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  • Push to ban gun shows has long, tangled history in California

    05/28/2018 10:57:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies ^ | 5/27/18 | Kristina Davis
    When a Bay Area county decided to pass a law that effectively banned gun shows from its fairgrounds, it sparked one of the nation’s longest running legal battles over the right to bear arms. In the end, the county conceded and the gun shows were allowed to resume under stricter rules, leaving some of the central constitutional questions around the issue unsettled. Once again, gun shows at publicly-owned convention centers and fairgrounds are being targeted for expulsion around the state. And the legal roadmap is no less clear. History around such efforts shows a mix of outcomes, marked at times...
  • Gun show ban proposed for Santa Clara County fairgrounds [California]

    03/04/2018 6:20:37 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | March 4, 2018 | John Woolfolk
    Amid heightened concerns about firearms in the wake of last month’s Parkland, Florida, high school shooting massacre, Santa Clara County officials are taking another look at banning gun shows from the county fairgrounds. The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds currently hosts two gun shows a year. But county Supervisor Ken Yeager said gun shows conflict with the county’s mission of “promoting the health and well-being of our residents” and have drawn complaints from residents. “More and more often, I am getting approached by people who tell me how disturbed they are when they see billboards or signs advertising gun shows at...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin blames Chicago’s gun violence on Indiana’s gun laws

    11/08/2017 4:29:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2017 | Sally Persons
    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday attributed the guns laws in Indiana for the continued wave of violence in neighboring Chicago.“We’re next to Indiana and if you got to a gun show in Indiana, you can purchase a gun without a background check. And so that’s what’s happening,” Mr. Durbin,a Democrat, said on MSNBC. “The drug gangs and these thugs are filling up the trunks of their car and heading into the neighborhoods of Chicago. And we see these gun violence crimes happening every single day.”Mr. Durbin said that nearly 600 people have died in Chicago due to gun-related deaths...
  • Government-Funded UC Berkeley Gun Show Study Claims Link to Gun Injuries, Critics Dispute

    10/26/2017 4:01:44 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 25, 2017 | Susan Crabtree, Stephen Gutowski
    A new study purporting to show Nevada gun shows are responsible for an increase in firearm-related deaths and injuries in nearby California was criticized as "poorly done" on Tuesday.
  • Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny

    10/03/2016 6:01:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 2, 2016 | Devlin Barrett
    U.S. Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny Federal agents enlisted local police to scan cars’ plates at shows’ parking lots By Devlin Barrett Oct. 2, 2016 7:35 p.m. ET Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity. Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in...
  • What are gunshow loop holes?

    06/21/2016 7:23:46 AM PDT · by Kozy · 41 replies
    self | 8/21/2016 | Self
    What are gun show loop holes?
  • Senator (Chris Murphy): Obama Just Wants to 'Put Some Parameters Around Existing Law' on Guns

    01/05/2016 6:25:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 4, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    A senator who spent New Year's Eve tweeting every shooting that had multiple victims in 2015 is at the White House today to help President Obama craft his gun-control executive order. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) -- who tweeted as the San Bernardino terrorist attack unfolded, "Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing - again" -- told MSNBC today that he didn't know what Obama had planned, but he's sure it will be legal. "My belief is that he is well within his powers, the executive,...
  • Gun Magazine Rant

    01/15/2015 9:39:03 AM PST · by Seruzawa · 19 replies
    me | today | me
    After years of being a sucker and buying magazines off of the tables at gun shows, I'm done. I'm looking at my mags and I have about a dozen gun show mags and only maybe two or three are reliable and quiet. Most jam or don't activate the slide stop when empty or just plain rattle when loaded. I've spent an average of $15 each. For the same $ I could have bought 6 factory mags and have 6 good mags instead of 2 or 3. As an experiment I loaded a factory 7rd Ruger .45 mag with 7 rds...
  • Gun show background check law to be enforced, Pinellas sheriff says

    05/24/2013 12:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 21, 2013 | Peter Jamison
    CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri on Tuesday announced plans to strictly enforce a county law mandating background checks for all customers at gun shows, asserting local control in an area that has stubbornly resisted state and federal regulation. Gualtieri's initiative comes in response to a Tampa Bay Times story last month on the ineffectiveness of local laws closing the so-called gun show loophole. The Times reported that while seven of Florida's most populous counties — including Pinellas and Hillsborough — have ordinances requiring background checks for all sales at gun shows, the laws are largely ignored. According to...
  • Gun Shows Across the Nation Draw Record Crowds, Even After Toomey-Manchin Bill Fails

    04/21/2013 11:12:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 21, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Gun shows across the nation have experienced record turnout, even as the federal gun control push has hit a major roadblock. April gun shows—both before and after the Senate killed the Toomey-Manchin bill—have seen record crowds, as many fear the debate over the Second Amendment is not yet over. …

    04/19/2013 6:37:34 AM PDT · by 7thson · 29 replies
    I have some questions I would like to ask and get a general idea of the thoughts of my fellow Freepers Last night I am watching O’Reilly – please no comments on why. It’s a long story. Anyway, he is talking to Beckel about his unConstitutional law he would like to see the government implement. As a side note, how does he reconcile in his mind when he states the government can’t protect people and then in the next breath wants the government to enact another law to make it more powerful. Anyway, Beckel makes a statement that people living...
  • Gun enthusiasts pack Expo Center for Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show

    04/07/2013 7:36:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | April 7, 2013 | David Harper
    Anyone who has any doubt about how much people love firearms wasn't trying to find a parking spot anywhere near Expo Center on Saturday. Individuals from all over the United States and even some foreign countries were at the fairgrounds to attend the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show, an event that continues on Sunday with a session from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show manager Joe Wanenmacher said the semi-annual event usually draws between 35,000 to 40,000 people over the course of a weekend. He said he wouldn't be surprised if attendance reached 50,000 by closing time on Sunday. Wanenmacher said...
  • Breaking (NM): Gun show background check bill falls short on Senate floor

    03/16/2013 11:20:24 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | 12:02 pm Sat, Mar 16, 2013 POSTED: 12:02 pm | Dan Boyd
    The New Mexico Legislature will not send legislation aimed at curbing gun violence to Gov. Susana Martinez’s desk, after a last-minute effort to approve a bill aimed at closing the state’s “gun show loophole” for background checks was thwarted in the Senate. Repeated attempts to amend the bill by Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, led to several Republican senators speaking until the session’s noon adjournment time arrived.
  • Legislator Introduces Bill Banning Kids Under 12 From Attending Gun Shows

    03/14/2013 5:58:44 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 28 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 03/14/2013
    You’ll shoot your eye out kid! Or at least that’s what one Assemblywoman must believe of children that attend gun shows with their family. Linda Rosenthal (D) has introduced a new bill that would ban children under 12 from attending a gun show in New York state. Via the Times Union (the sarcasm is fantastic): The bill was put forward by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, who hails from that trackless wilderness and sportsmen’s paradise known as Manhattan. “Children should be learning to read and write, not to shoot a firearm,” Rosenthal says in a statement, as if the two skills were...
  • Gun show bill OK’d in House (NM - requires background checks)

    02/14/2013 10:27:31 AM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | Deborah Baker
    SANTA FE – The state House has voted to close a gun show loophole that allows private vendors to sell weapons without doing background checks on buyers. The legislation has the support of GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, and eight Republicans joined all but three of the chamber’s Democrats to pass the bill 43-26. It headed to the Senate, where its prospects are uncertain. House Bill 77 would require private sellers at gun shows to have background checks done on prospective buyers before they make a sale. The bill’s backers said it would keep at least some guns out of the...
  • 60,000 Expected To Attend Vegas Gun Show

    01/15/2013 7:33:22 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | January 15,2013 | CBS Los Vegas
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weapons industry group based in the Connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults last month is opening a Las Vegas Strip trade show Tuesday that’s expected to draw tens of thousands of manufacturers and enthusiasts.
  • America's coming gun war - Pat Buchanan: Most Americans understand the need for arms

    01/08/2013 4:39:08 AM PST · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    WND ^ | January 7, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation’s Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened. “A line already snaked around the building shortly after the three-day event began at 3 p.m., and the parking lot was jammed” at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., wrote Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post: “With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show.” “Obama,” he said. “I wouldn’t be...
  • Travis County Texas To Discuss Banning Gun Shows

    01/07/2013 5:04:47 AM PST · by grobdriver · 38 replies
    Heard on KLBJ ^ | 1/7/2013 | KLBJ Austin
    Driving in to work today I heard the KLBJ 590 boys discussing the latest in the Left's attack on the Second Amendment. From their web site: Officials to discuss banning gun shows from city and county owned facilities Newsroom 1/7/2013 Officials with Travis county and the city of Austin will discuss whether or not they want to ban weapons shows from city and county owned facilities. Travis county resident Ed Scruggs tells commissioners he thinks he's not against gun shows, but thinks they should not happen in publicly owned facilities following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, "We have the...
  • Gun sales are on full auto at Roanoke gun show

    01/06/2013 5:22:02 AM PST · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | January 6, 2013 | Liana Bayne
    Although antique firearms attracted some attention, many people bought modern weapons. When folks visited Jerry Cochran's tables at Saturday's gun show in the Roanoke Civic Center, they were mainly purchasing high-capacity magazines and guns such as the AR-15. Cochran, who runs two Trader Jerry's gun shops in Cedar Bluff and in Salem, said he believed fear was driving many of his customers at Saturday's show, hosted by Blacksburg-based promotion company Showmasters. "It's a fear of the government prohibiting what they want," he said, "which is their right to own guns." Saturday's show filled the civic center with a large variety...
  • Gun enthusiasts pack shows to buy assault weapons

    12/22/2012 4:20:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:25pm EST | Dave Warner and Kevin Murphy
    Gun enthusiasts thronged to shows around the country on Saturday to buy assault weapons they fear will soon be outlawed after a massacre of school children in Connecticut prompted calls for tighter controls on firearms. Reuters reporters went to gun shows in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Texas, and found long lines to get in the door, crowds around the dealer booths, a rush to buy assault weapons even at higher prices and some dealers selling out. …