Thursday, September 19, 2013

Press-Tribune: Higher Insurance Premium Shuttered Idaho Gun Show

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

In the shadow of an April 13 accidental shooting at the Fort Boise Gun Show where a bullet struck two other guns and scattered shrapnel to a crowd, insurance premiums for future shows jumped and that's why members of a local gun club say they may have to end their 50-year gun show tradition in Ada County.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that EE-DA-HOW Long Rifles canceled their Fort Boise Gun Show at Expo Idaho last weekend because insurance would have cost $18,000 more than the club would have made from the show. The show had scheduled 130 vendors and was expected to draw thousands of attendees.

“We’re kind of in limbo now,” said gun show coordinator Kim Tish. “We’re still looking at insurance at a reasonable cost. There’s some talk we could get it through the (National Rifle Association).”

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