Schneiderman Highlights Success Of Model Gun Show Procedures, Cooperation With Gun Show Operators To Ensure Firearms Stay Out Of The Wrong Hands
HAUPPAUGE – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today was joined by Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone for a tour of the Hauppauge Gun Show to highlight the success of the Model Gun Show procedures developed by the Attorney General’s Office. Because of these agreements, which have been signed by every known gun show operator in the State, a background check is now conducted on virtually every firearm sold at a gun show in New York State.
During the tour, Attorney General Schneiderman and County Executive Bellone were briefed by the show’s operators on the implementation of the Model Gun Show Procedures, including a rule that ensures all guns brought into the gun show by private sellers are tagged so that, upon exiting, the operator can determine if guns were sold and that a proper background check was performed.
“By choosing to take a different path and work in cooperation with every gun show owner in New York, we are not only keeping dangerous weapons out of the wrong hands, but also ensuring that responsible citizens can exercise their right to lawfully buy firearms,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “I’m impressed by what I’ve seen here today at the Hauppauge Gun Show, and I commend these operators – as well as all the gun shows operators complying with our Model Procedures – for committing to take smart, reasonable steps to preserve public safety.”