Dallas Arms Collectors Show at Dallas Market Hall This Weekend

We haven’t given up on this show and neither should you.

This is the last show within the city of Dallas.  It is the oldest show in Dallas.  We need your help in keeping it alive and not taking it for granted.

Cities all over Texas are closing venues to Gun Shows.  People need to support the shows and the vendors or gradually the whole culture dies.

Many of us are old and folks aren’t coming along to take our places.

Come.  Bring a friend.  Bring your children and grand kids so they see us as ordinary people who support the Second Amendment and not some fictional stereotype.

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

We hope to see you there

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Premier Gun Show at Mesquite Rodeo This Weekend

Well it’s still officially summer for another week and we still have no A/C in the car.  Fortunately we are at Mesquite Rodeo Convention Center, just a few miles east on the 635 from where we live.

Mesquite Rodeo Convention Center off the 635 at Military Parkway.

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

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

We hope to see you there

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This Weekend We Will Be At The Premier Big Town Show in Mesquite

It’s hot.  We loaded in today and set up in the morning.

Big Town has good A/C and unlike Walmart and Dicks you can still get guns and ammo at the shows.

I don’t know who Dan Patrick has been Californicating with but I find his statements rather disturbing to say the least.  A lot of us old folks are dependent on these shows for our survival.  We are dying off at an alarming rate.  Those that called our old age “the Golden Years” were selling us a load of Fools Gold.

We will need cool clear headed people for our spokes-people, now isn’t the time for threatening talk.  Think Larry Potterfield not Ted Nuggent when you post on social media.

The show is at the Big Town Event Center, 2323 Big Town Boulevard.

Admission is $9, Kids 11 and under are FREE, and Parking is FREE! Say “SCOPE” at the door for $1 off!

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

We hope to see you there.

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he will defy NRA, take lead on gun background checks

From The Dallas Morning News:  https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/09/06/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-says-he-will-defy-nra-take-lead-on-gun-background-checks/

‘Someone in the Republican Party has to take the lead on this,’ Patrick said, of requiring checks when strangers sell to strangers.

Sep 6, 2019

Updated at 2:40 p.m. with a statement from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he’s “willing to take an arrow” and defy the National Rifle Association by pressing Texas to close one loophole in gun-purchaser background checks.

On Friday, Patrick said it’s “common sense” to tighten background-check laws because in many instances, stranger-to-stranger sales now are exempt from the requirement that buyers be vetted through a federal database of people not eligible to purchase firearms.

Patrick wants to protect transfers among family members from triggering a check. He’d also continue to exempt friends, though he acknowledged that could be abused. Patrick, who presides over the Texas Senate, said he’s willing to accede to the preferences of senators on whether to maintain that loophole — and if so, exactly how.

But he said Texas must strongly discourage selling guns to strangers without a background check.

“That gap of stranger to stranger we have to close, in my view,” Patrick, a staunchly conservative Republican and avid gun-rights advocate, said in an interview with The Dallas Morning News.

“When I talk to gun owners, NRA members and voters, people don’t understand why we allow strangers to sell guns to total strangers when they have no idea if the person they’re selling the gun to could be a felon, could be someone who’s getting a gun to go commit a crime or could be a potential mass shooter or someone who has serious mental issues.”

“Look, I’m a solid NRA guy,” he said, “but not expanding the background check to eliminate the stranger to stranger sale makes no sense to me and … most folks.”

The NRA responded soon after, calling Patrick’s proposals “political gambits” that would “resurrect the same broken, Bloomberg-funded failures that were attempted under the Obama administration.”

“Criminalizing private firearm transfers would require a massive, governmental gun registration scheme. Instead of trampling the freedom of law-abiding Americans, the government should focus upon actual solutions: fixing our broken mental health system, prosecuting known criminals and enforcing the existing gun laws that require follow-up whenever a prohibited person tries to buy a firearm,” the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, its lobbying arm, said in a statement.

Since mass shootings in El Paso and Midland-Odessa, Patrick has talked of wanting to require background checks of private purchasers who are strangers. In multiple interviews with Fox News and in-state conservative talk radio hosts, he has said they account for as much of 10% of all gun sales — and are the likeliest method for criminals to obtain guns.

On Friday, he issued an emphatic warning to fellow Republicans: To survive and avert Democratic takeovers in Austin and Washington, they must act expeditiously on measures to reduce gun violence.

“Someone in the Republican Party has to take the lead on this,” he said.

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Walmart’s Gun Announcement

My gut reaction is Big Fucking Deal.

Walmart has never been my go to place for gun or ammo shopping.  Toilet paper, good generic OTC drugs, food, hell yeah.

But even ammo, never mind guns.  They are a total pain in the ass.  Tiny hidden kiosk with everything locked down and not a clerk in sight.  Contrast that with Academy, people behind the counter and a real stock of a variety of firearms.

When people were bent out of shape with Dicks, I pointed out that their golf stock was bigger than their knives, guns, ammo and fishing gear combined.  Some things you go to Cabelas or Bass Pro for.  Neither of them are much on golf or tennis.

As for open carry.

They have as much right to post no open carry or for that matter no carry as any other business.  As far as I’m concerned the Tommy Tacti-cool/Mall Ninja open carriers are just making it harder for folks who show a little discretion.  You aren’t in the middle of a war zone.  You live in the USA, a relatively safe place to live.

If you don’t believe me check out the crime stats.  The same ones we love so much when they help us defend the Second Amendment.

Mostly though.  Don’t be an asshole posting threatening crap on social media.  It doesn’t help the cause and make you a target.

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Premier Gun Show in Lewisville This Weekend

Happy Labor Day.

Just as we finished loading in for this weekend’s show a storm started blowing in.  We managed to beat the rain home.  Loving the cooler temperatures.

This weekend we will be at the Premier Gun Show in Lewisville.

(We will also be back at Big Town next week)

Lakeland Plaza – Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway

Located on the west side of the 35E about a half mile south of the Fox Avenue Exit.

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

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

We hope to see you there.

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Edge-U-Cation® – Pocket Clips

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