LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTHR) – A KKK robe and Christmas ornaments with swastikas on them were among the controversial items up for sale at a Kentucky gun show over the weekend.
“They are original, I have no interest in political statements. I’m not into hate or anything like that. These things are a part of history.” https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/10/30/louisville-gun-show-vendor-nazi-ornaments-part-history/1818847002/ …
Nazi Christmas ornaments are ‘part of history,’ says gun show vendor
The man who sold Nazi Christmas ornaments at a Louisville gun show this past weekend defended them on Tuesday as a “part of history.
Walter Kanzler Guns and Militaria from Florida was one of the vendors at the Kentucky Expo Center for National Gun Day, according to NBC station WAVE. The collector sold World War II Christmas ornaments adorned with Swastikas the same day 11 people were gunned down at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Kanzler’s website includes a disclaimer saying it “is for historical interest only and has NO political agenda and/or views whatsoever.”
State Fair Board Chairman Dr. Mark Lynn wants to ban Nazi and white supremacy items from being sold on the property.
University of Kentucky basketball stars Rex Chapman and Mike Pratt said on Twitter that if the Fair Board’s policy doesn’t change, they want their Hall of Fame plaques removedbecause they want no part of hate.
Hi @KyVenues –
My KY HOF plaque hangs in Freedom Hall commemorating induction in 2011.
If you guys can’t guarantee Nazi clothing & paraphernalia won’t be sold/glamorized on the premises then I would ask that my plaque be removed from the facility. I want no part of hate. Thanks.