Clayton & West Potsdam Gun Show Operators Make Deal w/ AG


The state Attorney General's Office says it has reached agreements with 23 gun show operators, including ones who run shows in Clayton and West Potsdam, to make sure guns don't wind up in the wrong hands.

AG Eric Schneiderman announced the deal following a statewide undercover investigation.

The 23 gun show operators agreed to follow the "Model Gun Show Procedures," which were developed by the AG's Office to promote uniform gun show operations across the state, including a rule that ensures all guns brought into the gun show by private sellers are tagged so that, upon exiting, the operator can determine if guns were sold and that a proper background check was performed.

The operators oversee more than 50 currently scheduled shows and gun auctions in New York this year, which represents over 80 percent of the shows in the state.

Five more operators are reviewing the procedures and are also expected to adopt them.

The process is ongoing, with the goal of universal adoption of the procedures in the state by the end of this year.

The local gun show operators are the Clayton Rotary Club and the West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Company.

See the AG's news release

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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