Welcome to the “Official Site” for VPI Gun & Knife Shows
Welcome to VPI Gun and Knife Shows. We appreciate your interest and want you to know we continually strive to ensure a safe and profitable show. Therefore, we ask that you know, abide by, and help us enforce the general show rules, especially our # 1 rule.
- No Loaded Guns, No Loaded Guns, and NO LOADED GUNS!
- ABSOLUTELY NO LOADED GUNS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHOW
- This includes concealed carry and any dealer side arms. All guns must be tied during show hours – NO exceptions.
Please do not bring any loaded guns in our shows for the safety of the venue, vendors, and our customers. Full-time security will be on hand to handle issues.
For the past 21 years, VPI Gun & Knife Shows have been the landmark gun and outdoor product trade shows for North Alabama. Our shows are consistently filled to capacity with a huge variety of firearms, accessories, ammunition, knives, tactical gear, hunting, and target sports products, worthwhile organizations and much, much more. We’ve worked hard to bring you the solid, reputable vendors that you deserve and expect. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email us at email@example.com.
We host shows in Huntsville three times throughout the year. We’ve also added a FACEBOOK PAGE to help you stay aware of the latest show news and specials.
- Huntsville(Cahaba Shrine Motor Corps’ Gun Show)
Debunking the so-called “GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE”
There has been a tremendous amount of publicity both locally and nationally recently regarding the so-called gun show “loophole” and various legislative attempts at “closing” it. Neither VPI Gun & Knife Shows nor the facilities he operates and takes the operation of their businesses lightly and there can be no reasonable dispute that they have always operated in full compliance with all federal, state and local laws.
Moreover, VPI Gun & Knife Shows regularly reviews and enhances its business practices, meets with various local and federal law enforcement agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and otherwise demonstrates the same professionalism and pride in the Second Amendment that it always has during its 20 years in business in general and at Hara specifically. Nevertheless, VPI Gun & Knife Shows would like to take this opportunity to point out certain facts regarding the so-called gun show “loophole” that is often overlooked.
What is commonly referred to as the gun show “loophole” is nothing but a derogatory reference to conduct that is specifically permitted under both state and federal law. Sales of firearms at gun shows are no different, in that, state and federal law both permit certain conduct and prohibit certain conduct. Thus, this “loophole” is merely conduct that is specifically permitted under all applicable law, and in order to assist their cause of changing the law, certain groups have invented a nefarious-sounding label for legal conduct. VPI does not take issue with any citizen’s rights to free speech and to petition the government to change the law.
What are the laws concerning the private sale of a handgun?
- To privately sell a firearm, it is recommended that you safeguard information pertaining to the transaction such as the date the firearm was sold, the complete name and address of the buyer, and the make, model, and serial number of the firearm. The seller and buyer of a handgun must be a resident of the state in which the transfer occurs. Should the firearm ever be located at a crime scene, a trace of the firearm will determine the licensed dealer who last sold the firearm and will identify the last buyer of the firearm. To have your name removed from this process, you may consider placing your firearm on consignment with a licensed dealer. This will also ensure that the firearm is transferred only to a lawfully eligible individual.
A private party who does not hold a federal firearms license, however, is not required by state or federal law to conduct an FBI background check when selling a firearm to another private party (Nor is it even possible for non-licensee, private parties to conduct FBI background checks, because such is only available to those holding a federal firearms license) Accordingly, non-licensed, private parties may sell firearms at gun shows in accordance with state and federal law, as long as such sales otherwise fully comply with all provisions of federal and other applicable law (i.e., they cannot transfer guns to people they know or have reason to believe are prohibited from possessing the guns such as felons, illegal aliens, mental defectives, etc.). This is the law throughout Alabama, and it applies to all private sales regardless of whether they occur at gun shows, a private residence, or anywhere elsewhere.
Accordingly, to the extent that anyone engages in conduct as a buyer or a seller of a firearm, whether at a gun show or anywhere else, that is in any way in violation of any applicable law, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
VALLEY PRODUCTIONS, INC. | VPI Gun & Knife Shows
Valley Productions Inc was established on February 27, 1998, by Brent Oliver and the late Harold “Skeeter” Comer with the first gun and knife show held at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum on May 23-24, 1998 and has become the number one source for promoting services for dealers and the public. We realize that everyone has a choice on what show they desire to set up and we certainly appreciate all of you who choose to be a part of our shows. Whether you are selling or trading a personal collection or are a federally licensed dealer, you’ll find our shows are well-publicized and bring in a wide range of collectors, outdoor lovers, and more.
Valley Productions would like to say “Thank You” for your continued support of our gun & knife shows in the great state of Alabama.
Contact Us Today:
VPI Gun & Knife Shows | PO Box 740683, Tuscumbia AL 35674
Phone: (256) 978-5643 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org