Gun show sees large crowds despite recent violence
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Bullets flew at a gun show and sent people running for cover. But in South Florida it's a run on guns as people lined up to stock up.
At least five people were injured in gun shows across the nation this weekend. In Indiana, a weapon discharged inside an event injuring one person. "There's no such thing as an accidental misfire," said Ed Gluck, "it's a negligent discharge."
Whatever you call it, these firings are happening at packed places. Lines at gun shows across the country are literally wrapping around buildings. People who have never owned a weapon before are all of the sudden shopping. The news of accidental shootings don't slow them down. "I would imagine that six or seven people being sent to the hospital was really just in ratio of the proportion issue," said Gluck.
It's been more than a month since the Sandy Hook tragedy. President Obama has pledged tougher gun laws because of it. He even signed an executive order just last week. It has many Americans concerned for their gun rights. "I believe that it's a right," said Maria Piero. "It's in the constitution and the government doesn't have the right to infringe on our rights."
It's a debate that only seems to be getting louder. Not even accidental firings could thin the crowds. In fact, some said inside the gun show is the safest place to be. "I told my wife," said a man, "this is the safest place I could be right now."
The two-day gun show in South Florida went off without a hitch according to organizers. They said they had never seen crowds like they did this weekend.
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