Costa Mesa Gun Show

Costa Mesa Gun Show

For the 1/27/2013 episode of “Geraldo At Large”, Craig Rivera visited the Costa Mesa Gun Show.

On the January 27, 2013 episode of Fox News Channel’s, “Geraldo at Large,” Craig Rivera presented a “Crimetime in Primetime” segment on the Costa Mesa Gun Show.

With the possibility of stricter Fed Laws looming, there was record attendance at a gun show in Costa Mesa, California. 20,000 people attended the show, seeing it as a final opportunity to prepare for the worst.

Craig Rivera addressed how President Obama has avoided the topic for the entire first term of his presidency, but his post-Newtown massacre campaign for stricter gun control is now gaining momentum. Celebrities have joined the campaign, attempting to fight the gun lobby. Interviewee Kenny Mills, however, cannot be convinced that gun control makes America safer, and argues that it is a violation of the second amendment.

Craig Rivera interviewed Christine Ristivo, who has been attending gun shows with her family since age 5.  As a mother, she was sympathetic to the actions that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, agrees that mental health and background checks are necessary, and approves of getting rid of loopholes that exist at gun shows. Craig Rivera expands on the gun show loophole by explaining that only 6 states require background checks for those buying and selling guns.  11 states have some regulations, but 33 states have no regulations whatsoever.  At gun shows within those 33 states, anyone can post “Private Sale” over their booth. As a private party who claims not to sell guns as a business, no background check is necessary for either party.

Craig Rivera spoke with ‘Crossroads of the West’ owner Bob Templeton, who claims the American people feel scapegoated for the acts of one psychopathic killer. He states that he, as well as a lot of other gun owners in American, feel that the government is chipping away at their rights and eventually will totally deprive Americans of our lawful ownership of firearms.

Exclusive Look Inside the Costa Mesa Gun Show from Craig Rivera on Vimeo.


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