Procedure Denies Gun Show Request

Procedure Denies Gun Show Request

The Cheyenne County Commissioners voted against a request to have a firearms show at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The vote was based on procedure, not a lack of support for firearms. Skip Fricke of High Plains Shooter Supply submitted a request for use of the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds building for the weekend of January 15-16. Sheriff Adam Frerichs was present for the telephone discussion with Fricke. Fricke said the event is a gun show with vendors. He said he would at the facility overnight, and a “guard dog” would be in the event center. He estimated there would be $1 million in inventory at the event. Sheriff Frerichs said he was concerned with a dog in the building. Fricke said the dog is not a “bite-dog.” Frerichs also questioned Fricke’s philosophy on confronting and detaining a possible intruder. The commissioners said they support gun sales and ownership. One of the conflicts is the application was not submitted in a timely manner. County Attorney Paul Schaub said NIRMA (Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association) frowns on using a county facility for a non-county event. County commissioner Phil Sanders said he is not anti-gun; he is concerned about the liability. Fricke said he has never had a problem at a show. “We’ve got rules to follow,” he said. The commissioners also approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Tyler Industries regarding the Vetra Spec Program. The program is a yearly subscription that assists the Veteran Service Office. Tyler Industries bought out Vetra, according […]

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