Gun show opts to cancel

Donald Boyer looks at guns at the 2018 Thousand Islands-Clayton Rotary Gun & Sportsman Show at the Cerow Recreation Park Arena. The West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department has canceled its September gun show, citing new state gun laws. Watertown Daily Times

WEST POTSDAM — The West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department’s fall gun show has been canceled because of the state’s new gun laws.

Organizers announced over the weekend that the show, scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25, will no longer be held and that “it wasn’t an easy decision,” they said in a Facebook post.

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If this is about the new "Concealed" Carry laws... concealed =" kept out of sight or hidden from view carrying a concealed weapon "... what's concealed about a rifle????

Jerry Moore Staff
Jerry Moore

Eagle24, the changes to the state gun laws do not merely affect the concealed carry aspect. The revisions increased what are considered "sensitive areas," where the possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun is prohibited. This goes for open carry as well as concealed carry. Thank you for your input.


So it's ANY firearm open or concealed... ergo most public boat ramps used by waterfowl hunters this Fall would be affected... veteran funerals with memorial salutes...transiting through "sensitive areas"? Poorly written law...

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