History Main / ArmsFair

6th Feb '17 12:52:29 PM Cinereous
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* The SHOT show, probably the most publicized convention for high tech, brand new, and just plain interesting weaponry. It's difficult to get an invite without being in the industry, but even Youtube shooters with enough prominence (like Fate of Destinee) get admission.

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* The annual Las Vegas SHOT show, probably the most publicized convention for high tech, brand new, and just plain interesting weaponry. It's not open to the public and it is difficult to get an invite without being in invite: you must either be part of the gun industry, but even be an important member of an organization that is heavily tied to the gun industry (such as the NRA or other outdoors companies), or be part of a prominent Youtube shooters channel that focuses on firearms with enough prominence (like Fate a lot of Destinee) get admission.subscribers.
7th Nov '16 9:14:37 AM MCanter89
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* ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' features extensive sequences showing off that the entire city Mogadishu qualifies as an ArmsFair, despite being under the control of a ruthless warlord who will kill people trying to get the food supplies sent by various aid groups.
* In the PreTitlesSequence of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', Film/JamesBond must infiltrate an Arms Fair to confirm its location and is observing the event. Over the objections of M, who wants Bond to finish his recon, British and Russian generals order a Tomahawk missile to take it the arms fair. As the missile is launched, Bond discovers an L-39 Albatros with [[MnogoNukes nuclear torpedoes]] on board at the fair.
** Which wouldn't have gone nuclear in the case of being hit by cruise missiles anyway. Since you need a very specific trigger and critical mass to arm and detonate a nuclear device, all it would have done was splash some nuclear material round. Not the best outcome, but not a Chernobyl-level event either.
* ''Film/LordOfWar'' has had several - all illegal. And with Russian-Military-themed women dancing on tanks. The one with the Russian-Military-themed women was implied to be legit, or as legit as you can get with an arms sale held by corrupt elements of the post-Soviet military hosted by a laissez-faire Middle Eastern state.

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* ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' features extensive sequences showing off that the entire city Mogadishu qualifies as an ArmsFair, arms fair, despite being under the control of a ruthless warlord who will kill people trying to get the food supplies sent by various aid groups.
* In the PreTitlesSequence TheTeaser of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', Film/JamesBond must infiltrate an Arms Fair arms fair to confirm its location and is observing the event. Over the objections of M, who wants Bond to finish his recon, British and Russian generals order a Tomahawk missile to take it the arms fair. As the missile is launched, Bond discovers an L-39 Albatros with [[MnogoNukes nuclear torpedoes]] on board at the fair.
** Which wouldn't have gone nuclear in the case of being hit by cruise missiles anyway. Since you need a very specific trigger and critical mass to arm and detonate a nuclear device, all it would have done was splash some nuclear material round. Not the best outcome, but not a Chernobyl-level event event, either.
* ''Film/LordOfWar'' has had several - all illegal. And with Russian-Military-themed Russian military–themed women dancing on tanks. The one with the Russian-Military-themed Russian military–themed women was implied to be legit, or as legit as you can get with an arms sale held by corrupt elements of the post-Soviet military hosted by a laissez-faire Middle Eastern state.
29th Jun '16 10:08:30 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In {{Virtua Cop}}. There is a level called ''Arms Black Market'' where you have to take down an Illegal Arms Fair going on at a shipping port.

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* In {{Virtua Cop}}.''VideoGame/VirtuaCop. There is a level called ''Arms Black Market'' where you have to take down an Illegal Arms Fair going on at a shipping port.
23rd Apr '16 3:49:03 PM Willbyr
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19th Jan '16 8:06:42 PM Adept
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* A short for ''GundamSEEDAstray'' shows Lowe and the gang at a fair on Earth and getting in trouble after he buys the head of a [[MechaMooks BuCue]] containing sensitive military information.

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* A short for ''GundamSEEDAstray'' ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' shows Lowe and the gang at a fair on Earth and getting in trouble after he buys the head of a [[MechaMooks BuCue]] containing sensitive military information.
27th Dec '15 8:05:57 PM R1ck
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* Legal: Organised by a government or big corporation and taking place in a conference centre. Attract protestors.
* Illegal: By a crime gang or terrorist group, located in some field somewhere. Attract police and military.

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* Legal: Organised by a government or big corporation and taking place in a conference centre. Attract Attracts protestors.
* Illegal: By a crime gang or terrorist group, located in some field somewhere. Attract Attracts police and military.
20th Oct '15 10:33:38 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}'' is set at one.

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* ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}'' is set at one.a grand exhibition in Victorian London of the Empire's best science and technology, with an emphasis on its philanthropic benefits for mankind. However, arms manufacturers inevitably set up shop as well, and the O'Hara Foundation intends to use Steam Castle as a giant advertisement to foreign governments for its advanced armaments.
21st Aug '15 4:08:02 AM polybius81
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* In {{Virtua Cop}}, there is a level called ''Arms Black Market'' where you have to take down an Illegal Arms Fair going on at a shipping port.

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* In {{Virtua Cop}}, there Cop}}. There is a level called ''Arms Black Market'' where you have to take down an Illegal Arms Fair going on at a shipping port.
21st Aug '15 4:07:31 AM polybius81
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* In [[Virtua Cop]], there is a level called ''Arms Black Market'' where you have to take down an Illegal Arms Fair going on at a shipping port.

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* In [[Virtua Cop]], {{Virtua Cop}}, there is a level called ''Arms Black Market'' where you have to take down an Illegal Arms Fair going on at a shipping port.
21st Aug '15 4:07:05 AM polybius81
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* In [[Virtua Cop]], there is a level called ''Arms Black Market'' where you have to take down an Illegal Arms Fair going on at a shipping port.
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