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Promoter of Del Mar gun show says operation is legal

Promoter of Del Mar gun show says operation is legal

The patriarch of the family that operates the Del Mar gun show said Wednesday, May 23, he has avoided legal conflicts over his past felony firearms conviction by ceding responsibility for the event to his daughter, Tracy Olcott.

“It’s something that happened almost 40 years ago,” said Bob Templeton, 79, president of Crossroads of the West Gun Shows. “I have never signed the contracts because of my prior conviction.”

Templeton was indicted by a federal grand jury in 1980 on 16 counts of unlawful sales of firearms, making a false statement and aiding and abetting, according to a 1994 article in the Deseret News. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully selling a .38 special...

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