Enthusiasts, Protestors Converge at Glendale Gun Show

GLENDALE, Calif. (KTLA) — Both gun buyers and gun protesters were in attendance for the final day of this weekend’s Glendale Gun Show.

The two-day gun show was held over the weekend at the Glendale Civic Auditorium amid controversy.

The event has been held at the site three times a year for at least two decades.

But in January, amid the national gun control debate, the Glendale City Council ordered the drafting of an ordinance that would permanently prohibit the sale of guns on city-owned property.

A final vote on the matter is expected in the coming weeks.

“It’s wrong for our city to be in the business of hosting gun shows on public property,” opponent Steve Ryfle said.

“It’s a community facility, and the events that take place there should be of benefit to the community in addition to bringing in a small amount of revenue.”

“Feel-good, knee-jerk reaction legislation that’s happening, and that’s it,” declared gun owner Drayson Helberg.

“We should be enforcing the gun laws taht are in effect,” he said.

“Everywhere is seeing big numbers. All gun shows are seeing big numbers right now,” said gun show promoter Steve Friesen.

After President Obama revealed his plan to pass stricter gun control legislation, a bit of a backlash continues.

One gun shop in New Hampshire has posted images of infamous dictators outside, alongside Obama. The store’s owner calls the president “firearms salesman of the year.”

For more information on the Glendale Gun Show, visit its official website. 

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