Texas Gun Show Shoots Self in Foot and Shuts Down Over Background Checks

Texas county gun show


Texas county gun show


According to a local paper in Texas, a major gun show is completely shutting down in protest of background check requirements:


Saxet Gun Shows has been hosting the nearly-monthly show at the Expo Center since 2010 and had been negotiating a new contract for eight shows from March to January 2015, but got nowhere as county officials wanted the company to require background checks for all firearm sales. The company refused to require background checks for all transactions, and neither side has budged in the weeks of discussions, officials said.
The background checks would have affected a small subset of gun show sales, estimated to be about 10 percent. Federally-licensed firearms sellers are already required to run a criminal background check to make sure the buyer is not a felon or otherwise ineligible to buy a gun. But private sales — a person trying to sell a gun from his or her collection — don’t come with the background check requirement. County officials wanted to ensure background checks for those sales, too.


Gun control activists around the country are probably shitting themselves with glee over this news. It goes to show how some folks absolutely will not budge on this issue.

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