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SF Gate: Cow Palace gun show gets boost from Obama’s firearms sales rules

Obama's has been America's best gun salesman... 

Via SF Gate:

They came to Daly City wearing camouflage clothes and holsters on their hips, dragging baskets and cases to carry their purchases home. Both newcomers and veteran buyers shopped the gun show with a sense of urgency, worried that new federal rules could choke the future sale of firearms.

The Crossroads of the West gun show — held Saturday and Sunday at the Cow Palace in Daly City — has long been a magnet for Second Amendment aficionados, attracting thousands of people to one of Northern California’s biggest gun shows.

The event took place just days after President Obama announced new rules on gun sales and sellers, sending the stock of gun manufacturers soaring. People rushed to buy guns and ammunition before the market tightened up. Under the executive order, even occasional gun sellers would be required to get a federal license and conduct background checks on all buyers.

Tighter California restrictions could also follow later this year if a November ballot initiative pushed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom succeeds. The proposal would ban large-capacity magazines and require background checks for anyone buying ammunition.

It’s not the first time California politicians have tried to crack down on guns and gun sales. In recent years, supervisors in both San Mateo County and San Francisco have repeatedly — and unsuccessfully — called for a ban on gun shows at the state-owned Cow Palace.

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