Popular gun show finds new Central Texas home

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After failing to reach an agreement with Travis County officials, a popular gun show is moving on.

SAXET made a deal to hold their next show at the Ranch Park Events Center in Dripping Springs on March 29th and 30th.

That gun show used to be held at the Travis County Expo Center, but SAXET did not agree to terms of the county’s new contract which would have required background checks on all gun sellers at their shows.

In a response to KXAN News earlier this month, SAXET said they “cannot accept or enforce a contractual agreement made by two parties that have no legal ramifications either by Federal, State or Local laws to the individuals.”

SAXET also said they can’t take it upon themselves to enforce those terms.

The County also lists several other security provisions:

  • All displayed firearms must be rendered inoperable by security straps or removal of the bolt prior to entering the show, and remain secured during the event. If it is necessary for the security strap to be removed to demonstrate the action of the gun, the firearm must be inspected before and after demonstration of the action, and the strap must then be replaced immediately – without exception.
  • No exhibitor may deliver a firearm to ANY buyer without the security strap.
  • All firearms brought to the show by the public will be inspected and secured by show staff- often local sworn law enforcement personnel – prior to the firearm being admitted into the show.
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