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About 25 miles from my home in Philadelphia lies the little suburban town of Oaks, Pa.
It's a nice quiet "Pleasant Valley Sunday" kind of place.
And, every year they hold a big gun show at their convention center.
Today was the day.

I was in my cellar this afternoon, going through boxes of ornaments and decorations and listening to the local news on the radio.
The news of the gun show was highlighted in a spot.
According to the reporter, finding a parking spot at the convention center was nearly impossible and there was a forty five minute to an hour wait in line just to pay your ten bucks to get into the event.
During the course of the report a few folks who were attending the gun show were interviewed.
"It's the political atmosphere driving the sales.", said one participant.
When asked whether the murders that were perpetrated last Friday gave him pause or changed his mind regarding assault type rifles, he answered, "No".
This gent went on to say that Lanza would have used another weapon, a knife, a car, his bare hands, to slake his lust for killing if he didn't have access to a firearm.
He expressed his sympathy for the victims and their loved ones but he wasn't about to let anything come between him and his god given right to own some firepower.
That got me to thinking.
What if enough people who oppose this kind of thinking decided to show up at these gun shows.
I'm not talking about showing up to protest outside, holding signs and chanting.
I'm thinking that we spend that ten bucks on advanced tickets or show up, in big numbers, to stand in line to pay for admission.
Once inside, no noise, no picketing, no slogans nor signs.
Just no buying.
Let the people selling the weapons put up their dough to purchase their vendor spots and then see absolutely no profit for the day.
Imagine a large group of smiling, friendly, courteous people just meandering around the gun show and spending absolutely no cash.
Imagine that.
Am I fooling myself or could this be done?
Just imagine that.
The Hand of the Market giving the death merchants a good slap in the head.
Imagine that.
I am.


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