New England Gun Shows

New England Gun Shows

This is a discussion on New England Gun Shows within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would like to attend a gun show...never been to one. I know they are not offered in RI/MA....but NH/VT are not that out of ...

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    New England Gun Shows

    I would like to attend a gun show...never been to one. I know they are not offered in RI/MA....but NH/VT are not that out of my way. Anybody have any info on upcoming shows in this area? What are rules for out of state attendence? Any info appreciated.

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    Bill, NRA posts a regional list of gun shows. You can check the New England region by clicking on the map at this page:

    The rules at gun show are pretty much what they are for shopping at an out of state gun shop. If you want to buy you will need a signed copy of your local FFL's license. The signature has to be original, copies not accepted. You would only be able to buy from a dealer. Most individuals who set up at gun shows will immediately ask for your drivers license. He must check to see that you are a resident. If you found an individual who had something you could not live without he could have a dealer ship it to your FFL just like you would do if you bought a firearm from an individual on a bid site. Hope this helps.

    BTW, the NRA site will only indicate shows during the month of May. Their latest magazines will show June shows. If you are not a member, you might check with someone who is to find out about next month. I already have my June show scheduled.

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    There was a gun show in Springfield, MA at the Big E last winter.
    Check their website for future scheduled events.

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    you show up.
    you pay your admission.
    you go inside.
    you spend lots of $$ buying stuff.
    you go home and explain that you didn't have any selfcontrol.

    Gun control is hitting what you aim at

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    These fellows put on a few shows a year in N.E.

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    Wjp9, most of the NE gun shows never show up in the NRA or other online lists of shows.

    DiPrete runs some decent shows in the upper 3 NE States.

    Carole runs shows in NY, NJ, MA and CT. She doesn't believe in Email or the Internet, so it's difficult to find them listed anywhere but a few websites run by gun folks. We try to keep up with them on the gun show forum. Her shows are advertised in Gun List and Shotgun News however.

    MGLs actually prohibit any non-resident (of MA) from buying ammo or long guns in MA. However, those that sell at gun shows in MA never ask for a MA LTC/FID (required to buy/possess guns, ammo, components, or mags) and will sell ammo, components and mags to anyone with green in their hand.

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