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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:36 PM

The Kansas City Gun Show draws huge crowds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Gun Show is drawing big crowds this weekend as gun enthusiasts fear more legislation and less access to firearms.

Doors at the KCI Expo Center opened at 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning but some of the attendees showed up an hour early to purchase firearms.

Rex Kehrli, the gun show promoter, arrived just before 7 a.m. and was surprised by the line of people standing outside waiting to get in. He is not accustomed to seeing lines before the doors even open and explained many of the attendees are looking for assault rifles, fearing a ban in the near future.

"A lot of people seem to be looking for the AR-15's right now, but also the gun sales in general for any and all firearms are really quite good," Kehrli said.

Gun enthusiasts are also noticing an increase in pricing, spurred on by the fear of gun control legislation. While some attendees are shopping for guns, others had for sales signs strapped to their firearms, trying to sell them and make a profit.

Gary Hoeflicker has been buying and selling guns for years.

"One guy bought one in Walmart for a thousand bucks and walked out the door and a guy offered him $1,500 for it. So, he made $500 in 10 minutes," Hoeflicker said.


Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/kansas-city-gun-show-draws-huge-crowd#ixzz2HozPEOZ1

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proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #1
LonePirate Jan 2013 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #9
rrneck Jan 2013 #3
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #10
rrneck Jan 2013 #12
DevonRex Jan 2013 #4
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ileus Jan 2013 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #11

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:42 PM

1. The gun mania in this country is getting frightening bordering on OCD. n/t

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:49 PM

2. I do not understand why people think they need an assault rifle

I am sure plenty of people want them. I just don't understand why people think they need them.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:33 AM

9. Need is irrelevant

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:49 PM

3. I'm guessing that for everyone that is horrified about a mass shooting

and wants tightened firearms regulation, there is some one horrified about a mass shooting and shopping for a gun.

And a boatload of assholes trying to make money off it.

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Response to rrneck (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:34 AM

10. They could not make money if there were not buyers

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:47 AM

12. That's true.

But under these circumstances it looks more like disaster capitalism than commerce.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:52 PM

4. That one is one of the worst.

Lots of people dealing who should be licensed but are not, so the guns are untraceable. And the RW propaganda displayed would blow your mind - Nazi memorabilia, militia information, all kinds of creepy stuff.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:53 PM

5. Thats only because the Kansas City Speedway is closed for the season,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:58 PM

6. After the mass killing of 20 dead children, if your first instinct is to buy more guns...

Then you need to have your head examined by a professional ASAP.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

7. Another town with yahoos lining up to buy the latest in lethal weapons.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:08 AM

8. I'm thinking of offloading an AR

before prices return to normal.

I need a dirt bike worse that another extra AR.

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Response to ileus (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:34 AM

11. Something similar here

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