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April 15, 2014 

Official E-Newsletter
All the latest gun show news you can use!

Tacoma Gun Show
The Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, WA
April 26 & 27, 2014

Albany Gun Show
Linn County Fairgrounds
Albany, OR
May 3 & 4, 2014

'Original' Rose City Gun Show
Portland EXPO Center
Portland, OR
May 17 & 18, 2014

Centralia Gun Show
SW Washington Fairgrounds
Centralia, WA
May 17 & 18, 2014

Centralia Gun Show
SW Washington Fairgrounds
Centralia, WA
June 21 & 22, 2014

Centralia Gun Show
SW Washington Fairgrounds
Centralia, WA
July 12 & 13, 2014

Oregon Firearms Federation 2013 Bills & Drafts

Seattle Gun Rights Examiner @ examiner.com

2014 Door Prize is a TNW Firearms ASR -
Magento Commerce
TNW Firearms, Inc.


Oregon Fire Code
Technical Advisory 12-01


Wes Knodel Gun & Knife Shows are no longer affiliated with Collectors West Gun & Knife Shows.

( No longer affiliated with collectors west gun & knife shows )


( No longer affiliated with collectors west gun & knife shows )

No longer affiliated with collectors west gun & knife shows )







Come see us at the
Tacoma Gun Show
@ the Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, WA
April 26 & 27, 2014


The Tacoma Dome Gun & Knife Show
April 26 & 27, 2014

For the last 3 or 4 years the Centralia show has been filled to capacity forcing us to maintain a lengthy waiting list. We have been bombarded with exhibitors and public asking when there will be a larger venue. 

Our research has produced the announcement of our new Tacoma Dome show. The above date has been secured. We are currently negotiating a fall date also. We are ultimately seeking to do Quarterly shows complementing our existing shows. At the same time, trying not to interfere with any other quality gun and knife shows. 

The Tacoma Dome show will boast the following features.

Large, well lit, clear span building capable of holding over 1000 tables.

FREE parking.

No membership required.

Close adjacent handicap parking.

Easy to see from I-5. Extremely easy to find….it’s an area landmark!

Loading docks with forklift service if needed.

Adequate climate control to handle large crowds.

Secured private parking for exhibitors.

Professional, courteous, top quality staff, to organize the show. 

Call or email your reservation soon to secure your space.
Positioning will be honored on a first come first served basis.

On Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in LOT-G of the Tacoma Dome, the Better Business Bureau will be hosting a "Secure Your ID Day" with a mobile document shredding truck, information on ID protection, old cell phone collection and more. For more information, click HERE.
** Please note that the activity in this remote parking lot should in no way interrupt parking or traffic flow to the Gun Show. **


A Valued Member of Our Family Went Home
Michael Percival
11/03/1946 - 11/17/2013
Mike was interred at the IOOF Cemetery
in Lebanon, OR, on 12/09/2013
He will be missed.


Concealed Carry License Training
at the EXPO!!
Come get the education required for you to apply for your Oregon CHL, your Utah CFP and your Arizona CWP all in one class at the upcoming Gun Show at the Expo Center. Class will start at 10:00am and finish about 2:30pm. Go to www.BlackstoneGunSafety.com to pre-register for this class. All the costs are on the web site. In order to carry a gun in Oregon one must have the Oregon CHL. Oregon doesn’t recognize any other state. The Oregon license is NOT honored in Washington State. However, the Utah CFP is honored in Washington and about 30 other states. By having  the OR, UT and AZ permits one can carry in every state west of the Mississippi with the exception of Colorado, California and Nevada. This is the best coverage for us at this time. After attending this class you will gain free access to the Gun Show for the remainder of the day.



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A couple of weeks ago I received an email newsletter from the Portland Metropolitan EXPO center. It was advertised as a medium for announcing upcoming events at the center.

In the normal course of business many exhibitors have asked why they are suddenly getting emails from the EXPO center. I encouraged them to ask the EXPO center since it originated from there.

One of my participants did so and received this reply. I redacted the name to protect the confidentially. Then copy and pasted below.

“NAME – Thank you for your call. I took the time to immediately find this information for you. Your inclusion was provided as a courtesy from Collectors West. We had approval to mail to the list provided and your email was then added to our growing listing for Sports and Outdoors. This is a new effort over the past year on the part of the Expo Center.  

Our intention is for mailings roughly 4 times a year for a brief newsletter on all events over the quarter, and occasional informational postcards on specific events that meet the criteria of the given category. Timing of the mailings is dependent on staff time available. It is not our intention to over mail to people. Simply to inform them and hopefully drive attendance to the many positive events taking place here. The various categories are found here:  http://www.expocenter.org/newsletter.htm Additionally and as many others are doing, we are also participating in social media and have pages for MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. All have the intention of increasing attendees and awareness.  

Should you wish to unsubscribe your current e-mail from the list, the link at the bottom of the newsletter takes you to a simple site to do so, including an option for a confirming e-mail to be sent. If you would like me to do so for you on your behalf, I am happy to assist.   

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Further questions you can call or e-mail me at the contact information below. 

Matthew P. Rotchford
Sales and Events Manager - Portland Expo Center

503.736.5203  /  503.736.5201 fax  /  info@expocenter.org
Web:  www.expocenter.org  / MySpace / Facebook/ Twitter

Join the e-XPO Newsletter!  www.expocenter.org/newsletter.htm

Most of the emails gathered were from DOOR PRIZE entry forms handed to participants when admission is paid. On these forms it clearly states, “Contact information will be used to update our mailing list and WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.”

I wish to clearly state those of us at Wes Knodel Gun Shows, Inc. do not take our commitments lightly and was not provided by us.


What to do?

Since the WES KNODEL GUN SHOWS email list is held in strict confidence we will never sell, barter or otherwise release it to anyone.

The Portland Metropolitan Exposition center and its employees are working diligently to provide their events with the best marketing tools available to insure us with a successful and enjoyable experience. There is confusion about two promoters doing gun shows at the same venue. I encourage anyone who wishes to participate in ANY event there, to subscribe to the EXPO newsletter.


Wes Knodel


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