Dallas Market Hall Show This Weekend

This Weekend we are doing the Dallas Arms collector’s show at Dallas Market Hall, off the 35E just north of the 30.

The show appears to have a strong showing of vendors.  Most of the tables in the main hall were already occupied when we were setting up.

This show is a valuable resource and we hope people will continue to attend.

SHOW HOURS
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday  9:00am – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there.

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Premier Gun Show at Big Town

Raining yet again at least we don’t have to travel for this week’s show.

This weekend we are doing the Premier Gun Show at Big Town in Mesquite just off both the 30 and the 80.

Admission is $8, kids under 12 are FREE, and parking is FREE! Say “VALOR” at the door for $1 off the cost of admission.

SHOW HOURS
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there.

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Premier Gun Show at Mesquite Rodeo Conference Center

Back in our own neighborhood and feeling good.

It’s nice to do shows close to where we live.  Far less exhausting.

This week we are at Mesquite Rodeo, just off the 635 at Military Parkway.

Admission is $8, Kids 11 and under are FREE, and parking is FREE. Say “JOHN WAYNE” at the door for $1 off.

SHOW HOURS
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there.

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New York State Can’t Be Allowed to Stifle the NRA’s Political Speech

From The ACLU:  https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/new-york-state-cant-be-allowed-stifle-nras-political-speech

By David Cole, ACLU Legal Director
August 24, 2018

It’s no secret that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is no fan of the National Rifle Association. A mailer his campaign sent to New York voters this week proclaims, in bold letters: “If the NRA goes bankrupt, I will remember them in my thoughts and prayers.”

There’s nothing wrong with the governor singling out a political adversary for criticism, or even mockery. That’s just politics, and the NRA itself is no stranger to hardball tactics.

But in a lawsuit the NRA filed against Cuomo this spring, the organization contends that he did more than criticize it. The NRA alleges that Cuomo and top members of his administration abused their regulatory authority over financial institutions to threaten New York banks and insurers that associate with the NRA or other “gun promotion” groups, and that those threats have jeopardized the NRA’s access to basic insurance and banking services in New York.

In the ACLU’s view, targeting a nonprofit advocacy group and seeking to deny it financial services because it promotes a lawful activity (the use of guns) violates the First Amendment. Because we believe the governor’s actions, as alleged, threaten the First Amendment rights of all advocacy organizations, the ACLU on Friday filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the NRA’s right to have its day in court.

The state has asked the court to dismiss the case without even permitting discovery into the administration’s actions. Our brief supports the NRA’s right to discovery on its First Amendment claims. To be clear, the ACLU does not oppose reasonable restrictions on guns (you can read more about that here). Our position in this case has nothing to do with our opinions on the NRA’s policies — it’s about the First Amendment rights of all organizations to engage in political advocacy without fear that the state will use its regulatory authority to penalize them for doing so.

Political advocacy organizations like the NRA (or the ACLU or Planned Parenthood) need basic business services, like insurance and banking, to operate. The NRA says that the state, using its regulatory powers over those industries, is threatening financial companies that do business with the NRA.

The NRA points to both public and non-public actions taken by the Cuomo administration to penalize it for its views. State officials issued press releases and sent threatening letters to banks and insurance companies, and also allegedly communicated “backchannel threats” to companies with ties to the NRA, warning that they would face regulatory action if they failed to end their relationships with the organization.

If the NRA’s charges are true, the state’s actions would clearly violate the First Amendment. Public officials are, of course, free to criticize groups with which they disagree. But they cannot use their regulatory authority to penalize advocacy groups by threatening companies that do business with those groups. And here the state has admitted, in its own words, that it focused on the NRA and other groups not because of any illegal conduct, but because they engage in “gun promotion” — in other words, because they advocate a lawful activity.

Substitute Planned Parenthood or the Communist Party for the NRA, and the point is clear. If Cuomo can do this to the NRA, then conservative governors could have their financial regulators threaten banks and financial institutions that do business with any other group whose political views the governor opposes. The First Amendment bars state officials from using their regulatory power to penalize groups merely because they promote disapproved ideas.In April 2018, the New York State Department of Financial Services sent “guidance letters” to banks and insurance companies. It wrote, “The Department encourages its insurers to continue evaluating and managing their risks, including reputational risks, that may arise from their dealings with the NRA or similar gun promotion organizations… The Department encourages regulated institutions to review any relationships they have with the NRA or similar gun promotion organizations, and to take prompt actions to managing these risks and promote public health and safety.”

Two weeks later, the department announced consent decrees with two insurers, imposing millions of dollars in fines and barring them from selling consumer insurance products that are endorsed by the NRA. Days later, the NRA says that its corporate insurance carrier severed ties and said it would not provide the NRA with insurance at any price.

The NRA says that it has since had serious difficulty replacing its corporate insurance because nearly every potential replacement was afraid of being investigated by the state. The NRA also says that numerous banks have withdrawn bids to provide basic financial services because the April letters from the state indicated that any association with the NRA could expose them to regulatory retaliation.

The state argues that even if all of the NRA’s claims are true, the First Amendment doesn’t apply. We disagree, and as we note in our brief, dismissing the NRA case:

would set a dangerous precedent for advocacy groups across the political spectrum. Public officials would have a readymade playbook for abusing their regulatory power to harm disfavored advocacy groups without triggering judicial scrutiny.

There are acceptable measures that the state can take to curb gun violence. But using its extensive financial regulatory authority to penalize advocacy groups because they “promote” guns isn’t one of them.

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Premier Gun Show in Lewisville This Weekend

Happy Labor Day Weekend.  In the northern Rockies summer is definitely over.  In a few short weeks it will be State Fair time.  Foot Ball season will be officially happening.

Dove season will be opening and soon it will be deer season.

Admission is $8, Kids 11 and under are FREE, and Parking is FREE! Say “DOVE” at the door for $1 off.

SHOW HOURS
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there.

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JPFO’s “DON’T INSPIRE EVIL” INITIATIVE

From Jews For the Preservation of Firearms Ownership:  http://jpfo.org/d.i.e/die-homepage.htm?awt_l=JlhDw&awt_m=IsaCG2UPWlZn_P

The link between saturation media coverage of mass murder, spree killing, jihadi attacks and copycat crimes is well established. It must stop.

News-media organizations that persist in literally glorifying these villains beyond any reasonable news value are complicit in encouraging further crime. They know it.

That fact has been established by the medical and law-enforcement communities. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, along with a growing list of national co-sponsors is encouraging the journalism industry to cease and desist from repeatedly flashing the names and faces of mass murderers’ and jihadis’ in their reports.

You can join this effort—and help make America a better place. Join with us. You don’t have to be Jewish to work with JPFO, you just have to love liberty.

1. JPFO HAS PARTNERS IN THE
DON’T-INSPIRE-EVIL INITIATIVE
See some of the outstanding national organizations — you could be one of them — that have joined us in the quest to adopt a new ethical journalism guideline:

“Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious portrayal
of mass murderers’ names and images.”

2. HOW TO JOIN THE INITIATIVE
Three easy steps and your organization can join in calling for an end to mass-media glorification of mass murderers. Print the statement on your letterhead as a testimonial, make it a company policy, have your participation recognized in local media. It’s all spelled out. Send us a copy to help promote you and your support. Click here to learn more.

3. INITIATIVE HEROS
(Coming soon!) More and more journalists and experts are calling for an end to mass-media promotion of criminals and mass murderers. It doesn’t matter if they join with JPFO or figure it out on their own, these are champions of safety, ethics and human decency — take a look at their fine work. Volunteer to help us gather them all.

4. MEDIA VILLAINS PROMOTING MASS MURDERERS
(Coming soon!) With no concern for the damage they do, the lives they cost or their immoral behavior, mass-media outlets persist in promoting detestable villains by name and image. Here is a rogues gallery of the worst—pandering for dollars and the lowest dregs of an audience. These people and outfits have earned your scorn and derision — including network and cable TV stations, major newsprint outlets, national magazines — all of whom promote vicious killers. They perpetuate mass murder, use it to attack your right to arms, and they must be stopped. Don’t let them get away with promoting murder.

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Premier Gun Show at the Will Roger’s Center in Fort Worth This Weekend

We are back in Fort Worth, our first Fort Worth show since the Premier Show in June.

The streets around the Fort Worth Center are under a lot of construction so follow the signs.  Premier has out signs to help.

We are in our usual Premier Show spot towards the eastern end of the building and near the center of the rows.

We still have that beautiful Marine Corp Officer’s Mameluke Dress Saber with Scabbard and case. Never engraved. We are open to trades or reasonable offers. They are listed on eBay for $600.

Admission is $10, Kids 11 and under are FREE, and the City of Fort Worth charges $10 for parking. Say “GUNSMOKE” at the door to receive $1 off.

SHOW HOURS
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there.

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