BOOK YOUR TABLES SOON AS MANY LOCATIONS SELL OUT WELL IN ADVANCE!!! (Click here to make reservations) NASHVILLE, TN: Update on the Nashville Gun Show ban June 15, 2017...
On June 15, 2017, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued an opinion regarding the challenge by Tennessee Firearms Association and the Bill Goodman Gun and Knife Shows to the action by
the Metro Fair Board to stop leasing space at the publicly owned fairgrounds in Nashville to anyone who wanted to conduct a gun show event.
The court of appeals concluded, in summary, that neither TFA nor the Goodman plaintiffs had “standing” to question whether Metro was violating the law. This determination has shocked
many 2nd Amendment supporters and should shock other supporters of the fairgrounds because it effectively means that Metro government can ignore a public referendum that was
enacted specifically to prohibit Metro government from doing what it did shortly after Megan Barry became mayor – prohibiting activities at the fairgrounds that had previously been a
regular and extremely popular occurrence.
The actions by Metro are believed to be the basis for a change in state law that just went into effect in June 2017 which now expressly provides that individuals and entities, such as TFA
and Goodman, would have “standing” as a matter of law to challenge violations of the state pre-emption act. That state law also now provides that if a successful challenge is made
that the local government entity could be required to pay the plaintiff’s attorneys fees which could cost local governments significant amounts if they intentionally or otherwise
violate the state pre-emption laws regarding firearms.
The decision of the court of appeals may be challenged by asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to consider the matter. Until further notice, we will be holding our Gun Shows
at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon, TN as we consider appealing to the TN Supreme Court.
Upcoming Show locations: Dec 16-17: Dayton Gun Show TM (Dayton, OH - Montgomery County Fairgrounds) Dec 16-17: Wilson County Expo Show TM (Lebanon, TN - Wilson County Expo Center) Jan 20-21: Sharonville Gun Show TM (Sharonville, OH - Convention Center) (Click on links to see all the dates for each location) Hours for all shows: 9-5 Saturday & 9-4 Sunday. Sharonville, OH - Admission: $10 for adults, 12 & under are $1. (Admission is good both days. Pls show stamp) Lebanon, TN - Admission: $10 for adults, 12 & under are $1. (Admission is good both days. Pls show stamp) Dayton, OH - Admission $8 for adults, 12 & under are $1. (Admission is good both days. Pls show stamp) Click here to View some PICTURES taken at our Shows.
As set forth on the attached ATF "Gun Show Guidelines", any seller holding a federal firearms license is required to follow the exact same set of laws and regulations when doing business at a gun show that they must follow when doing business at their store -- including FBI background checks on ALL firearms transactions.
A private party who does not hold a federal firearms license, however, is not required by state or federal law to conduct a FBI background check when selling a firearm to another private party (Nor is it even possible for non-licensee, private parties to conduct FBI background checks, because such are only available to those holding a federal firearms license) Accordingly, non-licensed, private parties may sell firearms at gun shows in accordance with state and federal law, as long as such sales otherwise fully comply with all provisions of federal and other applicable law (i.e., they cannot transfer guns to people they know or have reason to believe are prohibited from possessing the guns such as felons, illegal aliens, mental defectives, etc.). This is the Federal law throughout United States, and it applies to all private sales regardless whether they occur at gun shows, a private residence, or anywhere elsewhere.
Accordingly, to the extent that anyone engages in conduct as a buyer or a seller of a firearm, whether at a gun show or anywhere else, that is in any way in violation of any applicable law, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________(Note: Our shows often sell-out many months in advance! If a show is listed as "Sold-Out" call 502-538-6900 and we will put you on a "Standby List". For table reservations click here) Learn more about the TN Instant Check System (TICS) and the National Instant check System (NICS) The Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Show web site has been created to inform you of all upcoming Bill Goodman's Ohio Gun Shows and Tennessee Gun Shows.
At the Gun Show you can find: Guns of all kinds, New & Used, Modern, Antique and Collectable Shotguns, Rifles and Handguns. Holsters and Gun Cases. Clips, Grips and Magazines. Gun Parts and Manuals. Ammo, Reloading and Cleaning Kits. Modern & Custom Knives and Knife Sharpening. Military & Civil War items . Camouflage, Hunting and Cold Weather Gear. Colt and Glock Gunsmiths on site. Police and Tactical Gear. Batons, Stunguns and Self Defense products. AR Parts and Class III Dealers. Swords, Blowguns and Martial Arts Gear. NRA information. CCW Training and Firearm Safety. Wide Selections at Affordable Prices. National Instant-Check On-Site...No Waiting Periods.
You must be 18 or over to enter or be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. You must be 21 or older to purchase, sell or handle a handgun and 18 or older to purchase, sell or handle a rifle or shotgun. No exceptions. Class 3 Items must be accompanied with proper documentation.
FEDERAL GUN LAW S CONCERNING RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS OF EACH STATE:
NON-RESIDENTS: CAN NOT BUY, SELL OR TRADE FIREARMS TO PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS. YOU MAY SELL FIREARMS TO ANY FFL DEALER, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RESIDENCY. YOU MAY BUY LONG GUNS FROM A FFL DEALER WHO IS LICENSED IN THE SAME STATE, PROVIDED THE LAWS OF BOTH STATES ARE COMPLIED WITH.
RESIDENTS: MAY SELL, BUY, TRADE FROM ANYONE WHO IS ALSO A RESIDENT. YOU CAN NOT BUY, SELL OR TRADE WITH ANYONE WHO IS NOT A RESIDENT. YOU MAY SELL FIREARMS TO ANY FFL LICENSE DEALER, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RESIDENCY.
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