Gun Show oddities and infuriations.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pat Hurley, Jun 23, 2007.

People who dress up as Nazi/SS agents at gun shows...

  1. should be taken outside and have their asses roundly kicked

    21 vote(s)
  2. are just lovers of history who want only to celebrate history's most colorful figures. Let 'em in!

    3 vote(s)
  3. should not be allowed to come in by management, nor be allowed to erect a Nazi booth

    19 vote(s)
  4. are important members of our gun culture, even if they're "OFF" a little bit. Leave 'em alone!

    1 vote(s)
  1. Pat Hurley

    Pat Hurley Former Guest

    Sep 30, 2006
    Naples, Florida
    Does anyone else think it's over-the-top, in poor taste, or worth an ass kicking, for people to dress up in Nazi/SS garb and walk around gun shows? Or how about those that erect Hitler booths dedicated to paintings, books, and other Nazi heirlooms?

    I saw one today. I was tempted to tell him to get a f****** life and read some history books. Knowing that SoMo wouldn't approve, I held my tongue. But I did have to try to explain it to my 11 year old. Not fun.

    My boss (the CEO) is Jewish. I've wanted to take him to one of the local gun shows. But, he shouldn't have this crap thrown in his face.

    I think these kinds of people bring disrepute on our gun culture. Yet, they seem welcomed and celebrated. :mad:
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2007
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    If one restricts them or invites them to leave, they will most likely run to the ACLU and file a civil rights suit with a First Amendment pleading included. It would serve just to give them a front page exposure.

  3. bunnyhunter12

    bunnyhunter12 New Member

    They should not be discriminated against in an official way which would give them a reason to claim suit. I did vote for the severe parking lot beating though. I was once in to the "punk rock scene" and you get exposed to a lot of Neo_Nazi BS in that world. We usually went with the parking lot plan back then too.

    Brief sidenote, I'm not talking about Skinheads here, I'm talking about Boneheads. Skinheads are not now necessarily and were not at all originaly racially motivated. Today there are groups like SHARP (skinheads against racial prejudice) and ARA-Skins (anti racial action -skinheads) that try to remove the Nazi conotations from the word SKINHEAD.
  4. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    I voted with my heart and not my head.

    As a student of History, I have to admit an illogical prejudice, or two.

    I really do not like Germans or Japanese.:eek:

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE German-Americans and Japanese-Americans as much as anybody, and also respect the contributions of the Nisei, and the 442nd, and the many Germans who fought for the Allies with distinction.

    But what I mean is the mindset...the German people who still don't "get it." Who are more upset Hitler LOST the war than what he really meant to Germany. The
    "revered" German "Officer Corps" who talk a GREAT game about "Honor" and yet backed Hitler to the hilt as long as he was WINNING...:(

    The Japanese who have learned a warped history of WWII in school, many who truly blame FDR and the Americans for "forcing" them into war, the ones who come to visit Pearl Harbor and laugh and take pictures celebrating a VICTORY.

    And in this vein, I do not like 'Americans" that don't get it either, whether I see a skinhead (sorry Bunny) with a swastika tattoo, or are Holocaust deniers, OR even a young farmer boy with Ohio or Indiana plates on his truck and a Confederate Flag on the back window because he thinks it makes him look cool to his equally ignorant buddies...

    Now COLLECTORS of Nazi stuff don't bother me...but some people who try to "live" it...I want to smack upside the head....:cool:
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2007
  5. I couldn't have said it better myself, Polish. There is nothing "romantic." or even rational about Naziism, and indeed there never was. Hitler and the Nazi movement as subjects of historical study, are fascinating, but then, so are poisonous snakes and spiders. Those of today who would advocate the resuscitatation that infamous regime are either fools or wannabe terrorists.
  6. KING64

    KING64 New Member

    May 11, 2007
    Washington State
    This thread goes along with some of my complaints, or dislikes, about some exhibitors or members and the paraphernalia and goods they display at the gun shows. Certainly, I am for the 1st Amendment but some of the crap and printed material I have seen at my local gun shows do pro-gunners no favor. We have a hard enough time fighting off the anti-gunners without giving them more fodder with which to use against us. Believe me, anti-gun organizations do have members lurking about the gun shows just to find more negative material to use in their arsenal.
  7. lohki13

    lohki13 Former Guest

    Jan 31, 2006
    The Batcave
    Swift @ss kicking is what they deserve. But worse yet are these people on this board talking about how they think the national socialist group should try to one day turn America into Hitlers dream .I got showed this site by someone i thought was my friend because he thought i was a Neo Nazi (i just don't like welfare mongers,Mexican illegals,and Mexican Americans who won't learn english.
  8. Sackett

    Sackett Member

    Nov 29, 2003
    SW Mississippi
    I hear you Pirate. Some years back I saw a book booth with books on poaching (vol. 1,2) and boobytraps. The vendor didn't ask my opinion, but I think he could read me loud and clear after I shoved his books back down in the rack and left.
  9. Unless you are at a Costume party, Play dress up Nazi @ Home & don't go outside. That is just hateful behavior. :(
  10. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    If it's not a government-sponsored gun show (is there such a thing?) then the organizers have every right to exclude who they wish based upon any criteria, even "I don't like Nazi pretenders, so they can't play dress up at my gun show."

    ACLU don't even enter into it, then.
  11. MRMIKE08075

    MRMIKE08075 Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    New Jersey
    its a valid area of collection...

    its a valid area of interest...

    its a valid area to invest in...

    and who among us does not have some secret but harmless fascination with Nazi's, the 3rd riech, and all that goes with it???

    and re-enactors who investigate this avenue are OK with me...

    but the fringe waco's who dress up like there favorite nazi's, who secretly support the more dark aspects of there creed, who display there ZYCLON-B canisters, human flesh lampshades, and somehow wish the ride had never ended are truley vile and lack moral charachter...

    collection, trade, sale, display, reference works, historical intrest all valid.

    born again wannabee's not.


    best regards, mike.
  12. Pat Hurley

    Pat Hurley Former Guest

    Sep 30, 2006
    Naples, Florida

    Of course, you'll eloquently explain to my Jewish boss that his anger, his vitriol, his disgust, and his feelings of being unwelcomed at being confronted with this viscious and vile crap are an overreaction. If he wants to take a swing at an SS clad Nazi-wannabe, should he be condemned and branded a hypersensitive fool?

    In a place where the genereal public are invited to come and peruse weapons for sale, don't you think it even slightly out of bounds for people to share their love of Nazi memoribilia, Hitler paintings, and SS keepsakes? Isn't it just a tad sick?

    What's next? Pol Pot, Uncle Joe Stahlin, and Edi Amin memorials?

    Sorry Mike; can't support you on this one. Not even a little bit. Gun shows should be fun for the whole family... Christian OR JEW! Take the Nazi nonsense to Skokie.

    I say kick their asses, and then drag them behind a spooked horse for a mile or three.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2007
  13. As long as the NAACP force black supremacy down our throats with their propaganda and marches, and the mexicans force their way of life down our throats with protests, and marches, I think the have just as much of a right to walk around as any of the above
    But I have always been told I ain't right
  14. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    I voted the way I feel and don't have to explain it to anyone.
  15. Pat Hurley

    Pat Hurley Former Guest

    Sep 30, 2006
    Naples, Florida

    Was someone pressuring you to confess, Berto? Or is it pangs of a guilty conscience talking?
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