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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:14 PM

Travis Expo center gun show in jeopardy (Austin, TX)

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/travis-expo-center-gun-showsin-jeopardy

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Gun shows at the Travis County Expo Center are in jeopardy after a concerned citizen raised issues with the events during the December 21 st county commissioner meeting.

Ed Scruggs voiced concerns about using a county-run, public facility for the use of nine Saxet Trade Shows in 2013.

“The fact this is happening on taxpayer supported property was shocking to me,” Scruggs said to KXAN.

His comments during the meeting have led to an agenda item for the January 8 th meeting that calls for commissioners to discuss their contract with Saxet.

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TX gun shows are the biggest GOP douchefests in the whole US of A.

yup

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Reply Travis Expo center gun show in jeopardy (Austin, TX) (Original post)
jpak Jan 2013 OP
overthehillvet Jan 2013 #1
gejohnston Jan 2013 #2
ileus Jan 2013 #3
Control-Z Jan 2013 #6
gejohnston Jan 2013 #7
ileus Jan 2013 #11
virginia mountainman Jan 2013 #9
ileus Jan 2013 #12
virginia mountainman Jan 2013 #8
ileus Jan 2013 #14
Control-Z Jan 2013 #4
gejohnston Jan 2013 #5
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #10
rl6214 Jan 2013 #13
jimmy the one Jan 2013 #15
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #16

Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:18 PM

1. Your talking about Texas

 

Nothing will change.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:23 PM

2. You think the county is going to let

$128K slip through their fingers?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:52 PM

3. The Roanoke and Beckley shows are on for this weekend.

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Response to ileus (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:55 PM

6. I hope there are complaints!! Lots and lots of angry people! (nt)

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:01 PM

7. Beckly West Virginia?

If his neck of the woods are anything like mine, guns is something liberals and conservatives have in common. My home state's Democratic Party's platform defines owning a gun as a civil right.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:34 AM

11. yeah WV.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:59 PM

9. yea, they will be complaints,and angry people...

The prices will be too damn high, but hey, talk of gun control, makes gun sellers rich~

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:35 AM

12. There will be complaints for the lack of ammo and ARs.

And crowds...

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Response to ileus (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:58 PM

8. Yep, thanks for reminding me!!!

Thinking about going and seeing what I can get!

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:28 AM

14. I'm on call this weekend or I'd make the trip.

Don't really need anything at today's panic prices but it'd be nice to look around.

I could use a couple more k of 223/556 to feed the AR's but I'd dare say there will be zero on hand there.

Last show I went to was a great one. They had one company set up that would build you a custom AR upper to whatever spec you wanted while you watched. Pick out the barrel, bolt, gas block, flash hider, bolt ect... it was fun to watch.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:53 PM

4. Good!

I want this to happen everywhere. With enough complaints from the People it may just get somewhere. Here's to hoping.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:55 PM

5. there doesn't seem to be a complaint from "the people"

just a politician

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:01 PM

10. I really doesn't look like any kind of a groundswell

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:15 AM

13. May just have to take a trip to Austin to visit the sister in laws family

 

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:05 AM

15. Austin most liberal texas town, or city

Austin is reputed to be the most liberal texas city, altho maybe 'least conservative' might be better put.
Dunno really, only thing of possible interest in texas would be the alamo, due being miiltary history fan; well I guess also, texas/brazos was home of quanah, warring commanche chief, later americanized.

You won't be hearing any groups singing 'gimme back my bullets', on 'austin city limits', any time soon.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:34 PM

16. Been to Saxet several times. Not a bad show. Got my Stevens 311D there,

and my Ruger PSS .357 there as well. Plenty of counter culture folks & minorities go. Lousy food, though, and none nearby.

I don't think Ed's plan will go anywhere.

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