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New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385

Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

For Immediate Distribution ~ 12 July 2016

NEACA Arms Fair Returns to Riley Rink
July 16, 17

~ While NY Wants to Ban 2nd Amendment Rights ~

Press release by David Petronis ~ President, NEACA, Inc.

There are those who would take away your right to keep and collect guns but there are also those who protect that right; we, the members of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, who defend the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Whether that guarantee is confirmed by Federal or State government the wording is generally the same and with the same meaning; “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” What part of “infringed” is not understood?

Our NEACA Arms Fair has been held in the Saratoga Springs, NY City Center for the past 32 years and now the democrat majority of that city thinks the shows’ “time has passed.” The time, treasure and tribulations spent over the last three decades to promote that show, incidentally, the first trade show at the City Center was staged by NEACA, and certainly has pleased, benefited and enhanced that city’s coffers according to NEACA President, David Petronis.

“Our Membership and Gun Shows has contributed a lot of money to Saratoga over these past thirty years,“ says Petronis,” and we certainly don’t feel our time has passed in any way!” But, according to him, the City Center has no further dates available for his future shows. “For our Arms Fairs to be simply eliminated from the only venue large enough to hold them is truly outrageous,” he commented. Petronis claims over 3000 people regularly attend his four shows a year at the City Center with one reaching 7000 attendees. “We bring a lot of buyers to a city when we hold our Gun Show,” he said.

“If they don’t want us there … we will go where they do. And I believe the friendly folks of the Riley Rink in Manchester Center, Vermont want us at their venue in their lovely town.” Petronis, said. “And we will be there this coming weekend with a great Gun Show, our third event there in a year.”

Within NEACA gun shows all state and federal laws are followed and all modern firearms purchased from FFL Dealers are required to go through an FBI background review; this is known as the National Instant Criminal System background check, or NICS. Each Federal Firearms Licensed exhibitor can perform this quick and easy check over a secure phone line and generally takes just a few minutes.

Plenty of new, used, antique and investment firearms of all types will be at this show; plus vintage sporting collectables and antique hunting, fishing and trapping items. We also have local exhibitors offering military souvenirs and treasures from our very first world conflicts; our American Revolution, also vintage firearms, swords and accoutrements from our War Between the States, also dealers in relics and collectables from our modern two World Wars and even our current War on Terrorism. You too can bring items in to sell or trade with our collectors. Guides, gun smiths’, collector books and a new author will also be at the show.

NEACA events are a walk through history as attendees view museum quality vintage collectables offered among the expected two hundred tables this July 16 and 17 at the Riley Rink Arms Fair. We open for the public to buy, sell or trade on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and again on Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM. However, ours is a museum where you can actually purchase a remnant from our historic past.

Other venues which may be interested in hosting our Arms Fair can reach President David Petronis at NEACA Mechanicville, NY office at 518-664-9743; as well for any exhibitors who may wish to participate in our quality Northeast events.

Come one and all to our Arms Fair this July 16 & 17 and perhaps bring something to sell or trade with our exhibitors, talk to the dealers who are gun smiths, see the new hunting scopes and accessories, buy hard to find ammunition and targets for your practice and talk to the politicians who will defend our rights, mine and yours, to continue to keep and bear arms as our Second Amendment guarantees. And certainly, don’t forget to register and vote this November to protect your rights on Election Day. NEACA supports Donald Trump for President.

More show information is available on our web at NEACA.com.


New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385

Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

Arms Fair at:                

Riley Rink, 410 Hunter Park Road
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255

Saturday, April 9 and Sunday April 10, 2016

For immediate release ~ Local News and Events Calendar

Press and cameras are invited for our Friday evening Preview from 4:00 to 8:00 PM or throughout the show Saturday only.

Saratoga Arms Fair New Membership

Hi, I’m David Petronis, President of NEACA, Inc., and I would like to inform you that our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates and NEACA Arms Fair will be in the Riley Rink at Hunter Park in Manchester Center, Vermont this Saturday and Sunday, April 9 & 10. Last September we were invited by the new director at the Rink in Hunter Park to stage our very first Arms Fair there. The Rink is situated just a mile north of the Route 30 and Historic Route 7A traffic circle intersection in the center of town. This will be our second event at Riley Rink and we were quite pleased with our first show there. However, we still need to find additional exhibitors so we can fill the 275 table capacity of this fine venue. We still have space left and do invite all exhibitors who are in the outdoors sporting industry or hunting, shooting, trapping or fishing sports to come and display at our Second NEACA Arms Fair & Sportsman’s Expo. We will continue with two more during 2016.

We also invite outdoor photographers, artists, duck carvers, Adirondack lore makers, fly rod builders and dealers in vintage Americana or sporting goods. And, of course, this is an Arms Fair, where all sorts of militaria, edged weapons, or antique and modern firearms, ammunition and accessories can be found. With Revolutionary War and Civil War artifacts, swords and guns on hand plus collector and investment firearms to be seen this will be a walk thru history but also where you can not only view items but perhaps buy and take home a piece of history. From research books to antique traps to a wall hanger gun for over your fireplace our Arms Fair is the place to find that certain piece you may have been searching for.

And our exhibitors and dealers not only wish to sell their items but also need to replace their inventory with things you may wish to bring in to our show. Plus our collectors may want to purchase your collection; one piece or the whole amount. Arms Fairs are a great way for the public to buy, sell or trade with our dealers and collectors. We may not fill all of our proposed table capacity but this will probably still be the largest Arms Fair in the State of Vermont since NEACA promoted some at the Green Mountain Racetrack in Pownal nearly two decades ago. We have others planned at the Riley Rink for July 16, 17 and October 8, 9, 2016 where we hope to build this event to full capacity with fine exhibitors from throughout the northeast. To download our flier from the web go to http://neaca.com/docs/2016/Manchester-VT-Gun-Show-April-2016.pdf.

Riley Rink, 410 Hunter Park Road, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255

NEACA has been conducting Antique Shows and Arms Fairs throughout the northeast since 1982 and this past March was our 102nd Arms Fair produced with 250 tables at the Saratoga Springs City Center in NY State which is straight west of our new Manchester Center Arms Fair location. We can only hope our new event will be as successful as we are in Saratoga.

Doors are open for the public to browse at 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday. Admission is $8.00, Seniors over 60 is only $7.00 and Children under 14 are Free with an adult. NEACA Membership info can be found on NEACA.com at $50.00 for 12 months with $45.00 renewal. NEACA Members get Free entry to all of our shows plus get in early as well as discounted table space rental. See our Gun Show page or call NEACA in Mechanicville, NY at 518-664-9743.

Thanks, David Petronis, NEACA President

38 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118


New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385

Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

Saratoga Springs, New York ~ Gun and Militaria Show

Saturday, January 30 and Sunday January 31, 2016

For immediate release ~ Local News and Events Calendar

Press and cameras are invited for our Friday evening Preview from 4:00 to 8:00 PM or throughout the show Saturday only.

Saratoga Arms Fair New Membership

New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. will again host their popular Saratoga Springs Gun and Militaria Show this January 30 & 31. This is their 101st Gun Show, referred to as an Arms Fair, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. NEACA produced the very first City Center Trade Show in August of 1984 and has been there continuously for Thirty-two years. We are again, basically, Sold Out!

Collectors and dealers of antique, classic and investment grade firearms from all over the northeast, gather in Saratoga Springs to buy, sell and trade their wares several times a year. There are always interesting and historical offerings of Colt, Savage and Winchester firearms as well as rare pieces of Americana, military collectibles, quality reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, thousands of guns, knives, ammo and accessories. It will be a stroll through history while perusing over 200 tables. Many vintage outdoor sporting items, Adirondack antiques or other unusual things often appear at these shows; and this Winter Show is always well attended.

Interesting segments of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors events are collector displays presented throughout the show. This Arms Fair also includes prominent antique arms dealers, custom knife specialists and outdoors sports exhibits. NEACA always accommodates space to organizations for displays such as local Fish & Game Clubs and Friends of the NRA groups. Persons wishing information about local hunting, fishing and shooting sports can find it through these clubs. One can also join the NRA while at the show, the best bet to protect 2nd Amendment rights and perhaps the best bet in Saratoga this year! And we always have several interesting exhibits for our ladies.

In keeping with the prominence of Saratoga, this show features some of the best collector and investment arms dealers in the northeast. The list includes several of the finest, high quality dealers in the country plus many prominent dealers in fine investment firearms, wild life photography, vintage militaria and outdoor sporting collectibles. In attendance will be all the quality, local dealers from New York and New England displaying antique pistols, long arms, swords & accoutrements as well as Revolutionary War and Civil War artifacts. This will again be a premiere Arms Fair, presenting new and used firearms, militaria and sporting collectibles, which now are the hottest and most rewarding collector fields in the United States and fast becoming, more so, internationally. This is a show not to be missed.

Current NEACA members are admitted for early viewing on Friday evening at 4:30 PM. New memberships are available at the door at that time for an annual fee of $50. This includes free admission, with no waiting in line, to all NEACA Shows, for twelve full months. Renewals are $45 per year. The show is open to members one-half hour early on Saturday and Sunday. All State and Federal laws are in effect at all NEACA Arms Fairs.

The doors will open to the general public to buy, sell or trade on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. General admission is $9.00 daily ($8.00 for Senior citizens over 60) and children under 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Our collectors and dealers are always looking for items to purchase from the public. Before visiting the show, check that attic trunk for old military uniforms or war souvenirs, the back closet for Grandpa’s old firearm or the garage for pack baskets, duck decoys, old animal traps or vintage fishing gear and bring it along to the show. Many of the exhibitors will be happy to perhaps purchase items, give an estimate of value, or if needed, written appraisal. Firearms must be cased or covered on the streets or entering the City Center.

For further information call NEACA President, David Petronis at (518) 664-9743 or write to PO Box 385, Mechanicville, NY 12118. Information is also available on the World Wide Web @ NEACA.com.

SALES OF ALL MODERN FIREARMS ARE SUBJECT TO AN FBI BACKGROUND CHECK

PLEASE ENTER DATES INTO YOUR EVENT OR COMMUNITY CALENDAR. Next Saratoga Springs, NY Gun Show is the Arms Fair on March *18, 19, 20, 2016.

Next NEACA Arms Fair is at the Polish Comm. Ctr., Washington Ave Ext, Albany, NY February 20, 21


New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385

Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

Saratoga Springs, New York ~ Gun and Militaria Show

Saturday, October 17 and Sunday October 18, 2015

For immediate release ~ Local News and Events Calendar

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 4 PM

Press and cameras are invited for our Friday evening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Preview from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Press release by David Petronis ~ President, NEACA, Inc.

For Immediate Distribution ~ 04 October 2015

Saratoga Arms Fair October 2013

100 NEACA City Center Shows in 3 Decades

Our journey to 100 shows began with a screeching halt! The glimpse of a sign announcing the future home of a “City Center” coerced my right leg to respond instantly from a brain wave making my van hug a huge hole on the north end of Broadway. Over three decades later I can still recall traversing the construction area to find Mark Baker in a small trailer alongside new cement foundations.

In a matter of hours my fairly new company, NEACA, Inc., was on its’ way to promote the first trade show in the yet to be built Saratoga Springs City Center. This October will continue with the 100th Arms Fair, which my wife Cathy and I have produced at the City Center since 1984. We began with a gun show in September, now 31 years later have our 100th Arms Fair on October 17 & 18.

Years ago when I arrived home and told Cathy I just booked two shows in a hole in the ground in Saratoga, she told me I had a hole in my head! Little did we know how our business journey would go or where we would end up. Actually, we have two sister businesses; one that buys and sells guns and things, the other being our show productions. Within them we have a membership of collectors and dealers in New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, and a brick and mortar shop with-in our four story building in Mechanicville, which we call “Hudson River Trading Company.” Our web presence covers them both.

From a small gun shop in our home we now have a large store of antique, collector and modern firearms on Main Street. And from our very first gun show held at the Mechanicville Community Center in 1982 we have produced a variety of shows in the surrounding northeast states plus edited, printed and produced our own newspaper, “Arms Collectors Journal”. Things have certainly progressed for NEACA.

Over the years our other shows have been very good but our Saratoga Springs Arms Fair has grown into a northeast premier event of quality exhibitors and excellent public attendance. Even with such a huge draw of people, who actually represent every state in our union, Saratoga Arms Fair still feels like a home town show. Of course many things have changed over these thirty years or so and our shows have had to keep up with those new trends, new laws, new regulations, and new politically correct ideas, among even changing attitudes. These changes have made our gun show business, shall we say, more interesting.

In the 1980’s and 90’s a myriad of things were happening and life as Americans was actually pretty good. Then among a 1998 tornado, the occurrence of another Day of Infamy on September 11th, 2001 and now the NYS Safe-Act to contend with, our gun show business has been challenging. However, we plan to continue and are actually expanding again to produce 20 to 30 shows each year. But, we take much pride in reaching this milestone of 100 shows at this one facility; the one which we opened with a show where we literally chased out the painters. The City Center Arms Fairs have been good for Saratoga and Saratoga Springs has certainly been good for Cathy and me. And as we all say, Saratoga is always the place to be.

David Petronis, President, NEACA, Inc.

PLEASE ENTER DATES INTO YOUR EVENT OR COMMUNITY CALENDAR. ~ Next Saratoga Springs, NY Arms Fair is our 101st show at the City Center on January 30, 31, 2016.

More show information is available at NEACA.com.


New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385

Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

Saratoga Springs, New York ~ Gun and Militaria Show

Saturday, October 17 and Sunday October 18, 2015

For immediate release ~ Local News and Events Calendar

Press and cameras are invited for our Friday evening Preview from 5:00 to 8:00 PM or throughout the show Saturday only.

Press release by David Petronis ~ President, NEACA, Inc.

For Immediate Distribution ~ 12 October 2015

Saratoga Arms Fair New Membership

This Arms Fair is our 100th show at the City Center.

New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc. will again host their popular Saratoga Springs Gun and Militaria Show this October 17 & 18. This is their 100th Gun Show, referred to as an Arms Fair, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. NEACA produced the very first City Center Trade Show in August of 1984 and has been there continuously for Thirty-one years.

Collectors and dealers of antique, classic and investment grade firearms from all over the northeast, gather in Saratoga Springs to buy, sell and trade their wares several times a year. There are always interesting and historical offerings of Colt, Savage and Winchester firearms as well as rare pieces of Americana, military collectibles, quality reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, thousands of guns, knives, ammo and accessories. It will be a stroll through history while perusing over 200 tables. Many other outdoor sporting, Adirondack antiques or unusual items often appear at these shows. This Show also features vintage sporting collectibles and investment firearms.

Interesting segments of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors events are collector displays presented throughout the show. This Arms Fair also includes prominent antique arms dealers, custom knife specialists and outdoors sports exhibits. NEACA always accommodates space to organizations for displays such as local Fish & Game Clubs and Friends of the NRA groups. Persons wishing information about local hunting, fishing and shooting sports can find it through these clubs. One can also join the NRA while at the show, the best bet to protect 2nd Amendment rights and perhaps the best bet in Saratoga this year! And we always have several exhibits for our ladies.

In keeping with the prominence of Saratoga Springs, this show features some of the best collector and investment arms dealers in the northeast. The list includes several of the finest, high quality shotgun dealers in the country plus many prominent dealers in fine investment firearms, wild life photography, vintage militaria and outdoor sporting collectibles. In attendance will be all the quality, local dealers from New York and New England displaying antique pistols, long arms, swords & accoutrements as well as Revolutionary War and Civil War artifacts. This will again be a premiere Arms Fair, presenting new and used firearms, militaria and sporting collectibles, which now are the hottest and most rewarding collector fields in the United States and fast becoming, more so, internationally. This is a show not to be missed.

Current NEACA members are admitted for early viewing on Friday evening at 5:30 PM. New memberships are available at the door at that time for an annual fee of $50. This includes free admission, with no waiting in line, to all NEACA Shows, for twelve full months. Renewals are $45 per year. The show is open to members one-half hour early on Saturday and Sunday. All State and Federal laws are in effect at all Arms Fairs.

The doors will open to the general public to buy, sell or trade on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. General admission is $8.00 daily ($7.00 for Senior citizens over 60) and children under 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Our collectors and dealers are always looking for items to purchase from the public. Before visiting the show, check that attic trunk for old military uniforms or war souvenirs, the back closet for Grandpa’s old firearm or the garage for pack baskets, duck decoys, old animal traps or vintage fishing gear and bring it along to the show. Many of the exhibitors will be happy to perhaps purchase items, give an estimate of value, or if needed, written appraisal. Firearms must be cased or covered entering the City Center.

For further information call NEACA President, David Petronis at (518) 664-9743 or write to PO Box 385, Mechanicville, NY 12118. Information is also available on the web at NEACA.com

SALES OF ALL MODERN FIREARMS ARE SUBJECT TO AN FBI BACKGROUND CHECK

PLEASE ENTER DATES INTO YOUR EVENT OR COMMUNITY CALENDAR.

Next Saratoga Springs, NY Arms Fair is our 101st show at the City Center on January 30, 31, 2016.


New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385

Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

NEACA Arms Fair Returns to Norwich

Press release by David Petronis ~ President, NEACA, Inc.

For Immediate Distribution ~ 20 May 2015

New EastCoast Arms Collectors Associates, NEACA, Inc., is returning to the Chenango County Fairgrounds in Norwich with their ever popular Arms Fair the weekend of May 30 & 31. This is the second Gun Show produced by Cathy & David Petronis in the Exhibition Hall and will follow the Memorial Day weekend events the same as their first show did in 2014. Nearly 100 tables of exhibitors can be accommodated in the exhibit hall.

The central area of New York State has a tradition of farming and hunting but there are also those who would take away your right to own and collect guns. There are also those who defend that right and we at NEACA seek to protect our Second Amendment through promotion of our Arms Fairs across the northeast. You too, can help protect our Constitution by coming to our show and supporting our collectors and exhibitors.

Take a walk through history while perusing vintage sporting arms, investment grade firearms or new and used guns, knives and accessories. Our exhibitors will also be offering to buy, sell or trade military souvenirs, used or antique guns and collectibles and items from our many wars & conflicts. This is where you can find and actually purchase a relic from our historic past. And, our dealers would like to perhaps see and purchase what you may decide to bring into our show.

Whether your interest is with vintage firearms, swords or knives, in building a bayonet collection or simply one of pins and patches from WWI or WWII our exhibitors have items for your perusal. Fantasy swords to hand crafted knives will be there; hunting arms and accessories will be available as well as night vision optics, targets and all sorts of scarce ammunition to feed your collection or your firearms. This show is not to be missed and we encourage a family outing to show your support of our right to keep and bear arms.

Many politicians and dignitaries have also attended our well run Arms Fairs in Saratoga Springs, Utica and elsewhere such as our NYS Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, who at Saratoga said, “the safest place to buy a gun is at our gun show.” NEACA has worked with the AG’s office to develop and maintain high safety standards at gun shows across NY State and now all promoters follow those guidelines set forth.

Within our gun show events all state and federal laws are followed and all modern firearms purchasers are required to go through an FBI background review; this is known as the National Instant Criminal System background check, or NICS. Each Federal Firearms Licensed exhibitor can perform this quick and easy check over a secure phone line which generally takes just a few minutes. It is now illegal in the State of New York to try to buy or sell a modern firearm without the aid of a FFL dealer to perform a NICS check of the purchaser. For a small fee, we offer this service at our show to those individuals who wish to bring their firearm to the show and offer it for sale to the public; there is no fee if sold to a FFL dealer.

The NY Safe-Act now has many folks in our state upset over the myriad of new laws the act imposed. However, this is what we must live by until that Act is either amended, overturned or abolished. There will be a table at this show offering voting registration forms and information regarding the folks who would like to abolish the Safe-Act. We at NEACA and the majority of hunters, gun owners and Second Amendment supporters we know, would like this act repealed.

We are not against sensible gun laws and actually, there are some good points to the Safe-Act such as attempting to keep firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people; and we have no problem with a general background check as has been federal law for quite some time. But, a background check on .22 ammunition purchases and regulations prohibiting individual firearms sales is stretching the limit of regulations designed to keep citizens safe. We do not feel any safer but rather overly infringed upon!

Our NEACA shows are safe, popular and well attended. Recently at one of our NEACA Saratoga Springs Arms Fairs we were honored by a visit from former Arizona Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords and astronaut husband Mark Kelly. My wife, Cathy, and I had a very nice conversation with them while visiting their first gun show since Gabby was shot by a “deranged” gun man. We, as they do, want to keep guns out of the hands of troubled individuals, because usually they are the perpetrators of violent shootings, not the great majority of law abiding gun owners.

So, come one and all to our Arms Fair this May 30 & 31 and perhaps bring something to sell or trade with our exhibitors, talk to the dealers who are gun smiths or run shooting ranges, see the new hunting scopes and accessories, buy the hard to find ammunition and targets for your practice and talk to the politicians who will defend our rights, mine and yours, to continue to keep and bear arms as our Second Amendment guarantees. And certainly, don’t forget to register and vote to protect your rights on Election Day.

More show information is available at NEACA.com.

David Petronis, President
Cathy Petronis, Secretary/Treasurer
NEACA, Inc.
38 North Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
518-664-9743


New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

38 North Main Street; PO Box 385

Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743

NEACA Arms Fair Returns to Newburgh

Press release by David Petronis ~ President, NEACA, Inc.

For Immediate Distribution ~ 7 May 2015

There are those who would take away your right to keep and collect guns but there are also those who protect that right; we, who defend the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Whether a Federal or State government is confirmed by such document, included wording is generally the same and with the same meaning; “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

The third weekend in May has been a traditional time for NEACA, Inc. to support our goal of defending freedom by hosting an Arms Fair. We previously had done so at the NYS Armory in Newburgh and had used that location for our Gun and Militaria shows for many years. Twenty years ago was our last event at that Armory. Since then it has been closed and sold and our New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates had not found a suitable replacement facility to host our popular show, that is, until recently.

NEACA has discovered Icetime Sports Complex a little northwest of Newburgh city just off Exit 6 of Interstate 84. We have returned to the Newburgh area with a fine group of exhibitors and plan to run a spring and fall Gun & Militaria Show at this location.

The arena can hold 225 eight foot tables and for this show, we are well on our way to fill those tables with dealers of new, used, collector, investment grade and antique firearms of all sorts. Our NEACA membership includes most of the high quality firearms dealers in the northeast and many of them will participate in this our third show, back in Newburgh since 1994.

We also have local exhibitors offering military souvenirs and collectibles from our very first world conflicts; our American Revolution, also vintage firearms, swords and accoutrements from our War between the States, what is known as the US Civil War, and also dealers in relics and collectibles from our two World Wars and into our current War on Terrorism. You too can bring items in to sell or trade with our collectors.

Our events are a walk through history as attendees view museum quality vintage collectibles offered among the two hundred tables on May 16 and 17 at the Icetime Arena Arms Fair. We open for the public to buy, sell or trade on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and again on Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM. However, ours is a museum where you can actually purchase and collect a remnant from our historic past.

Whether your interest is with vintage firearms, swords or knives, in building a bayonet collection or simply one of pins and patches from WWI or WWII our exhibitors have items for your perusal. Fantasy swords to hand crafted knives will be there; hunting arms and accessories will be available as well as night vision optics, targets and all sorts of scarce ammunition to feed your collection or your firearms. This show is not to be missed and we encourage a family outing to show your support of our right to keep and bear arms.

Many politicians and dignitaries have also attended our well run Arms Fairs in Saratoga Springs, Utica and elsewhere such as our NYS Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, who at Saratoga said, “the safest place to buy a gun is at our gun show.” NEACA has worked with the AG’s office to develop and maintain high safety standards at gun shows across NY State and now all promoters follow those guidelines set forth.

Within our gun show events all state and federal laws are followed and all modern firearms purchasers are required to go through an FBI background review; this is known as the National Instant Criminal System background check, or NICS. Each Federal Firearms Licensed exhibitor can perform this quick and easy check over a secure phone line and generally takes just a few minutes. It is now illegal in the State of New York to try to buy or sell a modern firearm without the aid of a FFL dealer to perform a NICS check of the purchaser. For a small fee, we offer this service at our show to those individuals who wish to bring their firearm to the show and offer it for sale to the public; there is no fee if sold to a FFL holder.

The NY Safe-Act now has many folks in our state upset over the myriad of new laws the act imposed. However, this is what we must live by until that Act is either amended, overturned or abolished. There will be a table at this show offering voting registration forms and information regarding the folks who would like to abolish the Safe-Act. We at NEACA and the majority of hunters, gun owners and Second Amendment supporters we know, would like this act repealed.

Actually, there are some good points to the Safe-Act such as attempting to keep firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people; and we have no problem with a general background check as has been federal law for quite some time. But, a background check on .22 ammunition purchases is stretching the limit of regulations designed to keep citizens safe. We do not feel any safer but rather infringed upon!

Recently at one of our NEACA Saratoga Springs Arms Fairs we were honored by a visit from former Arizona Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords and astronaut husband Mark Kelly. My wife, Cathy, and I had a very nice conversation with them while visiting their first gun show since Gabby was shot by a “deranged” gunman. We, as they do, want to keep guns out of the hands of troubled individuals, because they are the perpetrators of violent shootings, not the great majority of law abiding gun owners.

So, come one and all to our Arms Fair this May 16 & 17 and perhaps bring something to sell or trade with our exhibitors, talk to the dealers who are gun smiths or run shooting ranges, see the new hunting scopes and accessories, buy the hard to find ammunition and targets for your practice and talk to the politicians who will defend our rights, mine and yours, to continue to keep and bear arms as our Second Amendment guarantees. And certainly, don’t forget to register and vote to protect your rights on Election Day.

More show information is available at NEACA.com.

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