Buying and Selling a Firearm: Gun Shows

https://www.nrablog.com/articles/2016/3/buying-and-selling-a-firearm-gun-shows/


In the third part of our ongoing series on how to buy and sell a firearm, we will be discussing gun shows. Even if you’ve never been to a gun show, you probably have already heard a lot about them—from other gun owners, from friends and family, and maybe from the media. To some, “gun show” is a controversial word. In this article, we’ll cut through some of the rhetoric and misinformation and explain how sales at a gun show works.

Firstly, what is a gun show? The simple answer is that gun shows are a place for guns to be sold or bought, and where new gun owners can learn more about firearms. Gun shows are widely attended and draw in all types of gun owners, including those interested in firearms for defensive purposes, for hunting, shooting sports, recreation, or for their personal collection. These events are alive and vibrant with conversation, although a fair amount of visitors come just to get a glimpse of some rare or notable firearms on display. You’re not obliged to buy or sell anything at a gun show, but if you do, there are two types of sales: those that go through FFL dealers and private sellers.
We covered both those subjects in the previous two parts of this series:
• If you are unfamiliar with FFLs and the National Instant Background Check System, read more about it here.
• If you are unfamiliar with private sales, read more about it here
Despite what some may say, there is no such thing as a “gun show loophole.” Sales through FFL dealers and private transactions at a gun show function exactly the same as they would outside of a gun show. Everyone still has to comply with all federal, state, and local laws without exception. Gun control advocates who push for “closing the gun show loophole” are actually proposing to ban private sales entirely. This means expanding background checks to any sale or trade of a firearm, in some cases even involving gifts or temporarily borrowing a firearm. Could you imagine going to an FFL dealer to run a background check every time you wanted to borrow your brother’s rifle for deer season?

Gun control supporters say that “closing the loophole” would reduce crime, but in actuality, gun shows only account for a minuscule amount of the firearms used in gun crime. According to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), federal studies showed that less than one percent of inmates incarcerated in state prisons for gun crimes acquired their firearms at a gun show. The majority of firearms used came from theft, the black market, or straw purchasers. Also, consider the fact that any convicted felon who so much as touches a firearm at a gun show is already in violation of federal law. The same as it would be for your neighborhood gun shop.

That is what gun shows essentially are: a bigger gun shop with more options, more people, and more things to see or do. If you are familiar with how to sell or buy from an FFL dealer or in a private sale, you already know how to conduct business at a gun show. Some general tips to approaching a gun show is to do your research beforehand. Know what you want, bring more cash than you think you need—some vendors don’t accept or charge a premium for credit cards—and know the law. Most importantly, relax and have some fun.

Can’t find a gun show near you? You’ll be able to find a selection of gun shows, and more besides at NRA.com. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the NRA’s homepage and enter your zip code into the map. You will also be able to filter for NRA programs, events, clubs and associations, places to shoot, and more.
To learn more about state and federal firearm laws, visit nraila.com. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action website has a detailed list of laws and regulations for every state, as well as up-to-date news on firearm-related issues. If you’re curious about how your state’s laws on private firearm sales, or concealed carry laws, the NRA-ILA website will offer a wealth of information.

Cannabis & Coronavirus – A Pharmacist’s Perspective

https://www.canna-tech.co/cannatech/cannabis-coronavirus-a-pharmacists-perspective/


When I was at Pharmacy School at Sydney University, more than 20 years ago, we learned the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences ranging from the design, synthesis, formulation, dispensing and testing of drugs and the clinical and social aspects of pharmacy. In practical terms, we studied how pharmaceuticals interact, how to accurately measure and dispense medications, advise patients on effective protocols and adverse events, what to do and not to do when using specific medications.
We did not learn how to dispense medications in a pandemic.
It never occurred to the University to include this in the curriculum. Like the heroic doctors, nurses and caregivers at hospitals today, pharmacists too are on the front lines of this global pandemic. People need medicine, and ensuring the supply chain of critical meds at this time is just as important as washing hands and social distancing, maybe more so.
In my pharmacy in Israel, we have taken measures to keep our pharmacists as safe as possible including protective glass between the pharmacist and patients, gloves, masks and alcogel between patients, limiting the number of patients in the store at any time to 1, and other measures including pick-up services and delivery. We have doubled our stock of common medication and we have seen stockpiling of medication, alcogel and masks as common.
Over 60,000 patients in Israel receive medical cannabis through pharmacies and distributors. The current supply chain for cannabis is stable and we have even seen imported cannabis flowers from Canada, the US, and Africa. Hundreds of thousands of patients around the world rely on cannabis medicine to treat a range of conditions, including epilepsy, Parkinsons, cancer, PTSD, Crohn’s disease, autism, chronic pain and more. And most especially in these times, cannabis is used effectively to treat anxiety.
Research has shown that Cannabis can significantly reduce anxiety, depression, and stress.
• Low THC/high CBD cannabis can help with depression
• High THC/high CBD cannabis can help with stress
I am pleased to read that cannabis dispensaries are being classified as essential businesses in the U.S. (although it’s obvious to me, I am somewhat puzzled how cannabis was previously classified as “illegal” and is now “essential”).
In 2019, I completed the Israel Ministry of Health’s cannabis curriculum for pharmacists. Here too, medical cannabis is still available to patients at the pharmacies and we must ensure this continues throughout the lockdown.
This is a challenging time for the world, for our families and for the cannabis industry.
As a Pharmacist and a cannabis entrepreneur, I invite you to reach out to me with any questions you have on any medications including cannabis. I am available and happy to answer any questions you have.
Be careful – there is a lot of misinformation out there that is being shared, and I encourage you to check the source of all information before doing anything. Let’s allow the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and pharmacists to do their work. Keep physically healthy with how you eat and exercise, and keep mentally healthy by taking some positive steps.

Marijuana Increases Trade Show Registrations

http://www.cdsdisplays.com/blog/marijuana-trade-show/

Notice the headline reads “Marijuana Increases Trade Show Registrations” and not Marijuana Increases Trade Show Attendance. You can probably assume that attendance is up as well, but the premise of this article is how one company (CDS Displays) has seen a major increase in customers participating in trade shows in both Denver and Seattle.

Cannabis Expo

It is not a coincidence that after Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use that CDS Displays noticed a three time increase in clients who were participating in trade shows located in Denver. When Washington State followed, the number of clients participating in Seattle based trade shows has also doubled.

In addition to the many shows that have re-located to Denver or Seattle there are now many very large trade shows that are specific to the cannabis and marijuana business. CDS has also serviced companies that are officially “in the business” including EnviroGrow who provides technology for growers and Sprig which is a THC infused soda that can only be sold in states where recreational marijuana use is legal.

Trade Show Alternatives: Get Your Product in Front of Customers Despite the Coronavirus.

Trade shows are a popular—and sometimes crucial—way for companies to get their products and services in front of prospective customers and connections. In 2020 the arrival of the coronavirus has meant that hundreds of industry events are postponed or indefinitely on hold. Many companies are now looking for new ways to promote their brands and products. What are your trade show alternatives?

The massive events that attract tens of thousands of people may return in the future. For now, a new set of principles guide how companies approach events. It’s all about social distancing, sanitation, and size limits. These are important to help attendees stay safe while they enjoy themselves.

Virtual Events Are Safe and Effective
One obvious solution to the problems posed by COVID-19 is not to get people together in person at all and instead to opt for virtual events. With a virtual event, there’s no risk of infection transmission and no need to limit the number of attendees.

The face-to-face interaction virtual events lack they make up for in myriad ways:
• Hosting a virtual event gives you the opportunity to reach a potentially greater audience. People can attend an event online no matter where they live, as long as they have internet access. The reduced cost of attendance can boost interest too.

• They’re great for networking. A well-designed virtual event still encourages the kind of camaraderie that fosters long-term relationships. Lively real-time online discussions can provide plenty of exposure to build your brand and generate new leads.

• The data power they hold is unlike anything you could do at an in-person event. Learn more about virtual event analytics here.

Small Events Pose Less Risk
The bigger your event, the bigger the risk attendees might unknowingly spread infection. That’s why, right now, smaller is better. And, if possible, sticking to a local guest list is preferable. Depending on your goals, you may even find that small events are a better option than setting up a booth in a convention hall surrounded by thousands of others.

Large industry events can be exciting places to launch new products, but they’re not always the best fit. When you want to really connect with your audience, a smaller venue may suit your purpose. Small events of 50 to 75 people offer more chances for one-on-one interactions. And the smaller the guest list, the more time you have to make each interaction a high-quality one.

Outdoor Exhibits Allow for Social Distancing
If you’re concerned a small event won’t have the impact you’re driving for—for example, at a product launch—a larger event with social distancing precautions may be possible. Need a large audience but don’t want to compromise on safety? One effective solution is to take your event outside. In these days of social distancing, holding an outdoor event can help you strike a balance between crowd size and safety. Outdoors, there are no ventilation issues, and there’s room to spare. This means attendees have all the space they need to keep their distance while waiting in line or checking out your exhibit.

A great way to showcase your product or hold demos outdoors is by pairing your event with a mobile exhibit—or more than one. Outdoor exhibits are often portable by design. This makes setup and teardown easier and ensures your exhibit is ready to go any time.

If your exhibit proves successful at a local level, why not take it to other areas in your state or even on the road across the country?

On the Road with Mobile Exhibits
Even before the coronavirus, many exhibitors were looking outside the box for trade show alternatives. Touring a mobile exhibit, for instance, can be a great way of getting engagement and exposure. You still get to meet people, but it’s without the intense competition and frantic atmosphere of a trade show.

In the times of COVID-19, a mobile exhibit is an even more attractive prospect because it’s built with portability in mind. At its simplest, a mobile exhibit might be a single person with a few dozen brochures and a table for product demos. A large company might build a mobile exhibit in a vehicle or container and have a permanent team of staff to run it. In terms of safety, a mobile exhibit can work when deployed outdoors, in a place that makes distancing possible.

Face-to-face interactions are best for making and strengthening relationships. But, while industry events are effective, they’re often predictable in terms of the people you see at them. Taking your show on the road changes things up. Those in-person interactions can now happen anywhere, even in unexpected places. With a well-designed mobile exhibit, you can perform product demonstrations and tell your brand’s story to people across the country.

Permanent Installations Provide Long-Term Brand Messaging
A successful exhibit isn’t necessarily one that’s aggressively marketing your brand. Sometimes, it’s an installation that promotes your organization in a way that’s a little more subtle and just as effective. Permanent installations fit this bill. Their “always-on” messaging invites viewers to engage with your brand on a regular basis, rather than just at an event.

Permanent environments and installations work well at company HQs and in other corporate environments. These are the places where your image and your brand story are crafted. The most successful organizations are often ones that reflect their brand’s image everywhere—not just to the buying public but in the places employees work and where clients, partners, and prospects visit. Corporate locations such as customer lobbies, product demo rooms, and executive briefing centers are prime areas where permanent installations can work well.

Intimate Events Can Be Just as Effective as Large Trade Shows
Trade shows have long been popular for exhibitors—for product launches, brand building, and networking. But now is the time to think outside the box. Small events, outdoor events, virtual events, and permanent environments can all meet your marketing needs just as well, if you approach them in the right way. Be thoughtful about pairing your objectives with the kind of event you hold, and you’ll find that these trade show alternatives can help your organization meet its goals.

Jewelry display cases

While many retail businesses rely on display cases to present their products, it’s particularly important for jewelry stores.

Display cases naturally deter shoplifting.  While there’s no way to completely prevent shoplifting, you can lower the risk by using display cases. Storing high-dollar rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other jewelry behind display cases will deter potential shoplifters.

The right display cases for your jewelry store makes the product easier for shoppers to see. It’s often difficult for shoppers to see the subtle nuances in jewelry that distinguishes them from one another. With the help of a back-lit display case, however, the shopper will have an easier time viewing the product’s details. Display cases are often designed with built-in lights for this very reason. Using these lights will enhance jewelry, allowing shoppers to see intricate details that would otherwise go unnoticed.

So, how do you know which display cases to use in your jewelry store? Choose the case that’s best suited for your particular needs and application. Give us a call and we’ll assist you!

Trophy showcases

Every award and trophy deserves a special and visible spot to be displayed. Whether it is a collection school trophies or stacks of academic awards, accomplishments and achievements should be showcased in a place that both honors them and protects them.

Our trophy display cases are the perfect option, manufactured with high quality materials, are the ideal combination of security and visibility. Due they are custom design you can add as many fixtures as you wish, and choose size and shape.

Trophy display cases are available in a range of different looks and materials. Depending on the finishes you choose you can style it from modern to classic.

There is bound to be something to suit everyone’s tastes.

Let us assist you into choosing the right case for you!

 

Octagonal Display cases

Octagonal display cases,  are commonly seen  in museums, boutiques and galleries. In museums it is possible to make an exhibition of costumes. However, one of the most common uses is for designers, various garments are placed in them without mentioning accessories.

In addition, a whole atmosphere can be created inside the showcase.

Our display cases are manufactured with top quality materials, with reinforced glass, that gives more security to the showcase.

Our octagonal display cases feature LED light in addition to finish selection. With these features, your display cabinets will remain intact.

How to decorate the display cases of your store

What to avoid with your jewelry displays

Let’s take a look at 3 mistakes you definitely want to avoid with your own jewelry displays.

1: Buying the wrong kind of display case

There are many different types of jewelry displays and many of them are designed with specific jewelry (such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings) in mind. Some displays are meant to hold more than one type of jewelry, while others are designed to showcase just one type. Make sure you are buying the right type of displays for the jewelry you want to showcase!

 2: Not rotating out their collection

Vary your supplies by pairing unique pieces together. Too much of a good thing can convey a lack of variety.

Far too many people simply put some jewelry on their display stands and never change things up; however, rotating your collection onto your jewelry displays is a great way to highlight all of your favorite jewelry instead of just one thing.

 3: Overcrowding their jewelry displays

It can be hard for a customer to navigate your jewelry, if there’s a high clumping of interest.

You don’t need to have everything on display all at once, and it’s better to have a handful of items that can be spaced out in an aesthetically pleasing way than to cram a bunch of jewelry onto a single display. Overcrowding looks messy and unappealing. Remember: less is more.

Corner showcases

Corner showcases are the smart choice for retailers everywhere, they are a great tool for saving space and organizing your store, perfect for small shops.

You can display little items, or highlight some bigger object you want to set apart from the rest.

Our corner showcases are manufactures with top quality materials and excellent finishes. We can adapt to your needs customizing size, shape, number of shelves and lightning. So no matter what you wish to exhibit, our corner showcases are the best choice for you!

If you want to customize a corner showcase please contact us, we’ll be pleased to help you!

What guarantee do you have?

Don’t hesitate, all our display orders are inspected, tested and photographed (in high resolution) before they are super crated and shipped to the customer’s destination. But in the unlikely event a defect fixture is shipped, we will replace said fixture free of charge.

How to decorate the display cases of your store