Saxet Gun Shows owner Todd Beiter told the site that neither state nor federal law requires background checks by private sellers, and “it is not really my job to infringe on anyone’s rights.”
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A dispute over background checks is preventing a Texas county from hosting a long-running gun show at its Exposition Center.
Travis County commissioners did not renew a lease for the controversial event, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Saxet Gun Shows has hosted a show nearly every month since 2010, but when county officials wanted the company to require background checks for all firearm transactions, Saxet refused.