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City, county to consider restricting gun shows in Austin

Posted By aaron On January 6, 2013 @ 8:56 pm In Old Infowars Posts Style,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Sarah Coppola and Tony Plohetski
Austin American-Statesman
January 6, 2013

City of Austin and Travis County officials plan to take steps to ban gun shows on city- and county-owned property — and potentially even curtail them on private property within the city limits, the American-Statesman has learned.

Less than a month after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting that killed 26 students and staff, Council Member Mike Martinez said he and at least two other council members are considering bringing to a vote this month their unprecedented proposal.

The measure would primarily affect several well-attended gun shows typically held at the Travis County Exposition Center as well as any other city-owned property.

The city owns the land on which the expo center is located, while the county has a long-term lease for the facility.

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