Nelson Wolff concerned about gun shows

Bexar County judge wants more stringent gun show policies

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Tuesday he is concerned about gun shows being held on county property, specifically the Freeman Coliseum.

Wolff said he is worried about how the gun shows are operated and who is allowed to attend them.

To explain his concerns, Wolff wrote a letter to Freeman Coliseum Director Derrick Howard.

In the letter, Wolff told Howard he understands that a person can attend a gun show and then sell his gun to somebody without verification that the buyer is registered. Wolff told Howard in the letter that when he was mayor of San Antonio, undercover police caught former gang members buying assault weapons at gun shows.

"I just want to make sure we are not a party to anything like that," Wolff said.

Wolff told Howard that he would like to see more stringent regulations put in place.

In an interview with KSAT 12 News, Howard said, "We follow all the state and federals laws (and) our vendors conduct background checks."

Wolff said he knows the county can't change federal law, but he said some they can control some things.

"The only thing we can do is determine who is going to come into our facilities and under what regulations will the come," he said. "If we have regulations they don't like, they can certainly go somewhere else."

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