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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:51 PM

WTF! NBC Sports is sponsoring the largest gun show in America

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The SHOT Show is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions.

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Today, Media Matters’ Matt Gertz goes on to say:


But it is more than just a trade show; according to its organizer, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (the trade association for firearms manufacturers and dealers), “Any SHOT attendee will tell you the show is more than about selling and buying; it’s a powerful display of industry unity and its resolve to meet any challenge affecting the right to make, sell and own firearms.”


Alot more at the link. Including sponsors. Look at whose name is missing. Was it scrubbed?
All these people are just plain sick





http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/01/12/nbc-sports-is-sponsoring-the-largest-gun-show-in-america/

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Reply WTF! NBC Sports is sponsoring the largest gun show in America (Original post)
sheshe2 Jan 2013 OP
kaboom15 Jan 2013 #1
spanone Jan 2013 #10
Recursion Jan 2013 #2
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #3
Recursion Jan 2013 #4
ileus Jan 2013 #5
X_Digger Jan 2013 #6
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #8
X_Digger Jan 2013 #12
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #13
X_Digger Jan 2013 #14
MichaelHarris Jan 2013 #7
Recursion Jan 2013 #9
Arcanetrance Jan 2013 #11
Larrymoe Curlyshemp Jan 2013 #15

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:56 PM

1. great show.....

 

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Response to kaboom15 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:51 PM

10. killing is a wonderful thing.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:03 PM

2. SHOT is more industry types. It's a trade show

Police departments send people to evaluate their next purchases, there are presentations, etc. this is a trade show, not what you probably think of when you say "gun show". Think COMDEX.

It's also wicked expensive to get in to it.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:17 PM

3. Sorry, but read an except from one of the link!

You're right...it should really be named a "HORROR SHOW" not a gun show. The people that get their jollies from this make me sick!



http://mediamatters.org/blog/2011/01/25/shot-show-2011-the-second-amendment-aint-about/175491

"Our dual tube feature maximizes operator lethality," said sales representative Chad Enos as he brandished a floor model of the KSG 12-gauge, a new pistol-grip shotgun produced by the American firearms manufacturer Kel-Tec. "This bad boy looks like it shouldn't be legal. But it is."


The Kel-Tec display area was packed during the 2011 SHOT Show, held January 18 to 21, the largest annual gathering of firearms makers and dealers in the United States.

The KSG was one of the hottest guns to debut. As demonstrated by Enos, a selector switch enables the shooter to alternate between two seven-shot magazines. This means the KSG holds 15 rounds, with one chambered. A standard police-issue shotgun holds six.




This was the 33rd annual SHOT Show. It was the biggest show in SHOT history and drew roughly 50,000 attendees who reveled in the firepower displayed by around 1,600 exhibitors spread across more than 650,000 square feet of total exhibit space -- five times the size of the casino floor at Caesar's Palace.

Looming over the main entrance to the Sands Expo & Convention Center was a massive banner of a leering Grim Reaper with glowering red-eyes, wielding a scythe. It advertised a laser scope called the Eliminator.

Death personified also symbolized the timing of SHOT, which began just 10 days after Jared Loughner opened fire on a crowd in Tucson, Ariz., killing six people and wounding 13, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner used a Glock-19 handgun, the same gun used in 2007 by Virginia Tech spree shooter Seung-Hui Cho to kill 32 people and wound 17. Lougher's Glock-19 was equipped with a 30-round magazine. Cho's held 15 bullets.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:21 PM

4. Yup. Compare that to a regular actual gun show

Regular gun shows are dudes with card tables renting spaces to sell their private collection.

This is firearms manufacturers demonstrating their latest stuff to dealers and law enforcement. I don't think they even sell guns here.

This upsets you, I get that.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:27 PM

5. You have to be a dealer or other firearm industry insider to attend.

(at least that's what I believe) Kinda like SEMA.


It's a great time for companies to roll out their latest offerings that will bring buyers into the shops in the coming year.


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:28 PM

6. SHOT is to guns what the Flow Expo is to plumbing..

Namely, it's an industry trade show. You can't just show up and buy a gun.

http://www.shotshow.org/Register-Today/
Attendance at the SHOT Show is RESTRICTED to the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services ONLY. The show is not open to the public, and NO one under age 16 shall be admitted (including infants).


So no, just like you (Joe Public) can't go to the Flow Expo and buy a new sink, you (Joe Public) can't go to the SHOT show and buy a gun. Home Depot can buy a million sinks at Flow, and Gander Mountain can buy guns at SHOT.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:48 PM

8. ...

http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2013/01/11/1437501/why-is-nbc-sports-sponsoring-americas-largest-gun-show/


SHOT Show is billed as the “the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries” and “the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms.” But it is more than just a trade show; according to its organizer, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (the trade association for firearms manufacturers and dealers), “Any SHOT attendee will tell you the show is more than about selling and buying; it’s a powerful display of industry unity and its resolve to meet any challenge affecting the right to make, sell and own firearms.”

It’s one thing for NBC Sports to promote the safe and responsible ownership of guns used in the type of outdoor sports it broadcasts. The SHOT Show, though, seems less a place for hunters and outdoorsmen and women than it does a place where attendees can buy, trade, and otherwise gawk at the high-powered, military- and law-enforcement grade weapons and ammunition that, frankly, have no place in a rational society.

There is a marked difference between those types of weapons and the firearms used by hunters and people who shoot for sport. That distinction is often covered up by organizations like the National Rifle Association, which has instead resorted to promoting the paranoid and absurd belief that liberal politicians in Washington are coming after everyone’s guns. Blurring that distinction is profitable for it and possibly even the National Sports Shooting Foundation (which puts on the SHOT Show), the types of groups that often deny the role of guns in mass killings and America’s high rates of gun violence, because the paranoia that results brings larger crowds to gun shows and pads the bottom line.

But that explanation doesn’t work for NBC Sports, which, as a media organization, shouldn’t just want to promote that distinction but has an obligation to. No one is targeting the guns used in hunting and sport-shooting, because we can curb gun violence in this country without attacking the people who are able to safely and responsibly own and operate firearms for sporting purposes. Those guns, and those gun owners, aren’t the root of America’s gun violence problem, and that’s a fact recognized by everyone involved in the debate over how to prevent gun violence in America (yes, even the NRA). By making that distinction clear, NBC Sports could go a long way in making that debate smarter, sharper, and more accurate. It’s a shame it has chosen not to.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:52 PM

12. How does any of that address what I said?

Or what I actually posted, from the SHOT show itself?!?

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:02 PM

13. Sorry,X_Digger...

It doesn't. The whole topic, just makes me see red.
I read the excerpt you posted when I scrolled their site earlier.

Again I apologize,

sheshe

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:06 PM

14. No worries.. I'm just getting over that nasty flu, so it could have been me, hehe.

My eyes aren't what they normally are right now.

At least I got some cool fever dreams out of it.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:45 PM

7. Didn't they get fined

for us seeing Janet Jackson's AK-34C assault nipple? When Janet Jackson's gun popped out at the Super Bowl we changed the way half time's were done, we fined TV stations, and we changed federal law. When 20 children were gunned down at school we did.....nothing.

A well regulated Breast, being necessary to the security of a free Woman, the right of the people to keep and bear Nipples, shall not be infringed.

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Response to MichaelHarris (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:49 PM

9. Is it being televised? (nt)

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:52 PM

11. Have you watched the nbc sports network its almost nothing but shows about guns

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:08 PM

15. NBC

 

The network that let Conan go to keep Jay, the network that fired Ann Curry but kept Matt Zzzzz, the network that went from #1 to #4 in three years.

What a shock!

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