In the midst of gun debate, big crowds at local gun show - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

In the midst of gun debate, big crowds at local gun show

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Crowds of people piled into River View Hall in Shreveport for a gun show this weekend, and many gun vendors say that fear may be the driving force behind the large number of customers.

"We could sell as many as we could build," says gun vendor Danny Carter about the AR-15 guns.

Vendors tell KSLA News 12 that they have seen their gun sales almost double since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

"Gun shows have really picked up. None of us know what's gonna happen next," says Ed Burns.

Recent talk in Washington over the ban of these guns and it's ammo is heating up, and seems to be encouraging the sale of assault rifles locally.

Vice President Joe Biden is pushing for regulation to require universal background checks and a ban on high capacity magazine clips.

"There's no data base for us to refer to when we are selling guns to know that, ‘hey this man has a mental background', we've got no way to know," says vendor Ed Burns.

The National Rifle Association has said that the organization strongly opposes the current proposals by Vice President Biden to toughen regulations on guns.


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