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Gun Show Promoter Questions Decision

 

February 16, 2022 | View PDF



Dear Editor,

Gun shows bring a lot of revenues into communities where they are held. Attendees rent motel rooms, they dine out at local restaurants, and they shop at local businesses.

It is with great disappointment that the High Plains Shooters Supply gun show was turned down for the use of the facilities at your fairgrounds.

After visiting with the county sheriff and the county attorney just before Christmas. We talked at length about what we would do and how things would be handled with the security at the show and they endorsed the ideas of holding the event.

It was with regret that the county board disproved of me being able to hold the event. High Plains Shooters Supply has been hosting gun shows without any incidents across the state of Nebraska for the last 12 years. In addition we attend 15 or more shows a year and all the shows have armed security in the building after the show has closed. No vendors that I know of would attend a show without security at the show after it closed.

I would hope that I would be able to host a show sometime in the future to benefit the community of Sidney.

Skip Fricke

High Plains Shooters Supply

Genoa, Neb.

 

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