Here are a few things that come to mind when we think about gun show etiquette, whether you're an exhibitor or a patron. If you think of others, e-mail them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll consider adding them to the list.
1. Represent your merchandise or services fairly.
2. Don’t interrupt someone who’s in the middle of a transaction or potential transaction.
3. We’re happy you ran into your old friend, but please don’t park yourselves directly in front of an exhibitor’s table while you catch up on the past 15 years. That table is his storefront, and if you’re parked there, he’s missing potential customers.
4. Please keep it clean. Yeah, we remember how cool we felt when we said our first cuss word, but you're already cool just by being at our show, so no swearing, please.
5. Don’t talk down the other guy, or his merchandise. It is what it is.
6. No deal? You’ve made an offer on the merchandise, and the
owner declines. Maybe there was a counteroffer, maybe not. In any case, whether
you’re the buyer or seller, be polite about it. The two of you have essentially
agreed to disagree on a deal. There is no need to get angry or insult the other
party. It’s a gun show, not a school yard.