[FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]Got this in an email from the NRA. I thought that they just fought this battle like a year ago or so? [/FONT]
Texas: Travis County Commissioners Court to Vote on Tuesday on Future of Saxet Gun Shows at Expo Center
Saxet Gun Shows have been held in the Austin area for over twenty years, are well-run and well-attended, and generate over $100,000 in revenue for the county annually. The Saxet Gun Shows are a staple of the gun owning community, and now their future in Austin is seriously threatened.
The Expo Center is the only viable facility in Travis County for these events. Gun control advocates are pushing the Commissioners Court to either refuse to renew the contract with Saxet's promoter to use it, which would effectively ban gun shows in Travis County, or require that all transactions at Saxet events be conducted through federal firearm licensed dealers (FFLs). Requirements like these would effectively ban all private gun transfers at these shows.
In other words, if they can't ban gun shows in the Austin area outright, they are demanding that the county impose restrictions on firearms sales at Saxet Gun Shows over and above what is required by both state and federal law.
The Travis County Commissioners Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, at the following location:
If you care about the future of gun shows in Austin, please attend this meeting and urge county commissioners to renew the contract with Saxet, with no ineffective gun control strings attached. Talking points are provided below on how and why restrictions on private transfers will do nothing to reduce crime.
Travis County Administration Building
700 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Why Oppose Restrictions on Private Firearm Transfers at Gun Shows?
Samuel Brisco (County Judge)
Ron Davis (Precinct 1)
Bruce Todd (Precinct 2)
Gerald Daugherty (Precinct 3)
Margaret Gomez (Precinct 4)