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The regulations outlined below apply to all who enter one of our shows, whether entering as an exhibitor or as public.

In addition to these regulations, all are responsible for adhering to applicable laws, be they federal, state, or local. Some laws that may apply are cited or referred to on this page, but these references are not, nor are they intended to be, a complete account of the applicable laws. These references were not prepared by a law enforcement officer/agent, a prosecutor, or an attorney. If in doubt about a transfer, we recommend you check with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.


> No loaded firearms, magazines, or clips on the premises. THIS INCLUDES CONCEALED CARRY. We are strong supporters of concealed carry, however in order to comply with insurance regulations, any firearm you bring onto the premises must be unloaded. You are responsible for notifying the staff at the gun tie table of all firearms that you are carrying. It is your responsibility to ensure that your firearms, and any firearm you handle while on the premises, are unloaded. 
> All guns must be secured: in a closed display case, locked (trigger lock or cable lock) or action cable tied. 

> No alcoholic beverages on the premises. 

> All ammo, except collector items, must be in a box, sealed container, or undercover (i.e. in a display case). 
> No black powder.

> No explosive ordnance, destructive devices, or parts designed to convert any semi-auto firearm to full auto fire.

> No media (books, DVDs, etc.) describing or illustrating illegal activities.

> No pornographic materials, items with obscene language or graphics, or other material considered offensive to families, including T-shirts, media, bumperstickers, etc.

> No one under the age of 18 will be admitted unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

> Heritage Arms LLC accepts no responsibility or liability for any damages or injuries resulting from an exhibitor’s or patron’s display or actions. Exhibitors and patrons hereby assume full liability for any and all damages or personal injuries resulting from the use or misuse of any item of any exhibitor or patron, and will hold harmless the gun show promoter. 

> Exhibitors agree to release the gun show promoter from all liability for any theft, damages, losses, or injuries incurred while on the premises.  

Title 27 Code ofFederal Regulations Chapter II Part 478 'Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition'
478.29 Out-of-State acquisition of firearms by nonlicensees.
"No person, other than a licensed...shall transport into or receive in the State where the person resides...any firearm purchased or otherwise obtained...outside that State: Provided, That...this section: (a) shall not preclude any person who lawfully acquires a firearm by bequest or interstate succession...(b) Shall not apply to the transportation or receipt of a rifle or shotgun obtained from a licensed..."

478.30 Out-of-State disposition of firearms by nonlicensees.
"No nonlicensee shall transfer, sell, trade, give, transport or delivery any firearm to any other nonlicensee, who the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in...the State in which the transferor resides: Provided, That the provisions of this section: shall not apply to the transfer...of a firearm made to carry out a bequest..."

The plain language version: Thetransfer of firearms from the resident of one state to the resident of another state, when neither resident is a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), is illegal unless the transfer takes place through an FFL. Please contact management for assistance with such transfers. 

There are NO provisions for the transfer of a handgun between residents of different states unless both residents are FFLs.  

Additionally, 18 United States Code, 922(d) indicates that it is against the law for anyone,  knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that another person may not legally own or possess a firearm, to sell or otherwise provide a firearm to that person, regardless of where the two parties reside.