated to prevent private sales of firearms without government permission in California, with gun shows in Texas, where private sellers are freely able to transfer firearms. In heavily regulated California, no effect on homicides or suicides was found, except that about four suicides per year changed the method of suicide to firearms from something else. In Texas, the study found that the availability of gun...
  • Notes of a gun show debutante

    08/01/2008 5:25:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies · 326+ views
    Financial ^ | 1 August, 2008 | Clive Crook
    Clive Crook's blog: I went to my first gun show recently - part of my ongoing remedial education in American cultural literacy, which my (American) wife has lately taken in hand - and I have been turning the experience over in my mind these past few days. As a Brit, of course, I was conditioned to expect that the first time I saw an unholstered pistol would be when a mugger stuck one in my face. That is how it works in a civilised country. So for me it was passing strange to see many hundreds of pistols - not...
  • Stop Illegal Gun Sales

    04/22/2008 5:13:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies · 812+ views
    Harford Courant ^ | 21 April 2008 | Editorial
    Hartford police officers recovered about 400 illegally acquired firearms last year. Those weapons didn't pop up out of thin air. People who owned or had access to legal firearms either lost them or sold them to convicted criminals, the mentally ill and other people who were unauthorized to own guns. Many violent urban crimes and college campus shootings could be prevented if Congress would pass laws to impose foolproof methods of stopping legal guns from getting into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, efforts to pass such laws are often thwarted by the powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby on grounds that...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: The Cow Palace may be history

    02/28/2008 7:55:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 863+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/28/8 | Jonathan Curiel
    The Cow Palace has hosted some of the biggest musical acts in the past half-century, from the Beatles in 1964 to Metallica in 2004, and it was at the Daly City venue that John F. Kennedy gave his 1960 speech that first outlined his idea for the Peace Corps. Though it is one of the Bay Area's historic venues for concerts and events, the Cow Palace may soon go the way of other old structures - like New York's Polo Grounds and San Francisco's Playland at the Beach- that are torn down to make way for redevelopment. State Sen. Leland...
  • Thompson Woos Gun Rights Contingent

    11/25/2007 4:20:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 143+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 25, 2007 | Marc Santora
    LADSON, S.C., Nov. 24 — Joe McCormick, a burly man over six feet tall, a World War II-era Mauser rifle at his side, said he was frightened. “Giuliani scares me,” Mr. McCormick said of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. “What does a mayor of New York know about guns?” Fred D. Thompson, who was about 30 yards away — just past the “Confederate Cutlery” collection of knives, fingering an M-1 rifle at the Land of Sky Gun Show here Saturday — was more his kind of candidate. Mr....
  • Thompson Touts Gun Rights in S.C. [Fred Thompson in SC today}

    11/24/2007 1:44:15 PM PST · by W04Man · 20 replies · 132+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/24/07 | JIM DAVENPORT
    LADSON, S.C. (AP) — White House hopeful Fred Thompson called his trip down an aisle of rifles, shotguns and pistols at a gun show "a day in paradise," while criticizing his leading opponents for past positions on gun control and abortion. Talking to reporters later, Thompson singled out former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Giuliani "never met a gun-control bill he didn't like until he started to run for president and now I understand he very much approves of the Supreme Court taking jurisdiction of this Washington, D.C., case which most Second Amendment advocates...
  • (Fred) Thompson Strolls Through S.C. Gun Show ("It's a beautiful day in Paradise")

    11/24/2007 11:44:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 120 replies · 345+ views
    The Associated Press / Yahoo News ^ | November 24, 2007 | JIM DAVENPORT
    Thompson Strolls Through S.C. Gun Show By JIM DAVENPORT – 2 hours agoLADSON, S.C. (AP) — White House hopeful Fred Thompson called his trip down aisle of rifles, shotguns and pistols at a gun show "a day in paradise," and said he wished he could come back to spend more time and money.It was the former Tennessee senator and "Law and Order" actor's second trip to a gun show since launching his late bid for the GOP nomination in September.He reached out and picked up an old M-1 Garand rifle and raised an over-and-under Winchester shotgun suitable for the...
  • Justice not Just Miscarried, but Aborted

    10/31/2007 5:23:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Jews for the Protection of Firearms Ownership ^ | October 31, 2007 | L. Neil Smith
    The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads: "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." informs us that "infringe" means "to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress ... " and further refers us to _Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law_: "to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another." The latter specifically cites the Second Amendment as an example of the word's usage. The word "infringe" also carries a connotation of sneaking up,...
  • Hollidaysburg Man Killed When Machine Gun Discharges At Blair County Gun Show

    09/13/2007 10:37:09 PM PDT · by Screaming_Gerbil · 15 replies · 1,094+ views ^ | September 13, 2007
    HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. -- An auxiliary officer for a local police department was killed when a machine gun discharged at a private gun show in Blair County...
  • Thompson Brings Campaign to Local Gun Show

    09/13/2007 5:59:05 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 99 replies · 1,531+ views
    The Ledger ^ | September 13, 2007 | Bill Rufty
    LAKELAND | It's not the big sit-down dinner and speech at the Yacht Club that local Republican Party planners had hoped for, but the former U.S. senator from Tennessee and now presidential candidate, Fred Thompson, will be in Lakeland at 11 a.m. Saturday to speak to those attending a gun show at The Lakeland Center. Supporters said they hope he will return for a longer visit later in the campaign. But for now, Thompson, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, is on a three-day, whirlwind tour of the state beginning today and ending Saturday... Thompson will be met...
  • Gun shows caught amid heated crossfire

    03/26/2006 4:56:25 AM PST · by jmq · 114 replies · 3,872+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Sun, Mar. 26, 2006 | JUDY L. THOMAS
    Each weekend in America, vast arsenals of weapons are bought and sold. Critics say those buyers include criminals. Advocates insist it’s all legal. Assault rifles were displayed for sale at a gun show March 12 at the 3 Trails Expo Center in Kansas City. While legal, such shows worry law enforcement officials. AK-47s. SKS sniper rifles. Armor-piercing bullets. Machine gun displays. It’s just another weekend at a Kansas City gun show, where there is so much firepower at your fingertips that even some gun enthusiasts shake their heads in wonder. But the shows — which gained popularity in the 1990s...
  • Records Confirm at Least Seven ATF Gun Show 'Stings'

    09/01/2005 1:14:25 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 84 replies · 1,920+ views ^ | September 01, 2005 - Virginia State Police records confirm that at least seven gun show "sting" operations since July of 2004 have targeted gun buyers in the Richmond, Va., area. The documents support allegations that protected information may have been illegally shared with local police and gun buyers' relatives and neighbors. Cybercast News Service previously reported that nearly 500 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents, state troopers, county and city police officers participated in an "ATF Task Force" targeting the Showmasters gun show in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 13 and 14. Following that initial report, Cybercast News Service obtained...
  • Gun Show How-to's (vanity)

    04/13/2005 12:35:27 PM PDT · by CCCnative · 31 replies · 1,689+ views
    vanity | 04/13/05 | CCCNative
    I am planning to attend a gun show in San Jose this weekend and have never been to one. What goes on there? Can you buy a pistol and leave with it? I am completely in the dark about what to expect. Any help would be much appreciated.
  • Will there be another Terrorist attack?

    08/28/2004 10:13:21 PM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 20 replies · 2,126+ views ^ | 28 August 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    This alert is located at: To freedom lovers everywhere, All those who believe that new terrorist acts similar to 9/11 won't touch them should delete this e-mail. That which I have to say does not apply to you, and I don't want to waste your time. Those of you still reading this know that most recently we have seen how militant radical Islamists swayed the elections in Spain using terror attacks on civilian train commuters. It worked. Spain elected a socialist president that promised to distance himself from America in our fight against terrorism. Never mind 9/11! Earlier in...
  • 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein!

    08/13/2004 10:38:17 AM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 15 replies · 893+ views ^ | 13 August 2003 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR CONTACTS IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE! PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE ALERT! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, CO, 80935-6441 Office: 1-719-391-0943 13 August 2004 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein! You are receiving this message because you requested our alerts. Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions near the bottom of the alert. Copyright © 2004 by Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted only if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. This alert is located at: Good news to all!...
  • Historic C&E GunShow in No. Va. this Weekend

    07/30/2004 4:20:44 PM PDT · by judywillow · 5 replies · 591+ views
    self | 07/29/04 | self
    Amongst the thing I've always figured I'd pay to watch, wouled be having a major sort of gunshow in either Arlington or Reston Va. What's happening this weekend is close enough to that; the C&E gunshow, i.e. the big one which you normally find in Richmond about once every three months, will be at the Dulles Expo Center Saturday and Sunday. Anybody living in the Northern Virginia area, if you've never been to a major gunshow and always wanted to, this is your opportunity.
  • Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein

    07/16/2004 8:21:21 AM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 1 replies · 852+ views ^ | 16 July 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
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    06/27/2004 8:47:22 PM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 18 replies · 1,036+ views
    Gun Owners Alliance ^ | 27 June 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
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  • SF Supervisors Lead Rally Against Gun Shows At Cow Palace

    04/12/2004 11:30:23 PM PDT · by risk · 30 replies · 412+ views
    NBC 11/KNTV ^ | 7:12 pm PDT April 12, 2004 | KNTV SF Supervisors Lead Rally Against Gun Shows At Cow Palace Cow Palace Is Located Close To Districts With Most Homicides POSTED: 7:11 PM PDT April 12, 2004UPDATED: 7:12 PM PDT April 12, 2004 SAN FRANCISCO -- Two supervisors representing the San Francisco districts with the most homicides rallied in support of a state bill that would prohibit gun shows in a local concourse.The supervisors, who don't hold any power over the state-owned Cow Palace, urged the Public Safety Committee of the California State Senate to vote favorably Tuesday upon a bill that would ban the sale of firearms and...

    03/01/2004 7:51:22 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 8 replies · 228+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3/1/04 | NRA-ILA
    SENATE TO VOTE ON GUN BAN & ENDING GUN SHOWS TOMORROW!!!! Last Chance For You To Make Your Voice Heard!! At noon on Monday, the U.S. Senate resumed debate on S. 1805-the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" (formerly referred to as S. 659/S. 1806). On the only vote of the day, the Senate defeated the NRA-opposed Bingaman Amendment on a vote of 28-59. The Bingaman Amendment sought to gut S. 1805 by allowing anti-gun lawyers and activist judges to determine a firearm was "defective" simply because it could be "reasonably foreseen" it could be used in a crime-a...
  • Please explain the "Gun Show Loophole"

    01/30/2004 2:18:02 PM PST · by agooga · 5 replies · 216+ views
    I'm trying to figure out exactly what they mean by the "gun show loophole." I've been to a few gun shows in CA and I have not seen the loophole. It appears that ALL of the sellers here are licensed to sell-- and therefore require you to go through with the waiting period, etc. As I understand it, other states or other gun shows MAY NOT require sellers to be licensed, and therefore, person-to-person sales may be accomplished on the gun show premises. Is this the "loophole?" Or are ALL of the gunshows the same as the ones here in...
  • S1807 - Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2003

    12/31/2003 12:55:16 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 73 replies · 294+ views
    Thomas ^ | Oct 31 2003 | John McStain
    A BILL To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at events that provide a venue for the sale, offer for sale, transfer, or exchange of firearms, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2003'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: `(36) SPECIAL FIREARMS EVENT- The term `special firearms event'-- `(A)...
  • Raahauge's Shooting Sports Fair: near L.A. (June 6-8) "Test Drive" DOZENS of guns, and a Hummer

    05/26/2003 10:45:35 PM PDT · by RonDog · 23 replies · 531+ views ^ | Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises
    . Shooting Sports Fair Three days of hands-on shooting fun June 6th, 7th, 8thCome experience three full days of hands-on shooting fun and information from the industry's leading firearms manufacturers. Bring the whole family to try out the newest and best in outdoor and sporting equipment. Enjoy free admission when you join the NRA at the entrance. Other scheduled events include game and varmint calling, dog training, shooting demonstrations by some of the nation's top competitors, personal protection, archery, conservation, and numerous industry exhibitors. Try your hand at sporting clays or five-stand games, shoot the Gatling gun, and enter to...
  • Loophole Lets Gun Buyers Skirt Background Check

    11/20/2002 5:56:51 PM PST · by Elvis T. King · 43 replies · 335+ views
    KIROTV ^ | 11/18/2002 | Chris Halsne
    It took just 15 minutes for KIRO Team 7 Investigators to buy a sniper's rifle. We show you how easy it is to skirt the law and walk away with a loaded gun.....
  • Gun Shows Have Ingredients, Instructions Needed To Build A Bomb

    11/12/2002 12:14:45 AM PST · by Pern · 108 replies · 3,781+ views
    CBS via ^ | Nov 12, 2002 | CBS
    DENVER, NOV. 11, 2002 (CBS News) - They look innocent enough, and the names sound like things you might find in a baker's pantry or a chemistry set. But when they're mixed the result is a compound called flash powder that can cause a powerful explosion. This isn't the work of terrorists using sophisticated materials. The ingredients and the know how to build extremely powerful explosives are easy to come by. A joint investigation by CBS News and affiliate KCNC found the chemicals needed to build a bomb right out in the open at a Denver-area gun show, along with...
  • Update in Important California Gun Rights Case

    09/10/2002 2:43:01 PM PDT · by mvpel · 38 replies · 1,054+ views
    September 10, 2002 | Michael Pelletier
    The Nordyke v. Alameda Gun Show Ban case History: The County of Alameda passed an ordinance that prohibited possession of firearms on county property, in a thus-far successful effort to close down the T&S Gun Show formerly operated by Russ & Sally Nordyke at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The county was sued by the Nordykes in the Ninth Circuit Federal Court on equal protection and other grounds, and that court eventually sent the case to the California Supreme Court to answer questions regarding state gun law preemption. In a disappointing decision, the California Supreme Court disregarded the concept...
  • Alabama boy, 13, shot at Gwinnett(ATLANTA) gun show

    07/14/2002 4:43:19 PM PDT · by Kennesaw · 32 replies · 2,003+ views
    Alabama boy, 13, shot at Gwinnett gun showBy RICK BADIE Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer Gun show patrons line up to return to the center following Sunday's shooting. A 13-year-old boy was in critical condition after he was shot in the head at a Gwinnett County gun show Sunday. Gwinnett police spokesman Ray Dunlap said the shooting apparently was an accident. It was unclear how the shooting occurred or who fired the gun. The boy, from Montgomery, Ala., was taken to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital where he underwent surgery, Dunlap says. The Eastman Gun Show, at the North Atlanta Trade Center,...
  • An Antigun Firefight

    04/01/2002 6:27:57 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 16 replies · 236+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | April 1, 2002 | Sam MacDonald
    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) brims with confidence when he talks about the gun-control proposal he introduced in the House on March 20. At a press conference to unveil the measure, he predicted that the Gun Show Background Check Act of 2002 (HR4034) will not be an issue in the November elections because it already will have passed. His confidence in this major expansion of gun control stems from the willingness of many Americans to accept infringements on constitutional proscriptions after Sept. 11. "Now we've got the terrorist issue," Conyers says in response to a question from Insight. "There are...