Out of fear, interest, observation or education, throngs of gun enthusiasts streamed into the Dulles Expo Center on Sunday for the final day of the Nationâ€™s Gun Show, putting to rest any remaining doubt that the issue of firearms control â€” no matter which side of the argument â€” is at the forefront of the nationâ€™s collective concern.
Gone were the protesters shouting down the National Rifle Association a couple days earlier, as well as the wraparound lines to enter the sprawling exhibit hall in Chantilly, but attendees packed themselves in among tables weighed down by ammunition, pistols, rifles and semi-automatic weapons.
â€œFriday was the busiest show weâ€™ve ever had, and it was a five-hour day,â€ said Jerry Cochran of Trader Jerryâ€˜s, a Virginia-based gun dealer. â€œWe were selling at a rate of 1.8 guns a minute.â€
Mr. Cochran, 56, said the driving force behind the record-breaking sales was the fear of any sort of ban on weapons.
Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 26 people, all but six of them young children, were killed with a semi-automatic weapon by 20-year-old man, a number of state and federal leaders have suggested a range of potential solutions. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, wants to introduce a ban on certain semi-automatic weapons, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, has suggested that maybe school officials should be allowed to carry weapons.
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