By: Meredith Hillgartner
Thousands of people packed the
It is the first of four gun shows in
“When we started doing the show here it was smaller, much smaller,” Sansom said. “So we have worked really hard to build this show, so when our people come in the door there is a big variety of vendors and merchandise for them to come and look at.”
If you look back a year ago gun sales were through the roof and ammunition wouldn’t stay on the shelves-but Sansom said things are starting to calm down.
“The sales are still going strong of course things have loosened up, prices have come down,” Sansom said.
Skyler Davis and the team at Damron’s Pawn in
“There is still a hype out there,”
“The CHL is the second most requested license in the state of
“What we have seen in the last year is a big increase in women getting their CHL,” Sansom said.
Friday the White House released a statement regarding two new executive orders regarding background checks for people buying guns. The first looks to make the definition more clear for people who have been voluntarily or involuntarily committed to a mental institution. The second allows additional medical information to be accessed by the National Criminal Background Check System.
“I think they need to add the mental health background check to the NIX system when they are calling in,” Sansom said. “I think that is good but the universal background check I am not in agreement with that.”