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Old April 10, 2013, 10:07 AM   #38
Join Date: March 4, 2005
Location: Ohio
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Yes. Thirty years ago, when I first started going to gun shows you could rent a table for $20 for the weekend. In the interim, the facility rental and insurance costs have gone way up and the commercial promoters have taken the business over from the gun clubs and other associations that used to sponsor shows. Today it costs $200 to $400 per weekend to have a table at a show around here. As a result, the small private sellers who used to treat the shows as a social occasion and didn't really care if they sold anything or not have all been replaced by professional gun show sellers. It's so rare to see a bonafide private seller at a show around here now that the so-called "gunshow loophole" is, de facto, non-existent.
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