Shows offer avenue for legal gun sales

I would like to understand how gun shows contribute to violence. As mentioned in the “Gun shows come under fire” article published on Jan. 12, Sheriff Timothy Howard stated that there has never been known violence at or around a gun show.

Opponents and critics of gun shows fail to realize the important part gun shows make in impacting legal gun sales. Gun shows offer an avenue for responsible gun owners to sell their private firearms in a legal, regulated and safe way. Without this avenue, people may choose to turn to less regulated or unregulated ways to sell and trade firearms. Gun shows, responsible gun owners, and guns themselves are not the problem, but take away a responsible way to sell firearms and you will surely create problems.

Christopher Louth

West Seneca