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VOL. 39 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 27, 2015

Metro Nashville bans gun shows at fairgrounds

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Metro Nashville officials have decided to stop allowing gun shows at the city's fairgrounds until those who operate the events adopt stricter measures.

According to media reports, the Board of Fair Commissioners voted 3-0 to stop allowing the shows after this weekend.

Before voting, commissioners cited three recent criminal cases in which guns purchased at the fairgrounds were linked to felons.

Fair board chairman Ned Horton said commissioners are responsible for actions at the facility and given the recent cases, there needs to be more controls in place.

David Goodman, who operates about 36 gun shows at the fairgrounds annually, said he has followed all laws governing gun sales and shouldn't be punished for the actions of criminals. He said he plans to appeal the decision.

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