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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.