HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Justice & Public Safety » Gun Control & RKBA (Group) » Giffords to attend gun sh...

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 02:48 AM

Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model (SF Gate)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.

Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, a former combat pilot and astronaut, are scheduled to be with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday to highlight a voluntary agreement to monitor gun show sales and stricter state gun control law.

--- Snip ---

Under the agreements worked out by Schneiderman, all firearms are tagged at the entrances to gun shows. Operators must provide computer stations for sellers to do national background checks. Guns are checked as they are taken away through a limited number of exits to make sure background checks were performed. No buyers can leave a show without documentation of a proper sale.

Operators must also notify local police so they can patrol near shows watching for illegal sales. Schneiderman also has a staff member at each gun show to work with operators to monitor compliance with the new gun control law.

--- Snip ---


Now that NY requires background checks on all transfers, this seems reasonably efficient...

2 replies, 1027 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model (SF Gate) (Original post)
petronius Oct 2013 OP
Duckhunter935 Oct 2013 #1
AtheistCrusader Oct 2013 #2

Response to petronius (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 09:32 AM

1. good thing


that NY was able to stop all private transfers without background checks. I am sure gun crime will stop now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:43 PM

2. It will have little impact on illicit sales.

People so-interested will seek other venues if they are motivated enough.

Doesn't mean its not worth doing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread