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EDITORIAL Wolf's commonsense rule to close 'gun show loophole' should be debated. 7 hrs ago; Comments · Facebook ... except for transfers within families. But the gun show loophole, as it's known, means the sale of shotguns or semi-automatic assault rifles between citizens do not fall under that rule.
... the March 13 of 13. 1 of 13. Autoplay. Show Thumbnails. Show Captions. Last SlideNext Slide. None. Gun show attendee browses the selection at the Sunday, March 25 gun show. A majority of vendors own retail stores around Virginia and traveled to the Richmond show with a smaller selection to sell.

"Not that gun shows are bad or evil," said Kara Chine, who lives in North County. "But that this San Diego beach culture is not the place for them. Because we have KAABOO and the fair and we have the races — those types of family friendly events here. But the gun show is something that doesn't represent ...
Director Lee Haydu made the motion to put the gun show on the DAA's September agenda in order to discuss the Crossroads contract, as well as pore through attendance and sales figures and consider a broader policy on gun shows. Director David Watson seconded Haydu's motion and further requested ...
Forty days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and a day after nationwide rallies organized by student advocates against gun violence, Virginia's ninth gun show of the year was held at Richmond Raceway. Standing beneath the Pepsi sign in the food court of ...
The next gun show is scheduled for May 19 and 20. The fair board has been asked to stop hosting guns shows many times before, usually after mass shootings, but the gun shows draw thousands of people and are an important income generator for the fairgrounds. The city councils of Del Mar, Solana ...

The board that oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds unanimously agreed Tuesday to review its policies for the controversial gun show that is held there four ... Encinitas city councils, all urged by their residents, have approved resolutions in recent weeks calling for a ban on the gun shows at the fairgrounds.
news. — State. Wolf pushes to end 'gun show' exception to background checks. Updated: April 23, 2018 — 4:18 PM EDT ... Exempt are sales of longer-barreled firearms between unregulated private parties, including private-party sales at gun shows. Gun-rights groups generally oppose expanding ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf wants the Legislature to pass a measure expanding background checks on firearms in Pennsylvania and end an exception for shotguns, sporting rifles and semi-automatic rifles that are sold at gun shows. The Democratic governor's Monday news conference comes as lawmakers ...
Don't blame gun shows for our mistakes. Comments by Del Mar activist Rose Sharp in your article perpetuate myths that gun control proponents refuse to correct. Her statement that gun shows, “Provide easy access to assault-style rifles and weapons of all types” re-enforces the so called “gun show ...
Wolf Pushes to End 'Gun Show' Exception to Background Checks. Gov. Tom Wolf wants the Legislature to pass a measure expanding background checks on firearms in Pennsylvania and end an exception for shotguns, sporting rifles and semi-automatic rifles that are sold at gun shows. April 23, 2018, at ...
You recently told the owner of the War Memorial Auditorium gun shows in Fort Lauderdale to find another location. What pushed you and the commission to that decision? I had been advocating for the gun show to not be operating their shows for many years. It wasn't just because of what happened at the ...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Gun violence is the reason Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants insurance companies and banks license in New York, to reconsider doing business with the National Rifle Association. He directed the department that regulates those companies to pass along the ...
Activists advocating for an end to the gun shows held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds plan to make their case before the state-appointed fair board on Tuesday. It won't be the first time the board has been asked to reconsider the gun shows, which draw thousands of firearms enthusiasts from throughout ...
COLTON — In a community filled with a history of hunting, the Colton Fire Department held its first gun show over the weekend, adding to the list of gun shows that pop up in St. Lawrence County throughout the year. By the start of the show at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, the parking lot of the firehouse at 80 ...
Just two weeks after a nationwide gun control protest, the Florida Gun Show has returned to the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Vendors have set up shop in the center and are offering all sorts of equipment, from ammunition and Army fatigues to laser sights and lock boxes. The gun show is strapped.
The War Memorial Auditorium gun show, where firearm enthusiasts have purchased weapons in Fort Lauderdale for 30 years, should be gone by year's end, city officials said Tuesday. Florida Gun Shows Inc. will be allowed to hold five more shows at the city-owned auditorium that stands in Holiday Park, ...

Why not ban R. Kelly (here on May 11!) to make a statement against misogyny? Heck, why not ban City Meet to make a statement against drowning? With enough Statements of Municipal Rectitude, we could empty the coliseum complex entirely. Or we could prioritize actual governance over symbolic ...
Del Mar debate: Should gun shows be discontinued ... to discontinue gun shows at fairgrounds” (March 21): So the cities of Solana Beach and Del Mar are requesting that the gun show, which has been at the Del ... Phil Diehl's article on the efforts to ban gun shows at the county fairgrounds was informative.
CLINTON — With moments of unruliness that had to be quelled by law enforcement, at least 70 local residents came out to protest the hosting of a gun show June 8-10 at Clinton Arena at the Kirkland Town Board meeting Wednesday. A community group, No Gun Shows Near Our Clinton Playground, had ...
“We're going to revisit,” said Town Supervisor Robert J. Meelan about the March decision to allow the gun show. ... said the people in attendance were not against gun shows in particular — though many of the people also were involved with an effort to have the gun show moved from the Clinton Arena.
“Gun shows are legal in the State of California, and the Crossroads of the West Gun Show has been hosting their show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for 25 years. California has the strictest gun laws in the nation, and this event, like all events at the Fairgrounds, meets all legal requirements and exceeds ...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A gun show scheduled to take place in Fort Wayne is no longer happening, and organizers say it's because the venue is trying to avoid “negative publicity.” According to WANE-TV, the Fort Wayne Gun, Knife and Outdoorsmen Show, which is one of the city's biggest annual gun shows, ...
It wasn't lost on George George, president of the Holbrook Sportsmen's Club, that his group's annual sportsmen and gun show coincided with a nationwide march against gun violence in schools. George has four grandchildren, and said he understands the protesters marching across the nation Saturday ...
LEWISTON — The 42nd annual Twin Cities Gun Show – held Saturday and Sunday at the Lewiston Armory – drew many people of various backgrounds, opinions and skill levels. They all, however, shared an interest in firearms and a desire for change. Steve Rendall of Portland, treasurer of the Combat ...
SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – Thousands of people took part in 'March For Our Lives' on Saturday to advocate for stricter gun laws and a ban on assault weapons. At the same time, firearm enthusiasts attended a gun show in Savannah. The Eastman Gun Show, a fairly common event, is held several times a ...
Not only was there never a gun show ban, Schon concluded, over the years the number of gun shows at the Berglund Center (the name for it now) ... Now, someone might opine that a ban is silly, that gun show organizers could run next door and book the Salem Civic Center (which also has gun shows).
"Due to security concerns of a gun show occurring less than a block from two school campuses and the context of already frightened students and all of the things happening in the news locally and nationally, City Police need the event to postpone its start until the Sentinel High School campus is clear," ...
Gun law advocates are demanding universal background checks without what they call the gun show loophole. They want a bans on “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines. They are also calling for an increase in the age limit to purchase a gun. “I think the message is kind of clear from the young ...
City of Del Mar Mayor Dwight Worden joined GMSD to discuss the push by local leaders to ban gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The city of Del Mar is asking the directors of the state-owned fairgrounds to end the popular Crossroads of the West Gun Show that is held there five times a year. Anti-gun ...
Closer to home, the city is taking aim at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Since coming to the fairgrounds in 1990, Crossroads has grown into one of the largest gun shows in California, with each event drawing hundreds of vendors, several thousand attendees and generating around $100,000 in ...
Five additional shows are scheduled through December, according to the Gun Show Trader website. "We are demanding that the LC Commissioners no longer lease the fairgrounds for gun shows," the letter said. "The fairgrounds belong to the public and we have a right to not let the fairgrounds be used in ...
The city of Del Mar is asking the directors of the state-owned fairgrounds to end the popular Crossroads of the West Gun Show that is held there five times a ... Gun shows may be legal, Worden said, but cities should be able to ban them the same way they ban pornography and cigarettes in public places.
It was a scene that captured the national division over guns — and one that has played out before at the fairgrounds, where protesters want the governing board of the facility to stop holding the event, one of the biggest gun shows around. This year the gun show and protest had added urgency because of ...
The protest also sought to end unregistered private sales at gun shows. Halstead felt that they achieved great press coverage in the local papers. The county commissioners subsequently decided to vote on a gun control resolution. Halstead differentiated electoral politics, exercising the right to assemble, ...
The two-day Crossroads of the West Gun Show, one of the largest in Southern California, draws thousands of people to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, most recently over the past weekend. Crossroads also holds gun shows in San Bernardino, Costa Mesa, Ontario and elsewhere across California, Arizona, ...
(WSET) -- Gun owners in Roanoke were out Sunday for the Roanoke Gun Show, 'fighting for your rights,' they said. ... In light of recent tragedies, gun owners said they've taken a lot of criticism, but organizers of the gun show said the amount of debates surrounding gun control has brought more people out to their shows ...
Greensboro City Council to let public speak about gun show at April 3 meeting. By Margaret Moffett margaret.moffett@greensboro.com ... Carruthers also said the council can't ban future gun shows from the coliseum. Only Coliseum Director Matt Brown can determine who leases space, a duty outlined in ...
But under what politicians and others refer to as the “gun show loophole,” customers in Louisiana and many other states can buy firearms from unlicensed sellers and collectors at shows without federal background checks. Most people at shows buy from licensed dealers, who have to check backgrounds.
As gun law debates continue nationwide, thousands attended a major gun show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall over the weekend. It was the Hawaii Historic Arms Association's 82nd semi-annual gun show. Exhibitors and vendors included gun shops, knife makers and educational programs. There were ...
"That concerns us you know that they're changing laws infringing on laws. Not only will not be enforceable that won't make any difference," said Lawrence Hamel of the Gun Show committee. Organizers told us they don't think the proposed changes will hurt gun shows because they say it was a very busy ...
State legislation passed in 2016 gave private sellers the option to ask for background checks at a gun show. The Richmond Times-Dispatch found 54 background checks were requested by private sellers at 77 gun shows in Virginia in the first year of sellers having that option. Meanwhile, 39,738 checks ...
People look at different types of guns during the NEACA gun show at the City Center in Saratoga Springs in October 2015. The city of Saratoga Springs voted Friday to ban ... SARATOGA SPRINGS — The long-standing tradition of gun shows at the City Center are no more. On Friday, the City Council voted ...
CLINTON — A group of village residents are circling a petition that aims to have the annual gun show at the Clinton Arena moved due to its proximity to schools. The June ... The group also has created a Facebook group — No Gun Shows Near Our Clinton Playground — to highlight its cause. According to ...
"We traveled with my dad to gun shows out of town also." In an email to the Daily News, Diane Kelly-Riley, a resident of Potlatch, said as a parent of two children who have attended the district, she understands the community's interest in the gun show, but she wonders why it could not be held in another ...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- There's been a call to ban gun shows at the Winston-Salem Coliseum Complex and the fairgrounds. But the city's run into legal problems in making the move. "The question came to us from citizens about, you know, why are we allowing those gun shows, given the violence that ...
The county has leased part of its fairgrounds to gun shows since 2011. Mike Strickland, owner of Sebastian-based Patriot Productions, hopes to have five gun shows there this year that draw 3,000 or more people each. Strickland also has several non-gun-related events at the fairgrounds, such as those ...
Dave Petronis has organized annual gun shows at the center for years. The City Center will honor its final contract with Petronis and allow him to hold his 2018 Memorial Day weekend gun show. Petronis said he also had a January 2019 gun show contract with the Saratoga Springs City Center. But the ...
A lot of people enjoy looking and there is 100s and 100s of antique's here." Sean Tiffany, from Tiffany Guns in Nampa, said "The gun shows are kind of dying off, because of the internet and it's kind of killing the smaller mom and pop type shops so a lot of us come out here to promote our own business and ...
He wants to ban gun shows at the fairgrounds and gun possession on other county-owned lands such as parks. Yeager says something must be done after the most recent mass shooting to keep more guns off of South Bay streets. He also stated that the last gun show in early February only brought in about ...


 

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