Posted by Mike Cheney, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Mar 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Would we stop having car shows if someone was hurt by a car at the fairgrounds due to them "Lighting Up" their tires? NO! This was a waste of time and We should have the right to have Gun Shows if it is supported by the people. By the attendance of Gun Shows I would say it is a YES.
Posted by Dwaine Taylor, a resident of Livermore, on Mar 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Can you imagine test driving a car that is tethered? Getting the feel of a gun that is tethered is just as ridiculous. Congratulations to Judge Kozinski for leaving yet another jack-booted hoof print on trampled citizenry.
Posted by Vicki Broset, a resident of another community, on Mar 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm
I had attended many gun shows when they were at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton and not one time was there ever a problem. So why were they punished for the fair times' situation and Mary Kings push to ban gun shows? It really was wrong and a restraint of trade to the promoters and each individual that set up and brought revenue to that community. It wasn't just firearms, it was coins, jewelry, ammo, safes, sporting goods, accessories, jerky, knives, and just so much more, something for everyone and always busy. Personally a lesson needs to be taught to Alameda County that they can't keep doing this to people, especially when the fairgrounds are for the public. I hope the Nordyke's get all they deserve after their long hard fight. This wasn't a fight just for themselves, but a fight for the people's rights in the state of CA. Had the Nordykes not done this, do people realize what could have happened all over? Kiss your 2nd admendmentrights goodbye. There is so much that people don't realize if they don't read into all of it. That's why they have fought this so hard. Thank-you to Russ & Sallie Nordyke, and their lawyer Don Kilmer!
Posted by Vicki Broset, a resident of another community, on Mar 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm
As for guns being unloaded and tethered....the firearms at all shows are UNLOADED, that is just the rules of any show. All firearms must be strapped too unless being inspected and then immediately restrapped. It will be interesting to see them strapped and possibly tethered it that is something that is implemented. Why do people not read what is already being done instead of just slamming things out there thinking it will work without thinking things through? All Local, State, Federal laws must be obeyed at a show just as if you walk into a regular place of business. It's just the way it is. I hope the judges figure this out.