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Increased Security for O.C. Gun Show Crowds

COSTA MESA (KTLA) – A two-day gun show in Orange County is set to go ahead as planned this weekend — but with increased security.

The Crossroads of the West Gun Show has been in operation for more than 30 years.  It is held at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

Organizers say they will be boosting security due to recent accidental shootings at other gun shows around the country.

A ‘Free Speech’ area will be set up at the event, allowing visitors to voice their opinions regarding the hot-button political issue of gun control.

The show is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on both Saturday (Jan. 26) and Sunday (Jan. 27).

Dave Mecham reports.