The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 18, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 29, 1982 Page: 6 of 8
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Page B—The North Texas Daily
Wednesday, September 29, 1982
Display triggers interest
Optimists sponsor gun show
By JANE KNAPP
Gun owners and enthusiasts stampeded
to the Fort Worth Gun Show Saturday
and Sunday in Will Rogers Exhibit Hall
to browse, buy. sell or trade firearms and
accessories. Attendance was ,8.(XX) for
Saturday and estimated at 15 .(XX) for Sun-
day. Bob Norman, show chairman, said
Pancho Villa’s revolver sold for $22,(XX)
Saturday, he said.
Gun dealers and collectors entered the
show at $25 per table. Norman said, w ith
1.337 tables rented. The show was
sponsored by the Fort Worth Optimist
Club. Admission was S3 for adults. Fire-
arm categories included were antique
guns. military guns. Civil War guns. Rev-
olutionary War guns, guns of historical
value, European guns, rifles, pistols, shot-
guns and semiautomatic firearms.
Gun owners browsed through table af-
ter table looking for accessories and
contemplating new purchases. They tried
handle grip:, Ivu .-»i/c, bough: extra mag
a/ine clips, compared models from dif-
ferent years, examined gun barrels, looked
through scopes, tested trigger action and
Gun collectors displayed their wares
and searched for model numbers missing
from their collections. Trading, buying
and selling were handled in a casual at-
mosphere with everyone observing safety
precautions. Unloaded guns were carried
around in holsters and by hand without
the least bit of uneasiness.
Enthusiasts paraded to each table
looking for silver pistols with pearl han-
dles or the one-of-a-kind weapon. Col-
lections of antique spurs and knives,
coins, snakeskin belts and arrowheads
were arranged among the usual souvenirs.
Military weapons and ammunitions, in-
cluding hand grenades, were displayed
along with Nazi weapons and a 1930s
commercial Danish Mauser Broomhandle.
There was an occasional dealer or col-
lector who dressed in costumes to match
the time period of their collections. A
cowboy, a Civil War confederate, and a
doctor from a medicine show from the
late 19th century displayed their firearms.
Officer David Dees of the Fort Worth
Police Department said policemen were
stationed by the front door of the gun
show to check for illegal weapons and
to make sure that firearms, brought into
the hall for trading or selling, were
unloaded. Seven uniformed policemen and
several plainclothes officers patroled the
show for safety precautions.
Accessories for Uzi submachines and
semiautomatic carbines were tables of par-
ticular interest. Mike and l. ’U Umphress
are a husband and wife team who turned
a hobby into a business venture.
Mike, an NT alumnus, is co-ow ner of
Southwestern Firearms. Inc . and a class-3
dealer. However, he and his partner only
sell accessories for submachine guns by
Uzi and Ruger. (A submachine gun is a
lightweight semiautomatic gun that fires
Although they do not sell submachine
guns, Mike is familiar with the require-
ments. A $200 license is needed before
a legal purchase can be made. The per-
son applying for a license must have a
clean record. A thorough investigation
is made by the FBI including references,
which takes about three months.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms wants to know what type of per-
son is requesting the license, Mike said
Anyone with a criminal record will be
refused ownership. Once an individual
receives a license to own a submachine
gun, it must be kept in the house at all
times, except when traveling ‘ a range.
Police can arrive at any time and ask to
see the weapon. If it’s not there, the in-
dividual can be arrested.
Mike said, “Owning a submachine gun
is exotic, it turns people on. It’s not a
poor man’s hobby.’’ An Uzi submachine
gun. made in Israel, costs between $I.(XX)
Lou, a TWU alumna, said all kinds
of people own submachine guns and each
of them have their own reasons. Protec-
tion is the main reason for owning one.
She said when people gel older, they get
out of shape, and they don’t want to use
i shotgun for protection
Women in the Oak Cliff area have re-
alized that assault and rape are now the
norm, not the occasional crime, she said.
I’hey are starting to carry mace and small
handguns for protection. “It used to be
a rarity for a woman to be seen in a gun
shop, but now 1 see little old ladies walk-
ing into them all the time. It s hard for a
woman to rationalize the built-in fear.
She needs an equalizer—a gun."
rhe Denton Gun Show is planned for
Oct. 23 and 24 in the Civic Center, and
the Dallas Gun & Knife Show is sched-
uled for Nov. 27 and 28 in Market Hall.
Photo by JILL BRANNON
AUTOMAN EMPIRE—Mitchell Marine. Morton, III . jun-
ior, tours the showrooms of the Denton County Charity
Automobile Show at the NT fairgrounds. The show was
sponsored by the Denton Hi-Noon Lions Club, and fea-
tured cars owned by area people. Marine is the drummer
for an NT jazz band. Unicorn, which played at the show.
Group to ski
Reservations will be accepted lor a Jan.
5-11 ski trip to Crested Butte. Colo.,
through Nov. 5 in the University Travel
The ski trip, which is sponsored by
the University Union and University Pro-
gram Council, costs $295. said Vicki
Weddle ot the University Travel Centei
A deposit of $95 must be paid to reserv e
a place, and the balance is due by 5 pan.
Skiers with their own equipment will
pay $265, and the rate for non-skiers is
The $295 cost of the trip covers ski
equipment rental and lift tickets for lour
days, a condominium w ith a kitchen and
fireplace, and bus travel.
Bv CHARLIE BAUGHMAN
WANT YOUR NEXT EVENT
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Plans for the opening of a planetarium in the His-
torical Building have been postponed, said T.G.
Harrison of the physics faculty .
Harrison said the planetarium was scheduled to
open by the end of September, but the opening has
been delayed indefinitely.
The main problem, he said, is money. “We’re
wuittng for more funds from the university . Right
now. we’re on hold.”
The lab would be used for Astronomy 105 and
106, he said. “It will be used in conjunction with
The planetarium will be in Historical Building 303.
In the planetarium, students can be shown the ap-
pearance of the sky at any time of the year, from
any point on the globe. Students can be shown the
motions of the planets in three-dimensional form
Harrison said many high schools in the Denton
area already have a planeterium. “We’ve been want-
ing one for the last 10 years.”
Lon Clay Hill, a physics lecturer, is in charge ot
the setup of the planetarium. He has already started
some of the projects to be used in the lab. One proj-
ect he is working on is a stereoscope. W ith this de-
vice. two-dimensional objects appear to be three
dimensional. Using the planetarium. Hill and othei
instructors can show the paths of the planets in three-
Both men said students who enroll in astronomy
could have a better learning experience if the plane-
tarium is completed.
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Rust, Carol. The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 18, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 29, 1982, newspaper, September 29, 1982; Denton, TX. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1002983/m1/6/: accessed April 9, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.