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Old 10-14-2012, 20:59   #26
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$6 bucks? It's usually $10-$12 bucks here in Atlanta area for Nazi paraphenalia, beef jerky, OLD ammo, and zombie stuff...if you're lucky you might glimpse a gun or two but it's usually Hi Points and Sigmas!
I thought you said guns.
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Old 10-14-2012, 21:39   #27
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I went to a gun show recently...actually decent prices on some guns. If I had the money, I could've easily walked out with about four or five of them.
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Old 10-14-2012, 21:42   #28
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So basically, except for the drama, it was a waste of $6.
And 99% of the time it's just a waste of $6.00.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:17   #29
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There have been cases of anti gun people loading guns at gun shows and walking away.

There also was an incident here where an anti gun person signed up for a ccw class, and in the classroom gun handling portion where no ammo is allowed loaded a .38 special.

I don't think all the gun show ND's are the fault of gun owners stupidity.

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:41   #30
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So I guess you don't take them to Walmart either?
Not if I can help it. I don't like to take ME to Wal-mart.

To be fair, the number of fly-catching idiots fondling guns at Wal-mart is much lower. Usually they're just standing around scratching their asses at Wally world.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:03   #31
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There have been cases of anti gun people loading guns at gun shows and walking away.

There also was an incident here where an anti gun person signed up for a ccw class, and in the classroom gun handling portion where no ammo is allowed loaded a .38 special.

I don't think all the gun show ND's are the fault of gun owners stupidity.

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Got to be honest, I never even considered that.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:35   #32
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Why the hell not?

My daughter has been to dozens of shows. As a matter of fact, we just got home from the KCR Machine Gun shoot this afternoon. It is a great father daughter moment for the two of us. She has been going to shows since she was walking.

Maybe you also think that parents should keep all of their guns hidden in the back of the closet and pretend that they don't have any, that way when their ten year old child is digging to find what gifts he is getting for some holiday, he can shoot his sibling when he doesn't know what the hell to do with the gun?

My daughter and my wife for that matter are well versed in gun safety and are well aware that there are guns in the house. My daughter goes shooting with me quite often.

Maybe if more parents took their kids out and spent time with them pursuing some of the things that make this country great we would have less professional welfare liberals in the voting booths giving our freedom away for a loaf of bread.
Bravo! My daughter is 18 and has tagged along with me since she was six. We used to duck hunt with my son (21 now),and still dove hunt. We go to indoor and outdoor shooting ranges. For her 21st B'day, she will get a CWP course and prior to that, the carry gun of her choice..................... DOC
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:18   #33
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You guys are arguing over whether or not children should be at gun shows, yet the original post never said that the 4 yr old girl was at the show! It said the bullet traveled through two walls and struck her. Most gunshows that I've been to are held in hotel conference centers or other venues where there are other things going on around/outside of the gunshow.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:28   #34
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Better be glad it wasn't a 10mm that went off. Could have mushroom clouded up a seventy block area, and millions would have perished.

Well, in Mississippi, dozens would have perished.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:41   #35
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There have been cases of anti gun people loading guns at gun shows and walking away.

There also was an incident here where an anti gun person signed up for a ccw class, and in the classroom gun handling portion where no ammo is allowed loaded a .38 special.

I don't think all the gun show ND's are the fault of gun owners stupidity.

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Unfortunately, unless you have court testimony or a newspaper article to substantiate that claim, the onus remains on the gun dealer. In all the years I've been in gun stores looking at pistols, revolvers, rifles, & shotguns, I've never been handed a gun that didn't have its action opened and inspected by the counter man and I've never seen him take back a gun without verify that it is empty. To do anything else is to violate the first rule of gun safety. " Every gun is loaded until you prove otherwise" My opinion stands;moron status.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:45   #36
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Why the hell not?
That's what I was thinking. I've been to a lot of gun shows and never seen one where there weren't some kids.
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Old 10-15-2012, 13:11   #37
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Not yet happened to me, but my buddy was at a SoCal. gun show when a handgun blasted off. Always be prepared to hit the deck! Cheers.
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Old 10-15-2012, 13:20   #38
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Wow. I never had anything like this happen around me, but considering the interesting looking characters going in, I'm a bit surprised it hasn't.
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Old 10-15-2012, 14:46   #39
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There have been cases of anti gun people loading guns at gun shows and walking away.

There also was an incident here where an anti gun person signed up for a ccw class, and in the classroom gun handling portion where no ammo is allowed loaded a .38 special.

I don't think all the gun show ND's are the fault of gun owners stupidity.

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Not that I doubt that happens, but are there any documented cases of this kind of stuff?

In Canada you need a federal license to own guns. So this anti group decided to show the world how "easy" it was to get the licence so they signed up for the course. Problem was they all swept the instructor with poor handling techniques and all failed the class, so they scrapped that strategy.
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Old 10-16-2012, 19:37   #40
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Wow, have never been to a gunshow with an AD. At the one I went to (with my wife) last weekend many families and couples. Not counting the John Birch table area
Price was $7 and they had 700 tables. I went in with 1 franklin for stuff, my wife walked out with a Colt New Agent in 9mm. Next time she stays home...
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Old 10-16-2012, 20:05   #41
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Remember when gun shows were relavent? Full autos, the best deals around on firearms and ammo, and the beer garden overlooking the event. I bought many a firearm with a pen for the 4473 in one hand and a beer in the other. And the bartering was like old days! The older firearms collecters had a edge on the younger folks when it came to barterin'
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:07   #42
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Several years ago I was at a gunshow where this happened rite behind me. I had just checked out a early GCNM at a table very well even checked the bore and mag and was going to look around a bit more before making a offer. I am absolutely sure the gun or mag was not loaded but I was two tables away when it went off. After I climbed from under the table I found it was the same gun I was looking at. I have no idea who loaded this Colt but I know it was not loaded when I checked it.

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Old 10-17-2012, 20:32   #43
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In about 50 guns shows i have been to this has happened twice.Once i wasn't there but was told it was at a dealers table.The other time i was there and a guy pulled a 38 out of his back pocket to show to a dealer and he shot the guy next to him in the leg.
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