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I have had quite a few bad things done to me at gun shows. I almost always had tables and worked as a non-licensed seller.

1. had a new condition Model 1917 Colt .45 revolver. It was in the oil cloth wrapper. A DUMMY picked it up and took the paper off it and started spinning it. It flew from his hands and hit the rough concrete floor. Both grips were broken. The barrel and cylinder were skinned up. I told him, he just bought a revolver. He said, what happens if I refuse? I told him I would pick up the T99 Jap rifle I had on the table and beat him to death with it.

2. Had a baby Browning .25 ACP Pistol on the table. A guy walked by and palmed it. He got a few feet away from the table and I tackled him high on the shoulders and beat his worthless head into the concrete. I was 25 years old at the time and crazy. He was arrested.

3. Had a Mauser-Vergurio on the table and a guy took the bolt out of the receiver. The bolt sleeve was pointing at his head and he twisted the front locking lugs on the bolt. The bolt sleeve and firing pin were both launced right between his eyes. THUNK. The flying parts hit another man in the ear. This story wound up in the Shotgun News, in Paul Scarlatta's column.

4. Another guy took a K38 Model 14 off my table. My friend at the next table saw him do it. He jumped him and so did I. He was pretty well bent by the time the cops got there.

5. When picking up our stuff from the table after the show, I saw a friend hire a porter to help him pack. I watched the porter stash a revolver from his stuff in a trash recepticle. They left and I called a cop. We went to the trash can and removed the revolver. The porter came back in and got a dolly from the back room. He went to the trash can and took it into the back room. Directly he came back and picked up another trash can. He picked up a total of 4 cans before the cop arrested him. All the time we were laughing orselves silly. He went to jail for garnd theft and lost his good job at the Satte building.

Doug Bowser
 

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I guess we've all seen some ignorant stuff done at gun shows. Them rank right up there Doug. Now that I think of it, 'bout half the ND's I've read or heard of have been from the dealers.
Bought the scariest thing I seen lately is them $8 entrance fees.
 
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If every theft or act of stupidity was handled as quickly and as forcefully as those there would be a drop in that type of behavior. Too many people see things and call 911, ingore the behavior or wait until it is over before saying anything. Too many people are afraid to get involved.
 

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I am surprised some of them didn't sue you in civil court for "damages".

We have so many hungry lawyers around now who will take cases on a contingency.

I've never seen such behavior at gun shows. Everybody I've seen has been courteous and nice. Some look weird (mall ninjas and gangstas) and some seem to be oblivious to other shoppers, but it's not as bad as Walmart on a Saturday afternoon!
 

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Those people Doug described are not gun owners but are dumb a$$! A gun owner ask to pick up their guns and look at them. I don't ask to pick one up unless I am really considering buying it.
 

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Well ive been at gun shows before when guns have gone off and hit the floor. This guy named Neil Martin who just happens to be a bailbondsman is trying to sell someone a gun and Neil didnt check to see if it was loaded or not so he pulled the trigger like a dumba$$ and the gun shot and hit the floor. Its all a bunch of :bsflag:
 

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all i can say is WOW.. and how the heck can u "accidentally" fire a gun. my first response wen handling a weapon is either to ask if it is loaded or check for myself if not both. sorry ive just never understood that! :pullhair:
 

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Gun shows bring out clowns in large numbers. And those same clowns say "why do they have that no carry sign at the gun show.". Well they heard you were coming and thought it prudent.
 

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Uh, OK, I can walk into a show and buy a handgun. Walk a little more and buy some ammo for it! It's all BS and legal CYA. Bottom line is the freakin lawyers and anti-gunners win again. Rant off!
 

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Every gun show I've ever been to I've seen a couple of wild eyed cowboys who I just know by the way they looked and acted they should never be allowed to own a gun and you could tell by the way they handled guns they would be dangerous as hell with a loaded weapon.
 

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Well I dont know if yall heard on the news here in Jackson about some two guys who killed a small child and they shot him in the head. Well one of those guys just happens to be in a wheelchair and just happens to be at every gun show there is except this past one since he is in jail :lol4:. Well my point is I believe the firearm he killed that boy with came from the gun show. Also I remember him bringing in a black powder pistol to a dealer and the guy looked at it and it was loaded and ready to go. Its a wonder they dont tightin up on security at the gun shows and actually check every firearm.
 

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That's why I prefer to do my business one on one...It's nobody's business to watch me purchase nor do I like anything open public when it comes to firearms...I'd prefer something like the M&G comming up to do business and see what's out there....Gun shows are good for sellers but mall ninja hangouts.....jus my 2
 

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I agree 110% about doing business one on one because if I buy something from someone just to sell it back to someone else I mean you never know the person that would buy it from you could be standing beside you and know exactly what you paid for it. If that is what you mean. BTW I am from Philadelphia and I have been gone for about 5 years.
 
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