“Never Seen Such a Big Crowd”: Florida Gun Show Sets Attendance Record Amid Gun Control Push

Organizers for the Florida Gun Show held at Florida State Fairgrounds say they set an all-time attendance record this weekend, reports Shannon Valladolid of WTSP.

Organizers say they had a record number of people attend the event on Saturday, almost 7,000, and expect more Sunday.

Manager for the Florida Gun Show, George Fernandez, says they’ve never seen such a big crowd. […]

With the heated debate over gun control staying front and center, Fernandez expressed concerns over proposed gun laws possibly restricting gun owners.

“Some of the people attending are afraid that future legislation will impact their gun ownership rights,” he says.

Florida lawmakers like Senator Bill Nelson want stricter laws to fix the so-called “Gun show loophole” which allows people to buy a gun at one of these events without getting a background check.

It appears only two people showed up to protest the event, demanding the “gun show loophole” be fixed.

“Sergio Gonzalez and his son are outside the Florida State Fairgrounds protesting against the gun show. He says a ban on assault rifles is needed along with fixing the “gun show loophole,” tweeted Valladolid.

“It doesn’t have to be my child, I’d grieve for any child killed in a mass shooting that’s senseless. If you want to protect yourself, get yourself a revolver or how about learning how to fight,” Gonzalez told Valladolid.


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