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Crazy Gun Show Experience

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by MississipVol, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Skeet732

    Skeet732 NRA Life Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Rhode island
    Dealer should be smacked for having a loaded gun on display. What morons.
  2. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    Years ago there was a show in the the next town to my west, across the state line that was kind of small. You could see some unusual stuff, old guns, not the usual tables of black rifles and handguns. One time my wife and I were in town shopping and saw the sign so I stopped in. There had been an AD about twenty minutes before we got there, went through the roof. Weird thing is I knew the guy responsible, he used to work in where I do and I know that he had an AD before and blown up his knee. Can't fix stupid. Never went to that show after that and I think the organizer finally folded his tent.

  3. Wurger


    Oct 9, 2010
    What the HELL do you mean!

    What the HELL are YOU doing at a gun show? :steamed:
  4. Wurger


    Oct 9, 2010
    So I guess you don't take them to Walmart either? :dunno:
  5. mjkeat


    Jun 17, 2009
    What's wrong w/ children being at gun shows?
  6. I thought you said guns. :tongueout:
  7. GAFinch


    Feb 23, 2009
    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.
  8. And 99% of the time it's just a waste of $6.00.
  9. 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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  10. Chuck66

    Chuck66 Traveling Man

    Mar 10, 2004
    East TN
    Not if I can help it. I don't like to take ME to Wal-mart. :tongueout:

    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.
  11. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

    Dec 1, 2001
    Spring, TX.

    Got to be honest, I never even considered that.
  12. scccdoc


    Dec 28, 2011
    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
  13. gadgetnut259


    Oct 8, 2011
    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.
  14. s&wfan


    Dec 27, 2011
    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.
  15. Skeet732

    Skeet732 NRA Life Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Rhode island
    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.
  16. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    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.
  17. tuica


    Apr 28, 2009
    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.
  18. TheExplorer


    Apr 16, 2012
    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.
  19. 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. :rofl:
  20. Drucker


    Dec 7, 2011
    Westminster, CO
    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...