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Gun Show Continues Today at Gwinnett Fairgrounds

Large crowd reported on Saturday as fears about future accessibility of guns and ammunition drive purchases.

Gun Show Continues Today at Gwinnett Fairgrounds

The gun control debate that heated up earlier this month when President Obama proposed a series of gun-control measures led to a large turnout Jan. 26 at a gun show in Lawrenceville.

According to myfoxatlanta.com, the line at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds wrapped around the complex just to get inside.

"People are starting to understand that they need to look out for their own safety," gun show vendor Bruce Greenfield said in a video with the Fox5 article.

"There's a sense of fear ..." vendor Fred Augat also said in the video.

In Gwinnett last week, Sheriff Butch Conway joined the conversation by issuing a statement urging "all law abiding citizens" to acquire the necessary skills to use a firearm safely.

The Fox5 article and video noted that many at Saturday's show already were gun owners, but were concerned about certain weapons not being available if new gun control measures go into effect.

"(Gun related shootings) are not taking place because of folks you see at these shows," Augat added.

The gun show will again be at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Sunday (January 27), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., according to the promoter's website.

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