News comments on Virginia gun show.


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Shovelhead
August 1, 2004, 11:25 AM
Saw coverage of the show on this morning's news. :cool:

Looks like a huge turnout, and no reports of those mean-ole guns jumping off of tables and shooting anyone.

However, there were several video clips of SELLERS holding/showing handguns with their finger ON THE TRIGGER.
I'm sure the media edited out all the proper handling in order to show what they would perceive to be threatening footage to the masses.

Just wanted to say Keep on your toes, the public is watching. ;)

Ed

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cookhj
August 1, 2004, 11:55 AM
it was definately a good show, and yeah, the cameras were there. i think i saw at least 3 crews walking around.

316SS
August 1, 2004, 01:02 PM
However, there were several video clips of SELLERS holding/showing handguns with their finger ON THE TRIGGER.

Just wanted to say Keep on your toes, the public is watching.

I thought you kept your finger off the trigger so YOU DON'T ACCIDENTLY SHOOT ANYONE (yourself included).

:what: :evil:

316SS

0007
August 1, 2004, 01:49 PM
I don't think any Florida shows have allowed reporters or cameras for a long time just because they were burned so often by the "press".

David Park
August 2, 2004, 05:30 PM
I saw a short story on the local ABC news. Reportedly there were 10,000 people through the door on Saturday. Too bad the news crews didn't show up until Sunday.

Here's the local CBS coverage with the finger-on-trigger footage:
http://www.wusatv9.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=31895

Bubbles
August 3, 2004, 11:58 AM
Try working from the dealer's side of the table sometime. I guarantee you will see every safety violation under the sun over the course of the two days.

RWK
August 3, 2004, 12:19 PM
I did not attend, even though Dulles is fairly close, since I am not fond of crowds, lines, hassles, parking delays, and so forth. However, I will likely attend the next Dulles/Northern Virginia show, which should be smaller, due to less “curiosity” attendees.

There was considerable press coverage; this show was the first in Fairfax County in approximately 50 years. I hope the massive attendance illustrates to Virginia politicians that there is a STRONG pro-firearms element, even in the “liberal” NoVa DC suburbs.

MrAcheson
August 3, 2004, 02:25 PM
Coverage was pretty neutral too. The Washington Post had a fairly even handed story on it this weekend. I don't really like State pre-emption in local affairs, but sometimes the state can really clean crap up.

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