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No guns allowed at Reno gun show. Period.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    WTF is this horsecrap? Sounds like a major boycott is in order.<br>
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    Dear valued vendor,<br>
    <br>
    In light of the recent unfortunate incident at Virginia Tech there has been a Corporate decision made to show our support to the families and loved ones of the victims by displaying no guns at the Boomtown Gun Knife and Hunting Show scheduled for May 11, 12 & 13.<br>
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    The show will continue as scheduled. All hunting equipment, knives, accessories, sporting goods etc... will be displayed and sold as normal. The ONLY change to the show will be that there will be NO guns displayed.<br>
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    I will be away at the Laughlin River Run today through Sunday. I will return to the office on Monday to handle any changes you may need to make in your table order status. Should you desire a change you may call and leave your name, company name and the table changes you desire on the answer machine<br>
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    Please NO OTHER calls.<br>
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    PLEASE leave all questions until Monday when it will be appropriate to call me. The answer to your most common questions has been supplied. YES we are having a Gun Accessory, Knife, Hunting, Sporting Goods Show as scheduled. NO you may not bring guns. All questions related to who, what, why etc are: The decision has been made to honor the victims of Virginia Tech. END OF STORY.<br>
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    Rest assured the customers will still be there to shop. You have all seen the advertising. I also wish to offer my thanks to all of you as gun enthusiasts and vendors for continuing to support all my efforts in this venture. I appreciate your continued support of the show.<br>
    <br>
    Thank you for your support and understanding,<br>
    Bert Guy<br>
    www.GatlingGuns.com<br>
    928-854-3538<br>
    <br>
    Should you have any urgent NEEDS you may contact<br>
    <br>
    Sheryl Pacini<br>
    <br>
    Special Events Coordinator<br>
    <br>
    Boomtown Casino & Hotel<br>
    <br>
    P. O. Box 399<br>
    <br>
    Verdi, NV 89439<br>
    <br>
    Business: 775-345-8762
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    More horsecrap....<br>
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    I have pasted my original message below for any of you that may not have received it.<br>
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    I must explain that the Corporate decision comes from WAY above GatlingGuns.com and Boomtown Casino, both of which are 100% in support of a traditional Gun Show. We have however been OVER RULED without any further actions available to us at this time.<br>
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    The Show Must Go On!<br>
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    I wish to offer a concession to all vendors that can and will continue to support our Gun Accessory, Knife and Hunting Sporting Goods Show. I will reduce table costs to $25 per table.<br>
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    My apologies for being away from the office at this most inconvenience time. I will return Monday a.m. at the latest to make any changes for you.<br>
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    For those of you that sell 100% guns I am very sorry to lose you and your business. I understand completely and I thank you for your support.<br>
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    For those childish inconsiderate vendors insistent on leaving vulgar messages on the answer machine at my home office for my wife and children to hear, Please refrain or at least have the guts to leave your name AND explain to my 7 year old why you need to speak that way to his mommy. He doesn't understand your immature behaviors.<br>
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    Granted we are all inconvenienced by this decision. Certainly I am.<br>
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    All of your APPROPRIATE email responses will be read. All Vulgar or threatening messages are counter productive to us.<br>
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    I hope to see all of you at the show!<br>
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    Thank you,<br>
    Bert Guy<br>
    www.GatlingGuns.com<br>
    <br>
    Dear valued vendor,<br>
    <br>
    In light of the recent unfortunate incident at Virginia Tech there has been a Corporate decision made to show our support to the families and loved ones of the victims by displaying no guns at the Boomtown Gun Knife and Hunting Show scheduled for May 11, 12 & 13.<br>
    <br>
    The show will continue as scheduled. All hunting equipment, knives, accessories, sporting goods etc... will be displayed and sold as normal. The ONLY change to the show will be that there will be NO guns displayed.<br>
    <br>
    I will be away at the Laughlin River Run today through Sunday. I will return to the office on Monday to handle any changes you may need to make in your table order status. Should you desire a change you may call and leave your name, company name and the table changes you desire on the answer machine<br>
    <br>
    Please NO OTHER calls.<br>
    <br>
    PLEASE leave all questions until Monday when it will be appropriate to call me. The answer to your most common questions has been supplied. YES we are having a Gun Accessory, Knife, Hunting, Sporting Goods Show as scheduled. NO you may not bring guns. All questions related to who, what, why etc are: The decision has been made to honor the victims of Virginia Tech. END OF STORY.<br>
    <br>
    Rest assured the customers will still be there to shop. You have all seen the advertising. I also wish to offer my thanks to all of you as gun enthusiasts and vendors for continuing to support all my efforts in this venture. I appreciate your continued support of the show.<br>
    <br>
    Thank you for your support and understanding,<br>
    Bert Guy<br>
    www.GatlingGuns.com<br>
    928-854-3538<br>
    <br>
    Should you have any urgent NEEDS you may contact<br>
    <br>
    Sheryl Pacini<br>
    <br>
    Special Events Coordinator<br>
    <br>
    Boomtown Casino & Hotel<br>
    <br>
    P. O. Box 399<br>
    <br>
    Verdi, NV 89439<br>
    <br>
    Business: 775-345-8762
     
  3. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    What a novel approach.

    A gun show with no guns.

    This sounds like it is straight out of a Seinfeld episode.

    What's next, a car show with no cars, or a boat show with no boat?

    Hauxfan!
     
  4. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't it seem that some groups are practically inciting a civil uprising?

    Locally they are raising my property taxes to pay for 3 more new schools, when enrollment is down, and local graduation rates are at an all time low.

    Of course, there are more unionized teachers than ever before, and more teachers aids to consider.

    In Indiana, you mention schools, or (so-called) public safety, and the money starts flowing like there is an endless supply. Indianapolis is going to build a multi-million dollar bicycle path somewhere in the downtown area, using DOT monies, and some donations?!?

    I guess that's one way to keep the Mayor's friends in business.

    Danny
     
  5. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Consumers and Gun owners should send a message back to the "way above my head decision" and not attend. Sounds as though the NRA should purchase a news paper ad informing consumers there will be no guns there. The same idiots that made this decision are the same ones who created the safe zones where we are protected. Stupid, stupid, stupid! Jake
     
  6. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    A gun show with no guns should = a gun show with no customers attending....
     
  7. Bawana

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    Must be a Dem running the show because only they would pull a stupid stunt like that. Show respect for the VT people but don't be so stupid.
     
  8. ronbo142

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    The guns are not guilty, with that defeatist attitude you are giving into to the liberal gun haters.

    Ronbo
     
  9. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    After 911, there was an uprising of sentiment against our public range through letters to the editor - and our paper (if you can believe it) is pro-range. At that same time, there was an editorial by Slaton White (former Editor for Field & Stream) who talked about not sucumbing to irrational fears and the best way to return to normalcy was to do what we do.

    I in turn paraphrased that editorial in my own letter to the editor.

    If we allow pandering and support it, then we also condone it. I think they could've just as easily had a public display of support through the use a moment or two of silence in VT's honor and/or donation of a portion of gate proceeds to benefit the families who lost a loved one.

    I won't say they're being stupid, because the powers to be got where they are by NOT being stupid, just pandering instead of turning lemons into lemonade.

    Jay
     
  10. Hauxfan

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    Hey Shootlow, maybe there would be no sausage and no syrup to go along with that no pancake feed......lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  11. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    You can leave feedback at this link...

    http://renogamingguide.com/boomtown.html
     
  12. gasman03

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    How many of you that have posted about this thread were going to go to this in the first place? He did not say that this was going to be the new every year way. They are trying to show some repect for people which the way it looks many of us could take a lesson from. How many of you ever went to a garage sale that was in the front yard and not the garage. You people need to grow up and have some feeling for other people other than your selves. It not like anyone is trying to take away anything.

    Corey
     
  13. famill00

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    What a crock os S H I T.

    Forrest
     
  14. Burnpwdr

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    I'm all for showing respect for the innocent victims of the VT slaughter, but not allowing guns at a gun show to do so makes absolutlely no sense to me. How many air shows banned planes after 911? Why is it that when it comes to guns the PC approach is to always blame the inanimate object and not the whacko that used it?

    Having said that, you have to understand that I was traumatized as a child. No matter how much I pleaded, my parents wouldn't blame the dirt clod I threw that put 10 stiches in my brother's head. (Spanking was still in vogue back then).

    Goodbye 2nd Amendment....JMHO Doug
     
  15. larryj

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    I think they should have twice as many guns in honor of the lives that could have been saved by just one more gun. This gun would have to have been carried by one of the 32 innocent victims. Larryj
     
  16. Lyle

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    I don't think it shows any respect to the VT people if this is the purpose. To me, it only shows that we DO think guns are bad............we'll bring the guns out later after we've shown respect, ect.

    I have or had no plans to attend this show but I would think that a gun show and the guns in it have zero to do with some crazy S.O.B. doing what he did.

    Perhaps we should make a push to ALLOW CCW on campuses to show some respect for the people who were not allowed to protect themselves.

    Lyle
     
  17. jbmOU

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    will there be no cars at the car show either?
     
  18. itsnotyou

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    This just tells us where not to purchase gun accessories, or guns from Bert Guy at Gatling Guns.com a company like this needs to go out of business.

    "I must explain that the Corporate decision comes from WAY above GatlingGuns.com and Boomtown Casino, both of which are 100% in support of a traditional Gun Show. We have however been OVER RULED without any further actions available to us at this time." What Corporation decited this?


    Best thing to do is not show up at this gun show and let them stand and talk to themselves. This is just stupid crap..... I would like them to explain how this honors anyone????
     
  19. primed

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    In honor of the Virginia Tech victims, they should ban mentally unstable people. Of course a casino does not prosper without the mentally unstable.

    Bob
     
  20. CS303

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    I just received this in a e-mail today.

    Chet

    Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott , the father of Rachel Scott , a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

    They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous w ords spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

    "Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott , and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

    "The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel o ut in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

    "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent

    I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem j ust four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. This was written way before I knew I would be speaking here today:

    Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
    Your words are empty air.
    You've stripped away our heritage,
    You've outlawed simple prayer.
    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    And precious children die.
    You seek for answers everywhere,
    And ask the question "Why?"
    You regulate restrictive laws,
    Through legislative creed.
    And yet you fail to understand,
    That God is what we need!



    "Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational
    systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of mass acre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

    "As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to yo u a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your
    own heart before casting the first stone!

    My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"

    Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech. Please send this out to everyone you can.



    GOD BLESS YOU !
     
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