Cupid concerned about about parking lot gun sales in Cobb
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January 03, 2013 07:13 PM | 3505 views | 9 9 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Marietta -A newly-elected Cobb County commissioner fears firearms could get into the wrong hands at gun shows held at county-owned facilities. Commissioner-elect Lisa Cupid wants to make sure guns aren't sold illegally in the parking lots of those tax-funded properties.

The county earned $73,000 from 12 gun shows at public properties last year.

"My desire is just to make sure that when we have gun shows, that it doesn't make our vulnerable communities more vulnerable," said Cobb County Commissioner-Elect Lisa Cupid (D-Mableton).

Cupid says gun violence is all too common in her district. She's concerned that illegal person-to-person gun sales could take place in county-owned parking lots during gun shows.

"We've passed word about wanting to make sure that we shore up our hand-to-hand gun sales and make sure that we do things that are consistent with the law at gun shows," Cupid said.

Cobb County's Parks and Recreation Department already prohibits the sale of anything on county property unless the parties are leasing space from the county. That includes person-to-person gun sales in the Civic Center parking lot.

"I do understand her concerns. And while they're valid - you don't know who's getting access to a firearm - the face of the matter is they can get weapons anywhere," said Reid Wolfe, who was shopping for a handgun for a family member at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna on Thursday.

Wolfe said he's a fan of gun shows at tax-funded facilities.

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"By doing it in a public forum, you know, it shows it's OK, you're allowed to and if you want to protect yourself in any way or fashion you can do so," said Wolfe.

Cupid says she doesn't want to restrict the rights of gun owners, just keep illegal guns off the streets.

"And we want to make sure that we're taking as many steps as we can to limit the possibility of guns landing in the wrong hands," said Cupid.

Cupid will be sworn into office on Friday. She has already voiced her concerns about the sale of firearms at gun shows to Cobb County's police chief.

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Long live 2A
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January 04, 2013
to Cobb Lib:

Oh, I get it. Federal gun control is going to work as great as federal immigration control. Problem solved.

No doubt most criminals stop and think about whether the law they're violating is a state law or a federal law before they haul off and break it.

Delta's ready when you are. They can take you straight to New York which has all kinds of wonderful gun control laws, and plenty of crime to go with them.

Fred Sanford
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January 06, 2013
My goodness lady, even LaMonte and Rallo were bright enough to know you don't buy the Saturday night special from anybody who was a law obedient citizen.

Real Problem
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January 04, 2013
Cupid should be concerned about all the illegals in her district who are involved with the drug smuggling and human smuggling.

Get the code department involved in the barrios and start enforcing the laws in place.
red ryder
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January 04, 2013
By permittting the sale of AR 15 in the parking lot, Cobb is supporting trafficing of weapons used in mass killings
anonymous
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January 03, 2013
Does Ms. Cupid really think that the thugs on Six Flags Drive purchased their weapons at a gun show?????
Wow...
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January 04, 2013
She's really going to go far...
Lib in Cobb
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January 04, 2013
@anonymous: All the more reason for very strict national gun control. The states should NOT have the ability to formulate gun control laws, we have that now and it doesn't work.
red ryder
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January 04, 2013
Well she dosent know and neither do you. So why risk it?
Watcher...
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January 04, 2013
Surely Ms. Cupid knows that most guns used in crimes, in her District, are stolen/bought in Atlanta, many of the transactions being done in the West End and Georgia Dome areas of the City.
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