BOOK YOUR TABLES SOON AS MANY NASHVILLE & SHARONVILLE LOCATIONS ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT!!! (Click here to make reservations) Upcoming Show locations: May 2-3: Dayton Gun ShowTM (Dayton, OH - Hara Arena) May 2-3: Nashville Gun ShowTM (Nashville, TN - "The Fairgrounds") May 16-17: Sharonville Gun ShowTM (Sharonville OH - Convention Center) (Click on links to see all the dates for 2015 for each location) Hours for all shows: 9-5 Saturday & 9-4 Sunday. Admission $8 for adults and $1 for ages 12 & under. Click here to View some PICTURES taken at our Shows.
Debunking the so called "GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE"
There has been a tremendous amount of publicity both locally and nationally recently regarding the so-called gun show "loophole" and various legislative attempts at "closing" it. Neither Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Show nor the facilities he operates in takes the operation of their businesses lightly, and there can be no reasonable dispute that they have always operated in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.
Moreover, Goodman's Gun Shows regularly reviews and enhances its business practices, meets with various local and federal law enforcement agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and otherwise demonstrates the same professionalism and pride in the Second Amendment that it always has during its 40+ years in business in general and at Hara specifically. Nevertheless, Bill Goodman’s Gun Shows would like to take this opportunity to point out certain facts regarding the so-called gun show "loophole" that are often overlooked.
What is commonly referred to as the gun show "loophole" is nothing but a derogatory reference to conduct that is specifically permitted under both state and federal law. Sales of firearms at gun shows are no different, in that, state and federal law both permit certain conduct and prohibit certain conduct. Thus, this "loophole" is merely conduct that is specifically permitted under all applicable law, and in order to assist their cause of changing the law, certain groups have invented a nefarious-sounding label for legal conduct. Bill Goodman does not take issue with any citizen's rights to free speech and to petition the government to change the law.
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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