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December 29, 2012

Next Phase Of The Gun Control Fight....Gun Shows

It's NY and all but still.

In an open letter sent to the Times Union on Thursday, Petronis, president of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates (NEACA), said those working to stop the show were "trying again to steal a little piece of freedom from our grasp."

It was followed Friday by an online petition created by Robert LeClair, a Hudson Falls gun owner. His effort at change.org asks City Center officials to keep the gun show. It states: "The sudden knee-jerk need to ban a perceived threat by the uninformed, ignorant few who have no understanding of what they want banned will have widespread repercussions against the constitutional rights of our children and their children."

Their efforts came five days after Susan Steer started a petition asking the City Center to cancel the gun show out of respect for the victims and families of Newtown, Conn. Her petition says community members were horrified over the massacre at the elementary school and shocked at the thought of someone being able to purchase a semiautomatic weapon along Broadway at the City Center. The center is operated by an authority whose members are nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Organizers are caving a bit by "asking" vendors not to bring AR-15s with them or display them discretely.

Of course the lunacy of all of this as the show's promoters points out is there are 15 gun stores within a a half hour of the convention center. Like the newspaper that published the list of permit holders, this is nothing more than rank harassment and an effort to marginalize people for daring to exercise their rights.

At the moment, the anti-gun show online petition is over a thousand "signatures" while the pro-show petition is only at about 400 or so. So, if you're so inclined....

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posted by DrewM. at 01:01 PM

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