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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:18 PM

Gun Show Planned Just Miles From Connecticut Massacre Site (Update: CANCELLED)

See post #3 below; I will delete this thread shortly.

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Gun Show Planned Just Miles From Connecticut Massacre Site
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12/18/12

Big Al's Silver Bullet Productions, Inc. has a "Big Al's Gun and Premier Knife Show" scheduled for Jan. 5-6 in Danbury, Conn., 13 miles from Newtown, the site of last week's mass shooting that left 28 people, including 20 first graders, dead.

According to the company's website, children under 10 will be admitted free if accompanied by adults.

The New York Times put in a call to the company's office on Tuesday:

A man who answered the phone number listed on the Big Al’s site said “yes” when asked Tuesday morning if the show was still on. When asked further questions, he replied, “I really have no comments, buddy.” When asked his name, he said, “Have a good day” and hung up.


Link: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gun-show-planned-just-miles-from-connecticut-massacre

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Reply Gun Show Planned Just Miles From Connecticut Massacre Site (Update: CANCELLED) (Original post)
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 OP
slackmaster Dec 2012 #1
msanthrope Dec 2012 #5
slackmaster Dec 2012 #8
Lint Head Dec 2012 #2
msanthrope Dec 2012 #4
Lint Head Dec 2012 #10
msanthrope Dec 2012 #3
ellisonz Dec 2012 #6
msanthrope Dec 2012 #9
ellisonz Dec 2012 #12
msanthrope Dec 2012 #13
ellisonz Dec 2012 #17
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #7
Waltons_Mtn Dec 2012 #11
BossMare78 Dec 2012 #14
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #15
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #16
ellisonz Dec 2012 #18
hatrack Dec 2012 #19
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #20
Aristus Dec 2012 #21
hatrack Dec 2012 #22
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #24
DinahMoeHum Dec 2012 #23

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:29 PM

5. I spoke to the Crowne Plaza....they didn't seem like cowards. They were polite and confirmed

cancellation.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:32 PM

8. I think that was a good decision on their part. Thanks for the information.

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:27 PM

2. Why doesn't someone contact the building owner from whom they are leasing and ask them

why they would let this go on? Explain that they are taking blood money to exploit the very tools that killed those precious children.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:28 PM

4. I just did--see post 3 below. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:35 PM

10. That's wonderful!! Thanks!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:27 PM

3. I just called the Crowne Plaza in Danbury--it's cancelled according to the HR Director.

They were pretty responsive. Within minutes of my call I was directed to the HR Director, Jamie Santa Croce, and she was very polite and confirmed a cancellation.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:30 PM

6. Excellent!

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:35 PM

9. The front desk person was polite and directed my call pretty quickly. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:41 PM

12. I'm displaying great restraint in not calling the NRA at this very moment. n/t

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:45 PM

13. I think you should call. I think lots and lots of people should call and inquire

as to Mr. LaPierre's thoughts on the CT shooting. We should tweet, Facebook, etc....

The trick is to be stunningly polite, and keep them on the line.


If a couple hundred thousand people do that, it should keep these fuckers quite busy.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:16 PM

17. Well in the interest of not having people go to their website:

You can call the NRA-ILA - the NRA's legislative arm at this number:

Contact Us

Please note: Inquiries from NRA Members receive preferential priority and will be responded to first. If you are not a member but would like to begin enjoying all the benefits of membership today, join now. You may also contact us by phone at (800) 392-VOTE (8683), Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., EST.

If you have a question about your membership, please call 1-877-NRA-2000.

https://www.nraila.org/secure/contact-us.aspx

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:31 PM

7. Thanks. OP updated.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:51 PM

14. Why should it be cancelled?

 

These people had nothing to do with the shooting, I really can't stand the discrimination against all gun owners as if we are all to blame for one crazy person's actions. If a black guy robs a bank, do we say all black people must be banned? If a gay man rapes a young boy, do we say all gays are horrible? I know there are a select few out there that would agree to that, but for the most part everyone can see the absurdity of that logic. So why is the reverse not true? The evil was the person who thought it was a good idea to go on a shooting spree, not the guns. Guns can be used for good or for evil, they are nothing but a tool. It's the people behind them that are good or evil. Cops are treated as heroes and yet they wield guns, and a cop could just as easily decide to turn and use his gun for wrong, but who would be at fault? Would you take away all cops weapons? You need to hear about all of the occasions when a citizen had a gun and stopped a crime from happening, but those aren't reported nearly as much as something devastating. If one of those teacher's would have had a gun, maybe this could have all been prevented, but you will never be able to take away all the tools out there to prevent a crazy, evil person from doing harm to others in one form or another. It's just impossible and a sad truth.

But the average gun owner is not a danger to society, I went with my dad to gun shows when I was a kid and had fun. We'd buy a gun and come home and go target shooting or hunting. No evil was ever involved, I don't understand why people can't see that. Not to mention how many lives hunters save from car accidents involving deer, either.

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Response to BossMare78 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:52 PM

15. You're the real victim.

Need a hug?

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Response to BossMare78 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:54 PM

16. Welcome to DU!



The fact you can't understand why a gun show at this time might be painful for some members of the Newtown community is rather interesting.

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Response to BossMare78 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:17 PM

18. Those poor gun owners...

Having to resort to the many millions of other places to buy guns

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Response to BossMare78 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:53 PM

19. I don't have too much money, but perhaps I have enough to purchase a clue for you

PM me if you're interested.

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Response to BossMare78 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:59 PM

20. The inconvenience to you & shift of attention from you is truly disgraceful...

I feel your pain....


How dare the families of all those dead children receive ALL the sympathy!
Poor poor gun-lovers...









(hopefully not needed)..... this one is

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Response to BossMare78 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:08 PM

21. If your life is empty and worthless without guns, perhaps it's time for some self-reflection.

Anyway, have you ever stopped to consider why countries that ban these weapons have far fewer gun-related deaths than we do? Is it because the guns are illegal? That's rich. I can hear it now from two thieves in England or someplace:

"Oy! Nigel! You cawn't use 'at gun! It's illegal!"

No. It's because they're unavailable to the general public. One may use the drug-dealer argument, I suppose. but then one would have to explain how a person can swallow fifty Bushmasters, and then just saunter past customs. Or be able to flush 20 rifles down the toilet when the cops show up at the door.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:20 PM

22. Perhaps he needs a tissue for his issue? Poor, sad little gunner . . .

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Response to BossMare78 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:37 PM

24. Awwwwwwww.

Does little man need his precious?????

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:34 PM

23. There won't be any gun show in Westchester County, NY either. . .

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