Northwest Indiana county rejects tightening gun show rules

February 21, 2013

The Associated Press

CROWN POINT, Ind. — Commissioners in a northwest Indiana county that abuts Illinois have rejected tightening up regulations for gun shows at the county's fairgrounds.

Law enforcement officials from the two states say Lake County's shows are a potential source of weapons flowing into Chicago.

But Commissioner Mike Repay said Wednesday the county is following the law and anyone upset with that should work to get the laws changed.

The Times of Munster reports Sheriff John Buncich told the county commissioners Wednesday there's a need for tighter gun show vendor controls.

Buncich said after a guns summit last week in Gary attended by about 80 representatives from a dozen local, state and federal agencies in the two states that authorities will more closely review the sponsors of guns shows.