Gun show in Norwalk draws big crowd

Gun enthusiasts say education is the key
Scott Seitz2
Jan 28, 2013

Local gun enthusiasts converged on the Huron County Fairgrounds this past weekend.

Norwalk resident Rick Austin, who had a table at this weekend's show and also teaches a concealed-carry course about three times per month, said it was great to see so many families attend the gun show.

"Times have really changed," Austin said. "Kids are here with their parents. Husbands are here with their wives. This has really brought a lot of people together. It's a family-oriented event."

Guns are often shown in the national spotlight in a negative fashion, something Austin said a little education can help prevent. "I think now, people are getting more informed," he said.

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Comments

propman

It amazes me that the politicians pushing more gun controls and groups supporting them are the same ones that want abortions for any reason at any time.
In the US we have an average over 3,200 abortions a day, That equals 160+ Sandy hook shootings a day
Both are tragedies but which one is still happening EVERY DAY?
The 2nd amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting or for self defense from criminals. It is about protecting our rights from the government.
Some that say the 2nd amendment should have limits since the 1st does, such as you can't shout fire in a crowded theater. That is not a limit, anyone can shout it but the 1st amendment doesn't protect you from the consequences of that misuse. The same applies to the 2nd in that there is no limits but also that the 2nd amendment doesn't protect you for misuse (murder).
Disarming populations has resulted in the worst massacres in history:
1911 – Turkey disarmed its citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
1929 – Russia disarmed its citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
1935 – China disarmed its citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
1938 – Germany disarmed its citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.
1956 – Cambodia disarmed its citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.
1964 – Guatemala disarmed its citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
1970 – Uganda disarmed its citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.

tmann4664

Wow, scary stats Prop ! @ Bluto, i was simply stating my skeet gun wasn't designed to Kill living things, It was made to "SHOOT SKEETS" not Living Things. The people that made the gun designed it for one purpose! Sure it can damage flesh, but so can pipe bombs, cars, knifes, etc. And you are correct Sir, some people do not store their guns correctly, such as the case in Conn,If only those guns would have been properly secured, those precious children would still be alive. But sad to say, that's only one ingredient of such a disastrous situation.

rejectedmantis

Contrary to what Washington DC wants you to believe, our forefathers put the second amendment in place to protect the citizens from the government.

Contango

"A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood,"

Wonder if the Gun-Grabber-in-Chief will be flying to Chicago to attend her funeral and give some lame speech?

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013...

:(

KURTje

WeLL cliFF - sadly it has bEEn as you mentioned. It is caLLed "The Hatch Act." If you know/knew some in the Federal areana, they tOO could sadly say more. FrEE spEEch? So glad my uniform has croSSed rifles on each bicep!

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swiss cheese kat

Many idiot comments on this. Bluto take the award for the dumbest comment.

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