Large Crowd Turns Out at Gwinnett Gun Show on Saturday

The event at the fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Ga., continues Sunday.

This article originated on Suwanee Patch

The continuing national debate on guns played out in a big way Saturday (January 26) in Gwinnett County. There was a large turnout at a gun show at the fairgrounds in Lawrenceville.

According to myfoxatlanta.com, the line at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds wrapped around the complex just to get inside.

"People are starting to understand that they need to look out for their own safety," gun show vendor Bruce Greenfield said in a video with the Fox5 article.

"There's a sense of fear ..." vendor Fred Augat also said in the video.

-- Did you attend the gun show in Gwinnett on Saturday? Are you surprised by the large turnout? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The gun-control debate heated up earlier this month when President Obama proposed a series of gun-control measures. This was done in response to the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 students and six adults.

And in Gwinnett last week, Sheriff Butch Conway joined the conversation by issuing a statement urging "all law abiding citizens" to acquire the necessary skills to use a firearm safely.

Also Saturday, thousands of people marched in Washington in support of gun control, according to ABC News and other media outlets.

The Fox5 article and video noted that many at Saturday's show already were gun owners, but were concerned about certain weapons not being available if new gun control measures go into effect.

"(Gun related shootings) are not taking place because of folks you see at these shows," Augat added.

The gun show will again be at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Sunday (January 27), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., according to the promoter's website.

See also:

  • Gwinnett Sheriff Encourages 'All Law Abiding' Citizens To Acquire Firearm Skills

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Steve Burns January 27, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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rick January 27, 2013 at 06:12 PM
The second ammendment insures the validity of the first ammendment. I for one am well armed, and will not comply with a gun grab. Molon Labe.
rick January 27, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Who is we? And for you to refer to guns as toys belies your liberal mindset. Chances of you buying a gun for your daughter, if she even exists, are slim to none.
Colin C. January 27, 2013 at 06:55 PM
The way that democratic nations are taken over by dictators is really pretty simple and has been repeated throughout history. A small group begin to promote The Big Lie. They pick out a group as their scapegoats and spread fear that these, the scapegoats, are the actual "enemy" and that the small group knows the truth and will save the country. That's what happened in Germany in the 1930s, and in Russia in the 19 teens. In this case some of the big lies are: The more people who have guns the safer we all will be. (Irrational in the extreme.) The government is going to take our guns away. (No one is seriously suggesting this). The government is run by "socialists" (the scapegoats of the big lie) and is going to somehow attack us and enslave us. And, of course, our little popguns will enable us to protect ourselves from the most powerful army in the history of the world. (totally irrational). All total nonsense and the fact that so many people actually believe this stuff, in the face of such clear evidence that it simply is not true, is absolutely incomprehensible. But then, history has proven that the big lie, repeated often enough, always triumphs over reason and truth. And that fact, not the gun issue itself, is the real danger that we face in this Country.
daveUSA January 27, 2013 at 11:39 PM
We as Americans can not be disarmed! Knowing civilians have guns like the AR 15 help keep are enemys forgein and demestic at bay.


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