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I DonaldE.J.Kilmer,Jr.

,(SBN: 179986)
LAW OFFICESOF DONALD KILMER
2 A ProfessionalCorporation
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J SanJose,California95125-3030
Telephone: 408/998-8489
4 Facsimile: 4081998-8487
E-Mail: DKlawOfc@sbc global.net
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Attornev for Plaintifß
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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F'ORTHE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIF'ORNIA
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RUSSELLALLEN NORDYKE and CaseNo.: C 99 04389 MJJ
t3 SALLIE ANN NORDYKE, dbaTS TRADE
SHOWS, JESSB. GUY, DUANE DARR, DECLARATION OF RUSSELL &
l4 WILLIAM J. JONES,DARYL N. DAVIS,, SALLIE NORDYKE. PlaintiffS.
TASIANA \ryERTYSCHYN,JEAN LEE,
15 TODD BALTES,DENNIS BLAIR, R. L.
t6 (Bob) ADAMS, ROGERBAKER, MIKE
Hearing Date:
FOURNIER andVIRGIL McVICKER.
t7 Hearing Time:
Plaintiffs,
,Í: 18 Judge: Martin J. Jenkins
vs. Courthouse: U.S. Court lfouse
t9 450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco
20 MARY V. KING, GAIL STEELE,WILMA California 94102
CHAN, KEITH CARSON,SCOTT
2l HAGGERTY,The COUNTY OF
ALAMEDA, and The COUNTY OF
22 ALAMEDA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
þ Defendants.
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ffi 25 I. RussellNordyke. declareas to m)¡selfthe following:
ffi 26 1. I am one of the nameclplaintifß in the above-entitledaction.

27 2. I am a citizenlresident of the Stateof California.


DonâldKilmer
Anomey at láw 28 3. I am a citizen of the United States.
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I 4. My address
for serviceof processin this actionis: Law Officesof DonaldKilmer; 1261
2 LincolnAvenue,Suite111;SanJose,CA 95125.
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J 5. I wasbornJuly 3l, I94l in ColusaCounty,Colusa,California.I lived primarilyin
4 Lodoga,CaliforniawhenI wasa boy. From the first to the eighthgradeI attendeda one
5 room schoolhousewith 25 otherstudents.My motherwasthe busdriver andcookfor
'When
6 the school. I was 12yearsold, I beganbringingmy rifle with me to school.The
7 teacherwould storethe firearmwhile schoolwasin session.I would oftenhunt for food

8 with that rifle on my walk homefrom school.


9 6. I attendedMaxwell High Schoolandgraduatedin Juneof 1959.
10 7. At theageof 17I joinedtheu.s. Navy andwashonorablydischarged
in 1962.
1 1 8. In Augustof 1962I met SallieA. Higgenbotham.
TV'e
weremarriedon December
7,
l2 1962. I havea daughtervicki (DoB: Dec. 10, 1963)anda sonDoc (DoB: Aug. 13,
13 r96s).
t4 9. I,workedasa body andfenderrepairmanandalsofor the U.S. PostOffice beforeopening

15 my own body& fenderbusiness in the earlyt970's. I closedthe autoshopin 1982.


T6 10. 'Whilerunningthe body shop,my wife andI 'Western
establishedthe49er FrontierShow.
T7 V/e hadbusiness
partnersfrom 1980to 1992.
18 11. After that we openedour own TS TradeShowandhavebeenrunningthat businessfrom
T9 1992to the present.
20 12. In 2000I suffereda secondheartattackandhaveaccumulatingotherhealthproblems.

2l Sincethenmy wife Sallierunsthe businessandtravelsto the variousfairgroundswhere

22 we still havethe ability to put on traditionalgun shows.

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24 13. I am one of the namedplaintiffs in the above-entitled action.

25 14. I am a citizenlresident of the Stateof California.

26 15. I am a citizen of the United States.

27 16. My addressfor serviceof processin this action is: Law Offices of Donald Kilmer; 1261
Donald K¡lmer
Attomey at Lâw 28 Lincoln Avenue,Suite 111;SanJose,CA 95125.
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I 17. In wasbornNovember30, 1944inMontgomerycounty Missouri.
2 18. I wasraisedon à farm there,whereI grew up learningthat firearmsweretoolsusedto
a
J providefood andprotectthe family.
4 19. I attendedvariousschoolsin wellsville,Mo. for grades1 throughI l.
5 20- In 1961my family movedto Willows, California,whereI graduatedfrom V/iltows High

6 Schoolin Juneof 1962.


I 21. I met andmarriedRussellthat sameyear.
8 22. I alsostartedworkingat GlennGeneralHospitalin V/illows, CAin 1962.
9 23. While raisinga familyI alsotook classesandbecamea licensedvocationalnurse(LVN).
10 I still haveto work asa nurseto supplementthe famity incomedueto the downtumin
11 businesscausedby the banon gun showsin manyof the counties(Alameda,SanMateo,
12 Marin, and Sonoma)of NorthernCalifornia. I ampresentlyemployedat SunbridgeRest
13 Home.
l4 24. My husbandandI started49erGun Showsin 1980with businesspartners.
l5 25. In 1992RussellandI startedour own business:TS TradeShows. We run gun showsat
t6 variousvenuesthroughNorthernCaliforniaandNevada.
l7 26. In 2000,Russellstartedto experiencehealthproblemsandit is difficult for him to travel.

( . r8 I now run the showson my own with the help of my daughterVicki andsomepart-time
t9 employee.

20 W'e.Russell and Sallie Nordyke. declareas follows:


'We
2I 27. are proud membersof the gun culture and have hosted gun shows throughout

22 Northern california (where they still exist) and Nevada since 19g0.

23 28. We believe that the "right to keep and bear arms" as a core constitutional right that can

24 be conveyed via the possessionof firearms at a ganshow for the following reasons:

25 a. Possessionof a gun at a gun show supportsmy belief that the "right to keep and

26 bear arms" - as that right is interpretedby the National Rifle Association - is

27 essentialfor the preservationofall rights.


Donald K¡lmer t a
Attomey at [¿w L I b. We take every opportunity \ryecan to exerciseand expressour " right to keep and
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I bear arms." This includes hosting, attending and participating in gun shows

2 where we can support the right of law-abiding citizens to purchase,handle,


a
J inspect, admire, sfudy and discussreal firearms.

4 c. It is our strongly held belief that so long as we continue to exercisea personal

5 right to possessftrearms, while meeting with like-minded individuals, that we are

6 contributing to the preservationof rights and the markeþlace of ideasby

7 translating abstractrights into tangible and concreteaction.

8 d. It is also our firmly held belief that possessionof guns at a gun show can convey a

9 pafücularized messageto people opposedto our views. By reminding gun control

10 activists, and people who are neutral on the issue, that gun owners are made up of

11 diverse and responsiblemembersof society.

t2 e. We do not discriminateon the basisof ideologyor political party againstany


t3 personattendingthe showasa vendoror patron. Both the NationalRifle
t4 Associationandthe BradyCampaignto PreventGunViolence,both Democrats
l5 andRepublicans(evenLibertariansandGreenPartymembers)canrenttables
t6 from TS TradeShowon a first come,first servebasis.
t7 29. When\¡/eseethe peoplewho attendour gun shows,andwe watchthepatrons,vendors
18 andexhibitorspossessing
anddisplayingfirearms,we arein turn seemanyof the
T9 messages
we intendto conveyby sponsoringthepossession
of gunsat our gun showsas
20 setforth above. Additionally:
2l a. Whenwe seefellow citizensexercisingtheir right to acquireandpossessfirearms
22 at gun shows,we get to seetheNRA andMadisonSocietyin action.(i.e.,
23 working for gun rights,raisingmoneyandrecruitingnew members.)
24 b. We havehad demonstrators
showup at our gun showsin Marin County(currently
25 bannedby an ordinanceidenticalto the AlamedaOrdinance).'Whenv/e see
26 advocatesof strictergun controlat gun showsprotestingthe right to "keepand
27 beararms"we areremindedof how importantthe right of dissentis in this
Dotrsld Kllmer
Attomey at law 28 country.Thusthe conflict of ideasregardingthe very natureof acquiringand
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I possessing
firearms,is an exerciseof our First Amendmentrights,while we
2 engagein rhetoricabout,andexerciseour rightsunderthe SecondAmendment.
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J c. If we wereto seea groupof anti-gunprotestersat a gun showburningand/or
4 otherwisemutilatingfirearms,we would understandthat thev intendto conveva
5 messagethat they hateguns.
6 30. We havepersonallywitnessed,overthe past l0 years,the closingof manyvenuesfor the
7 "gun culture." Many storeswhich usedto carr¡rfirearmshavebeenclosedor zonedout

8 of existence.Shootingrangesin theBay Areahavebeenclosed.Gunshowshavebeen


9 bannedat fairgroundsin Marin County,SantaCruz, SanMateo,Sonomaandof course
10 AlamedaCounty. Our vendors,patronsandexhibitorshavetold us that theywould never
11 attenda gun showthat did not permitlaw-abidingcitizensto possessand/ordisplay
t2 actual(asopposedto picturesof) firearms.
l3 31. we will not committhe fraudof advertisinga gun show,only to haveour loyal
t4 customers,vendorsandexhibitorsshowup at the Fairgrounds,andthenbe told that they
15 cannothavegunsat the gun show.
'We
r6 32. haveandwill alwaysbe willing to abideby anyreasonable
regulationpromulgated
l7 by federal,stateandlocal authorities.The AlamedaOrdinanceis not a reasonable
or
) l 18 rationalregulationof gun shows,it is a prohibition. The County'saséertionthat gun
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t9 showscanbe conducted,andgunssold,without any gun actuallypresentis


20 condescending
hyperbole.
2I a. To carry the County'scharadefurther,to settlethis case,we would be willing to
22 renameour companytheT & S Motion Picture.Video. TelevisionandDance
23 ProductionTradeShow. We would specializein reenactments
and dramatic
24 presentations
of traditionalgun shows,so that patronscould see,hearand
25 experiencegun showsastheywerehistoricallyconductedin Californiaandas
26 they arecurrentlyconductedin,otherstatesand counties.We could reclassifyour
27 vendors/exhibitors 'We
as"authorized,participants." could call the guns"stage
Donald Kilner
Attomey at Iåw 28 props." we would stopcallingiourcustomers"patronsof a gun show" - and
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I insteadcall them"an audienceattendinga particpatory'perfonnanceart'
2 presentationof the gun culture." And sincethe countyhascontinuedto maintain
a
J the hoaxthat gun salesat the Fairgroundsarenot prohibited,we couldstill offer
4 the showpropsfor saleassouvenirsto the audiencemembersat the endof the
5 show.This is, of course,sarcasm.'we arejust honestenoughto labelit assuch
6 insteadof subvertingtheEnglishlanguageandmockingthe law.
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b. For a practicalexampleof why gunsneedto be presentto conductgun salesat a
8 gun show,considerthe following:
9 i. A licensedfirearmsdealer,andthe buyerfor that matter,must
10 verify both the existenceandintegrity of serialnumberson the
1l firearm being sold.

t2 ii. This cannot be done without the gun actually present.

l3 iii. There is no way to verify that apicture of a serial number, which

t4 would necessarilyhave to be a close-up, is the actual number on


15 the gun that is shown for sale in a different photograph. Buying a

I6 gun with the incorrect, or obliterated serial number is a crime.

I7 iv. The federal and state forms for purchasing a firearm require a

l8 serial number entry before the form is processed.

t9 V. In other words, the sale cannot take place under federaror state
20 law without the object of the sale available for inspection and
2I identification.
22 vl. Becauseof California's waiting period and background check,

23 most gun sales/transactions(excepting antique frrearms,curio and

24 relic firearms older than 50 years) involve at least a l0 day delay

25 in the delivery of the firearm. And for those salesconductedat

26 gun shows, that delivery usually takes place at the next gun show

27 or at the dealer'sretail store. But the lO-day waiting can only start
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vll. Mail order and internet salesof firearms (which must still be

2 brokered by a licensedfirearms dealer) are not true sales,they are


a
J more truthfully describedas contracts for inspection and an

4 invitation to make an offer after the inspection. Only then can the

5 parties start the processof turning that into a sale.


l 6 vlll. Perhapswith good cause,gun control activists have fought hard,
'i
7 and politicians have passedlaws to strictly regulate firearm salesin
I
8 California. Nobody wants felons and violent people acquiring
l

I 9 weapons.But for the County of Alameda to come along and say:


I 10 "YoI¿can sell all the guns you want to on countyproperty, you just
l
l1 can't physicalhavethegunpresenton countypropertywhile
t2 conductingthesale." is an invitation to fraudulentand
13 unscrupulous(andpossiblycriminal) firearmtransactions.
t4 ix. Beforeany "sale" of gun canlegally takeplaceunderfederaland
15 statelaw in California:(1) the firearmserialnumbermustbe
t6 verified, (2) thebuyermustfill out federaland stateforms
t7 veriôringhis/hereligibility to acquirefirearms,(3) the form must
18 identifr the fireannby rnake,modeland serialnumber,and(4)
L9 lastly the buyerandsellermustsign theseformsunderpenaltvof
20 perjurythat the informationis basedon their personalknowledge

2l andnot a picturetakenby a third party.


22 c. For anotherpracticalreasonfirearmsneedto be presentto conducta reasonable
23 andsafesaleof a firearm,consider:
24 i. CaliforniaPenalCodeg 12071(bX8)et seq.Setsfor the
25 requirementsregarding safety training and the demonstrationof

26 safe handling of firearms as a necessary(legally mandatory)part

27 of any firearms delivery.


Donald Kilmer
Attomey at Iåw 28 ii. It is true that theserequirementsare necessarybefore delivery of
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I any firearm. But as apractical matter, it is just as reasonablefor a

2 reputable firearm dealerto make those safety demonstrationspart


a
J the salesprocessto ensurethat the customer is even capableof

4 safely handing a firearm before commencing the transaction.


'We
5 33. have all the required permits and certificates for lawfully conducting gun shows in
'We
6 California under the Gun Show EnforcementAct of 2000. were never permitted to

7 operatea gun show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds under the provision of that act,

8 becausegun sho\¡/shave been bannedfrom that venue since November 1999.

9 34. We strive and succeedin complying with all federal and state laws for conducting a gun

10 shows.We also host gun shows in Nevada where the laws are quite different. For

1l example:

t2 a. IV'ehave personally witnesseda surge in gun show attendancein Nevada since

t3 the year 2000. That can only be accountedfor by the growth of population in

t4 Nevada or by people traveling from out of stateto those shows. IV'ehave walked

15 through the parking lot at the venueswhere the Nevada shows take place, it is

t6 easyto seethat California licenseplates make up great percentageof the patrons

17 attending the Nevada Shows.

18 b. There is no Nevada state Law counterpartto the california Gun show

t9 EnforcementAct of 2000.

20 There is no background check or waiting period for purchasing long guns (rifles

2I and shotguns)at a Nevada gun show.

22 d. The much touted "gun show loophole" is alive and well in Nevada. (i.e., private

23 party salesare uffegulated.)

24 e. California prohibits the sale of firearm magazinesthat hold more than l0 rounds

25 of ammunition. There is no law in Nevada regulating the sale of hi-cap mags. It

26 is not illegal to buy them in Nevada. It is only illegal to bring them back to

27 California. But with the extinction of gun shows in Northern California, and the
Donald Kllmer
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1 somepeople (through ignorance or design) are going to be importing hi-cap mags

2 into California from theseNevada Shows.


a
J f. California has its own Assault Weapon laws, which prohibits the sale of Assault

4 Weaponsin California, in addition to prohibiting their importation. Nevadahas

5 no statelaw counterpart,and the Federal Assault Weapon Ban expired in

6 Septemberof 2005. It is now legal to buy assaultrifles in Nevada. Bringing

7 them to California is a potential felony, but many people are not aware of

8 California's stricter laws. By banning the larger gun shows in Northern

9 California, the Alameda Ordinance (along with the copy cat ordinancesin other

., l0 counties) has the unintended consequenceof pushing the gun buying public into

1t the relatively unregulatedgun market ofNevada.

12 g. Further examplesof differencesbetweenNevada and California gun shows:

t3 i. Thereis no law in Nevadaprohibitingfirearmtransactions


in the
l4 parkinglot at gun shows.
l5 ii. Gun showpromotersin Nevadaarenot subjectedto background
l6 checksandregistrationof their businessasthey arein CA.
l7 iii. Safetyties on the gunsarenot requiredby law. (pleasenotethat
18 theNationalAssociationof Arms shows,Inc., a profession
trade
r9 organization,
doesrecoÍtmendsafetyties at all gun shows,
20 whetherrequiredby law or not.)
2l iv. Thereareno restrictionson the saleof unsafehandgunsin Nevada.
22 v. Thereis no requirementthata gun buyer demonstrate
safegun
23 handlingbeforebuying a gun in Nevada.
24 vi. Thereis no requirementthata gun buyerprove that they own an
25 approvedgun safebeforebuying a gun in Nevada.
26 35. We aremembersin goodstanding,andabideby all rules(mandatoryandrecommended)
27 of the NationalAssociationof Arms Shows,Inc. Their web site canbe foundat:
Ðonald Kilmer ô O
Attomey at Låw L O www.naas-info.org/index.htm.
Attachesaretrueandcorrectcopiesof:
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I a. NAAS homepage.
2 b. NAAS backgroundinformation.
3 c. NAAS Stateof Purpose.
4 d. NAAS FrequentlyAskedQuestionspage. Pleasenotethat muchof the discussion
5 aboutgun showloop holesaddresses
that issuein a nationcontext. For the
6 reasonsstatedelsewhere,thereis not gun showloopholein California.
7 e. NAAS MandatoryandRecommended
Ruresfor gun showpromorers.
8 f. Copyof the illustrationwe handout to all gun vendorsat our showsregardingthe
9 safehandlingandtie wrappingof firearms.
'We
10 36. sponsorandpromotegun showsfor manyreasons,somepersonal,somepolitical and
l1 somecoÍrmercial. For example:
t2 a. we like gunpeople. 'we aregunpeople. 'we resentbeingcategorizedas
T3 criminalsor the causeof crime. We want gunsregulatedin sucha way asto
l4 preventcrime andtheir negligentuse. We may disagreeon with how this should
15 be accomplished,
but we areadamantinour convictionthat the gun cultureto be
t6 viable,mustalsobe responsible.Thatis why we insist on the higheststandards
I7 of safetyandprofessionalism
at our gun shows. EvenMary V. King hadto admit
18 that the county hasno evidenceof illegal activity at our shows.
I9 we aref,rrearmcollectorsourselves.we enjoythe hobbyof shooting,trading,
20 andadmiringfirearms. we consideritpartof our heritageandhistory as
2l Americans.
22 c. We arestaunchin our belief that the SecondAmendmentprotectsan individual,s
23 right to keepandbeararmsfor thedefenseof self, family, communityandnation.
24 'We
know that the CaliforniaStateConstitutiondoesnot guaranteethis right at
25 this time. We know that theNinth Circuit Court of Appealshaserasedthis right
26 underthe United StatesConstitutionin thisjurisdiction, for the time being. But if
27 buying,owningandpossessing
firearmshasbeenreducedto a privilege,heldby
Dooald K¡lmer
Attomey at I¿w 28 individualsonly after obtainingpermissionof the goverïrmentof California,then
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1 gun shows are even more important here and now than they are in those states

2 where the "right to keep and bear arms" is still an attribute of citizenship.
a
J d. And yes, we used to run a commercially successfi.rlgun show at the Alameda (and

4 other) Fairgrounds for a number of years. V/e have watched that profit margin

5 shrink as gun shows were bannedin county after county in Northern California.

6 We had to declarebankruptcy after the Alameda Shows were banned,as that

7 show generatedalmost35Yoof our revenueper year. The Santa Clarashows are

8 down to half of their ususal attendance. 'We have been banned from the

9 fairgrounds in sonoma, san Mateo and Marin counties.

10 37' Finally, this caseis a good example of how prejudice and ignorance can drive bad public

11 policy.
t2 a. The Countyadmitsthat our gun showsarenot the sourceof crimein Alameda
l3 County.
t4 b' The Countydoesnot disputethat we run our showsin compliancewith all federal
15 andstatelaws.
I6 c' The Countycannotdisputethat we run a lawful businessandpay all applicable
t7 countytaxes.
'We
18 d' evengeneratedsubstantialrevenuefor the countywhen our showswere
i ' . . . -
I9 takingplaceat the Fairgrounds.
20 e' But the Defendantspassedan ordinance(with only misdemeanor
penalties)to
2I prohibit the possession
of gunson countyproperty.
22 f' We know that they did this, in part, for thepu{poseof banninggun showsat the
23 AlamedaFairgroundsbecausewe attendedthepublic commentmeetingswhen
24 the ordinancewasbeingproposed.Most, if not all, thepeopleopposingthe
25 ordinanceweretheresupportingthe continuationof the gun show. Nobodyfrom
26 the ScottishGamescameto protestthe impactof the ordinanceon their evenr,yet
27 the Countylateramendedthe ordinance,andnow permitsthe displayof firearms
DonaldKllmer .rg
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I o The Defendants' pretext for this law was the criminal use of a gun at the
County
2 Fair to commit crimes that are feroniesunder state law.
a
J h. The county cannot even claim to be addressingthe secondaryeffects gun
of
4 shows(i.e., gun sales)becausethey assertthat gun showsand sales
can still take
5 place on county property, only they must be gun-less gun shows
and gun-lessgun
6 sales.
1
t. Then, after we filed this suit, the Defendantsamendedtheir ordinance grant
to
8 exceptionsfor the expressiveuse of firearms in motion pictures, television,
video,
9 theatrical and danceproductions. Knowing that gun shows were
suing them
10 under a freedom of expressiontheory, and refusing to include gun
shows in the
1l category of exceptionsfor the expressiveuse of firearms is pretty
strong evidence
l2 that the banning of gun shows was not collateral damage,
but in fact was the
l3 primary target of the ordinance.

14 j. with the county attemptingto maintainthe fiction that the ordinanceis


not aimed
15 at prohibitinggun shows,while makingthe condescending
offer to us thatwe
t6 conductour gun showswithout guns,is only rubbingsalt in the wound.
A more
17 honestapproachwould be for the Countyto passan ordinanceexpressly
banning
18 gun showson countyproperfy.
l9 I declareunderpenaltyof perjuryunderthe lawsof california
andthe united statesof America
20 that the forgoingis true andcorrectandthat this declaration
was executedin Willows, California
2l on April 28,2006.

22
Vt* Ç4r
RussellNordyke, plaintiff.
23
I declareunderpenaltyof perjuryunderthe lawsof california and
24 the united statesof America
that the forgoingis true andcorrectandthat this declarationwas
25 executedin Willows, California
on April 28,2006.
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Meeting of |{AAS Members and
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To be held at the Mand alayBay Hotel
Las Vegas,NV
February 912006
10am-l2pm
(Room to be announced.pleasecheckwith hotel
arrival for meetingroom assignment.)
Providing guidelinesfor the ethical production of
arms shows.

National Association of Arms Shows (NAAS) is a non-profit


nization that was started l0 years ago by a group of Clubs, and
Promoterswho were dedicatedto promoting Gun sho*s, where the
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berof showheldperyear.The annualduesfor ciubs and Þromoters
are basedon showsheld from January I thru December3l and are as
follows:1-5showsper year....$500.00;6-10showsper year...$1000.00;
ll-20 showsper year....$2000.00; Zl or more showJp.i y"ur...$3000.0ô

Forjoining, you will receivea copy of The Big show Journal,New Alerts
from'washington, Invitations to upcoming Meetings, voting Rights and the
rtunity to serveasa Memberof the Board.clubs andpiomãterswill
also be able to have their website linked or their contact information posted
on the Members_ Links page.

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votingprivileges.

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ompanies/ steeves,smith & Associates.we now
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avery efficient Legal staff and has done an excelientjob for NAAS.

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GunShowshavebecomethe "darling"of themedia:we
havebeenpaintedasthe "badguys"wrio'll seil anythingto
anybody,legallyor otherwise.

cities, counties.andstateshavetakenactionto preventgun


showsfrom takingplacein public venues.

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firearmsshowindustrywill soonbe coming
up for grabs.
become a We hopethat you areconcernedaboutall of
member? the aboveandwill acknowledgethat evenif
you areworking hardto offsetall of the
attackson our businesstakingplace,you can'tdo it alone.
We feel the sameway.

If we'regoingto makeour statementof purposea rearity


andif our gun showbusinessis to assumeprôfessional
standards andgainthepublic'sacceptanceãfont consumer-
orientedbusiness,we haveto tell our storypublicly,promote
legislationthat will ensurethe continuation-offir"ár-, shows,
andresistunfair or uffeasonableapplicationof regulations
againstgun showpeopleasopposedto gun store
feople.
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committed to this project.

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things just listed and remain in business? Do you think that
the law of the land should be followed every place where
firearms businessis transacted?
Do you think that those legislators who
understandthe multi-billion dollar commercial..-,
vatueof ourrrade
shows
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NAASis an organization formedand dedicatedto creatinga more
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in effortsto producequalityshowsand encouragethe legal,safe
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to the propositionthat by settinghigh standardsfor its members
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WHATIS THE NATIONAL
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The NationalAssociation of ArmsShows,Inc.(NAAS),is the onlyorganization in
Americacommittedexclusively to protectinggun showsand enhanciñg
professionalismin theirmanagement. In so doing,NAASprotectsan important
segmentof our economyand preseryes a culturaland historicheritagecherished
by manyAmericans.

HOWDOESNAASACCOMPLISH
ITSMISSION?
NAASimprovesshowmanagement andaddressespublicsafetyconcernsand
througheducation,
self-regulation
andcommon-sensepublicpolicysolutions.
THECLINTONADMINISTRATIONSAIDIT WASSEEKINGTO IMPROVE GUN
SHOWSBY "CLOSINGTHEGUNSHOWLOOPHOLE'' AND BY TAKING
ACTION''TOENSURETHATFIREARMS SOLDAT GUNSHOWSARENOT
EXEMPTFROMFEDERALFIREARMS LAWS.''
WHAT'SWRONGWITHTHAT?
First,firearmstransactionsat gun showsor anywhereelse in Americaare indeed
subjectto firearmslaws.Second,thosein searchof a "loophole"willfind lawsthat
are ironcladand carefullycrafted.

WHATSORTOF LAWSEXISTTO PREVENT


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GUNSHOWS?
Thereis a web of federallawsprohibiting
guntransfersto criminalsand other
prohibitedpersons- whetherthe gun is soldat a gun showor anywhereelse,
andwhetherthe gunis soldby licensed dealersoiprivateindividúals
sellingfrom
theircollections.

AREN'TPRIVATE,
UNLICENSEDINDIVIDUALS
SUBJECTTO PROSECUTION
FORSELLINGWITHOUTA LICENSE?
Yes.Peopledealingin firearmswithouta licenseare subjectto prosecution
- but
prosecutionis rare.TheAugust'98FFLNewsletter, producedny tne Bureauof
Alcohol,Tobaccoand Firearms,noted4 casesand ídentified licänseddealers
exhibiting
at gun showsas an imporfant
sourcefor leadsinvolvingsuchcases.
Persons"engagedin the business"of sellingfirearmsmusthavea Federal
FirearmsLicense-- and "business"is carefullydefinedby federallaw.The legal
definitíon
of "engagedin the business"was designedin [art to continueto allów
individualsnot engagedin businessto sellfirearmsfrompersonalgun collections.

HOWDO YOURESPOND TO THEOBSERVATION


THATGUNSHOWSHAVE
BECOME''CASH.AND-CARRY
CONVENIENCE
STORESFORWEAPONS
USEDTO MAIMANDKILL?''
Criminals continue to obtaingunsthroughunregulated channels-- primarily
theft
andthe blackmarket.In a studypublished in Décember 1gg7,the Ñational
lnstituteof Justicefoundonly2 percentof gunsusedby criminalscamefromgun
shows.ln a previousstudyof criminalgunãcquisition, basedon a surveyof ZIOOO
convicts,criminala_cquisitionsat gun showswerefoundto be so insignifícantthat
researchers did notfindgun showacquisitions significant
enoughto ãelineateas
a separatecategory.

NOTACCORDING TO "CRIMETRACEANALYSIS: THE ILLEGALFTREARMS


YOUTHMARKETIN 27 COMMUNITIES''
-- A REPORTBY ATF/TREASURY
DEPARTMENT. THE NEWyoRK TTMES(Feb.21, lggg)STATEDTHATTHE
ATF/TREASURY REPORTFOUNDTHAT51 PERCENTbF THE GUNSUSED
IN CRIMESBY JUVENILES ANDPEOPLEAGES18TO 24 WEREACQUIRED
BY INTERMEDIARIESACTINGON BEHALF ''10
OF THEREALBUYER....WITH
PERCENT...SOLDAT GUNSHOWS..."
WHATIS YOURRESPONSE?
Fqs_t,
the 5l percentNewYorkrimes citationappearsnowherein the
ATF/Treasury report.Second,the reportitselfsiátesthatdatafromthe survey
"doesnot constitutea fullydeveloped statistical
seriesfromwhichreliable
comparisons can be made..."ln otherwords,the reportitselfconcludesthatthe
datacannotbe usedto describenationaltrendsor conditions, so it cannotbe
usedto prescribenew nationalpolicy.

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cifies studied. Third, the report suffers from extensive missing


data. For example, there were more than 43,000out of the
76,000traces studied where the weaponsinvorvedcourd not
be characterized,and there is no indication whether the
maiority of these were not stolen or obtained directly from the
black market.

Evenwhena gun is successfully tracedto a specifícdealer,accordingto a


previousreviewof guntracingby the Congressional ResearchServicé,thereis
oftenno indicationwhetherthe gunwas actuallypurchased froma dealer,stolen
fromthe dealeror stolenfroma law-abiding citizenwho had purchased the gun
fromthe dealer.Moreover,mostgunsusedto commitviolenicrímesare not
recoveredby the policeand,therefore, cannotbe traced.Theseare amongthe
manyreasonswhy the Congressional ResearchServicecounselsagainst
drawinginferences fromaggregate tracedata- andthe ATFiTreasury reportis,
in essence,a collection
of inferencesdrawnfroman unrepresentativssample of
guntracedata.

TheATF/Treasury reportmakesit clearthatconclusionsare basedon completed


guntracesin 26 cities.The authorsstatethattheiranalysisleavesout tracesthat
werenot successfully completed andthatsomecitiesdid not participate
fully.ln
fact,the reportindicatesthata disproportionate
numberof tracesoccurredih a
few cities- notablyChicago.As suchwe havea collection of inferencesdrawn
froma nationallyunrepresentative sampleof gun tracedata.
THEFORMERPRESIDENT
WANTED A POLICYOF REQUIRING
A CHECKON
AT GUNSHOWS-- ANDHOLDING
ALL GUNPURCHASES GUNSHOW
PRODUCERSRESPONSIBLE
SHOULD THOSECHECKSNOTOCCUR.
WHAT'SWRONGWITHTHAT?

The government's own researchconfirmsthatshowsare an unimportant source


of felonarms,but if thatwerenotthe case,morechecksalonewill stillnot mean
moresafety.Moresafetycan be achievedonlyby self-regulation, zero-tolerance
prosecution of armedcriminals, and publicpoticiesto recógnizedisenfranchised
dealers.Thereis alreadyfederallaw requiringlicenseddeãlersto conduct
checks.Thereare alreadyfederallawsthatpiohibitprivatecitizensfrom
tra,nsferring
a firearmto a criminal.Thoseindividuals -- licenseesand private
citizens-- mustbe heldaccountable shouldtheyviolatethoselaws.Thereis no
roomin thatchainof accountability for a thirdpartynot involvedin the sale,the
purchaseor the lawenforcement function.

IF MOREGUNREGULATION
WON'TWORK,WHATWILL?
Moreprosecution of gun-armed criminals.
The effectivecrimereductionstrategy
is a zero-tolerance
policyfor armedcriminals,
especially on the partof u.S.
Attorneysnationwide. TheAdministrationhasfaifedto prosecutefelons
atte_mptingto purchasegunsand rarelyenforcesminimummandatorysentences
for felonsfoundin possession. Whenthe U.S.Attorneyfor the EasteinDistrictof

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Virginiaadoptedthiszero-tolerance policy-- underwhichall criminals


prosecution
wereprosecuted who werefoundpossessingor attempting to acquireguns--
armedcrimeplummeted.

AREN'TGUNSHOWPRODUCERS OPPOSING
THEINITIATIVE
TO AVOID
TAKINGRESPONSIBILITY
FORCONDUCTAT THEIRSHOWS?
Notat all.To the contrary,gun showproducersare activelypursuingimproved
showmanagement, and thatincludescooperationwith lawenforcemeni, self-
regulation and educationof showexhibitors and attendees. Thefactis, the former
President's schemeto createa newlicensefor showproducersis just a moveto
reduceif not eliminategun showsin America.We haveonlyto lookat his record
in the licensureof federally
licensedfirearmsdealers.Since1gg2,theClinton
Administrationdrovethousandsof legitimate federallylicensedfirearmsdealers
(FFLs)out of busíness.ln 1992,thereweresome22O,OOO FFLs;today,thereare
lessthanhalfthatfigure.Thereis everyreasonto expectthe clinton
Administrationwillfollowthe samepatternwithgun showproducers shouldhis
proposalto licensethembecomelaw.

BUTTHECLINTONADMINISTRATION
HASNOTCALLEDFORAN ENDTO
GUNSHOWS.HE HASASKEDONLYTHATCONGRESS PASSA LAW
REQUIRING
GUNSHOWPRODUCERS TO SEETO IT THATALLGUNSALES
AT THEIRSHOWSARECHECKED.WHAT'SWRONGWITHTHAT?
TheformerPresident's proposalwouldholdproducersof gunshowsliablewhile
--
divertingattention and enforcement - fromthe individua-ls
who actuallycommit
the crimeof providinga gunto a criminal.Thereis alreadyfederallaw requiring
licenseddealersto conductchecks.Thereare alreadyfeðerallawsthatpiohiblt
privatecitizensfromtransferringa firearmto a crimíná1.
Thoseindivíduals--
licenseesand privatecitizens-- mustbe heldaccountable shouldtheyviolate
thoselaws.Showproducersshouldeducateshowattendeesaboutthe law.Show
promotershouldencouragecitizensseekingto transfera firearmto see an
licenseddealerexhibitingat thatshowto run a checkon the prospective buyer.lt
is wrongto threatenimprisonment of the showproducerfor miscónduct of a
privatecitizenoverwhoseactionsthe promoteihas no control.

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Alt NAAS membersmust agreeto enforcethe mandatoryshowproducer rules


without limit at everyshowproducedby the membei. In addition,the
recommendedrules shouldbe appliedby the memberfor safetyand other reasons
whereverpossible.

MandatoryShowproducerRules

1. NAAS Member shows shall require a signed contract from each and
every exhibitor which includes requiring compliance with all applicable
federal, state, and local laws.

2. NAAS Member shows shall make available to all exhibitors any


information provided by ATF or state or local law enforcement agencies
relating to applicable laws, including ATF "Notice to nealers" anã ¿.tn
guidelines.

3. No loaded firearms or loaded magazines oÈ clips will be permitted in


any NAAS Member show at any time by anyone other than law
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4. AII cartridge firearms brought to the NAAS Show by members of the


public shall be checked, cleared and tied in an inoperable position prior
to being brought into the show.

5. No loose ammunition will be allowed at any NAAS Member Show. All


ammunition must be in an original box, sealedcontainer, or under cover
(i.e. Iidded showcase). Collector cartridges may be exempted by show
safety personnel.

6. All cartridge firearms, other than those which are disassembled,must


be checked, cleared and secured with a cable tie by the dealer before
placing them on display at the show.

Recommended
ShowProducerRules

1. No black powder will be permitted in the show.

2. No one under 18 years of age will be admitted to the show unless


accompaniedby a supervising and responsibleadult.

3. Show management reseryes the right to check all bags, purses, and
containers at the entrance to ensure that no firearms or prohibited materials
are being brought to the show by members of the public. A sign should be
posted at the show entry: "All bags are subject to search."

4. No camerasor recording devicesare permitted in the show without specific


atthorization of show management.

5. Show managementis strongly encouragedto ensurethat there are no books


displayed or offered for sale at the show which describe the fabrication of
devices which, if the device described were possessed by an individual,
would constitute a felony under the laws of the United States or under the
laws of the state or municipality where the show is being held. This
prohibition includes racial, ethnic, sexist, and any hate-mongering material of
any type, or any other material which are objected to by show management.

6. No explosive ordinance, destructive devices,parts designed specifically to


convert a semi-automatic firearm to fully automatic frre, or anti-personnel
sprays shall be permitted to be displayed or offered for sale at the show.

7. Since gun shows are advertised to the public as family events, no


pornographic materials or items with obscenelanguage or graphics, including
T-shirts, magazines, videos, bumper stickers or other items which could be
considered to be offensive to families or which are objectionable to show
management,are permitted.

8. All show rules (including ATF guidelines)applicableto the public should


be posted at the show entrance.

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9. show exhibitorsareencouraged to makeonly factualrepresentations


regardingthe quality andauthenticityof the itemswhich they disptayandsell
at theshow.

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ALL"'CARTRTE}GE GUN'S
MUST BE TIED

THROUGH
THE BARREL

@ THROUGH THE
CLIP OPENING

ffi HAMMER OOWN


TFaP DOOR FARTLY OPEh¡
TIED DOWN ON HAMMER

ALL CLIPS AND, MAGAZ;JNES


MUST BE REI'TOVED
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ALL GUNSMUST BE UNLOADED & TIBD TO RENDER THEM


NONF'IREABLE.
This includeslong gunsand qunsin glasscases.
This mustbe donebv the time the showopensto the public.
DO NOT OPEN YOUR TABLES FOR BUSINESSUNTIL THIS IS
DONE!
WE WTLL SHUT YOII ÐÛWN.
Ifave extra ties on hand to put on guns you buy and onesthat are cut off to
show customers.
Recheckall guns periodicatly to ensurethat all are tied.
Gun ties are available at the registration desk
Point guns towards ceiling when looking at one....neverpoint toward anyone.

ABOVE ILLUSTRATIONS SHOW PROPERWAY TO TIE


DO\ryNYOUR GUNS. THE MANAGEMENT OF THIS GUN
SHOW IS THE FINAL JUDGE AS TO WHETHER YOU GUN IS
PROPBRLY TIED.