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monotonous_iterancy
January 26, 2013, 11:53 PM
I read an article about a Chicago area gun show in which guns were not sold. Apparently it was more a "showing of guns" than a show which guns were sold. The article says that no dealers would join, then it says that it was meant to be more of a workshop, an informative type thing.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-gun-show-chicago-20130127,0,7862107.story

Any thoughts?

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carpboy
January 27, 2013, 12:14 AM
I got a good laugh when I read that people were demanding their money back!Here in Las Vegas every yr the Antique Arms&Collectors show is held at the Rivera Hotel.No beef jerky or jewelry is to be seen and the show is worth seeing once.I saw a North American Arms 1911 there
one of the rarest editions of the 1911 ever made.

mrvco
January 27, 2013, 12:25 AM
Within an hour of the Friday afternoon opening of the three-day event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, people who had paid $10 for advance tickets online and $12 at the door were asking for their money back.

Marc Levine, a sales executive for Outdoor Sports Group, which organized the show, quickly obliged.

"The last thing I want to do is for a guy to go to his car and come back shooting," said Levine, who organized the gun show in conjunction with the well-known Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, which has taken place for more than 30 years. "We do have guns here, they're just 100 years old, and you can't find any gunpowder for them."


Wow, that's some great imagery to put in the Chicago Tribune. With friends like that... :barf:

monotonous_iterancy
January 27, 2013, 01:15 AM
So are these "gun showings" of collectable guns common?

larryh1108
January 27, 2013, 10:30 AM
A large part of it was the local gun shops didn't have any inventory to display. No guns, no ammo, why bother to buy tables? Of course, it was in Chicago (Rosemont) so the politics of the show must have also been a factor.

BrotherFrankie
January 27, 2013, 10:44 AM
so.. it was like a carshow... lookie but dont touch..

481
January 27, 2013, 12:12 PM
Within an hour of the Friday afternoon opening of the three-day event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, people who had paid $10 for advance tickets online and $12 at the door were asking for their money back.

Marc Levine, a sales executive for Outdoor Sports Group, which organized the show, quickly obliged.

"The last thing I want to do is for a guy to go to his car and come back shooting," said Levine, who organized the gun show in conjunction with the well-known Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, which has taken place for more than 30 years. "We do have guns here, they're just 100 years old, and you can't find any gunpowder for them."


Wow, that's some great imagery to put in the Chicago Tribune. With friends like that... :barf:

His opinion of his customer base makes me wonder why he bothered with the "show" at all.

If he truly believes that a horde of angry gun owners is going to come back "guns ablazin' " for ten lousy bucks, then why do something like this in the first place?

DonP
January 27, 2013, 01:32 PM
I saw the promos for that "gun show".

"No firearms or ammunition will be sold at the show". Then what's the point of paying $10 to look at somebody else's stuff?

I went to the Princeton gun show instead, where they actually sold guns and ammo. Finally found a brick of small pistol primers, yay! Very crowded when I was there.

From the things coming out of the mouth of the show promoter, I didn't miss much.

larryh1108
January 27, 2013, 01:56 PM
It's obvious the promoter is anti-gun to make such a stupid statement. No gun person I know would even consider that thought, let alone saying it in public. He only wanted the money.

chris in va
January 27, 2013, 03:37 PM
Well, they did say it was a gun 'show'. ;)

OpelBlitz
January 27, 2013, 04:36 PM
I almost went to that! Glad I didn't.

Deltaboy
January 27, 2013, 04:41 PM
What a joke.

itchy1
January 27, 2013, 05:19 PM
Meanwhile, another banner weekend for homicides in the Windy City. Ironic how the political leaders who preside over the deadliest cities in America feel entitled to tell the rest of us how their laws are going to make us all safer.

gym
January 27, 2013, 05:40 PM
This is like the emperors new clothes. Why bother billing it as a "gun show", if there are no guns for sale?
They took the term "Gun Show", literally. Like want to see some guns?
Although Car show and Boat shows usually just amount to "looking at the cars and boats, at least you can order one there in most instances. This guy probablly won't be having many more shows

Fishslayer
January 27, 2013, 07:01 PM
His opinion of his customer base makes me wonder why he bothered with the "show" at all.

$$$

If he truly believes that a horde of angry gun owners is going to come back "guns ablazin' " for ten lousy bucks, then why do something like this in the first place?

Well... it IS Chicago... :evil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOvH-7lcjb0

stashu
January 27, 2013, 08:35 PM
This was not a "gun show"...this was the yearly "outdoors show, we go almost every year.

It's basically a fishing, camping, outdoors show with tackle manufacturers, hunting and fishing lodges, boat manufacturers, archery, hawg trough, fishing for the kids, etc.

This was the first year I had ever seen this "Chicago Gun Show" logo to the side of the regular ad.

They did have a separate section which featured gun safety seminars, an Illinois State Rifle Association booth, a couple of shooting clubs, and Mr. McDonald from the famed McDonald v. Chicago case that went to the Supreme Court.

I don't know who was trying to market the "Chicago Gun Show" angle, but there have never been guns at these things.

So, that's the real scoop folks.

flyskater
January 27, 2013, 11:25 PM
The real gun show in Chicago is at the hood. They probably have better arsenal of weapons than the rest of the law abiding citizens there. And you'll find shell casings laying on the streets.

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