It's been a successful weekend for the gun and knife show in Salem.More than 6,300 people made their way to the gun show this weekend. Usually, organizers only see around 4,500 to 5,000 visitors. Many people are concerned about their personal safety following the mass shooting in Connecticut. The gun control debate has also caused a surge in gun and ammunition sales across the nation.
We spoke with Gary Full, a vendor at the event, who lives in Ohio. “ We wanted freedom--it is in our constitution-- it's 2nd amendment. And I do think it is the right of the American people to keep and bear arms -- whether it's for protection, pleasure, hunting,sports,” he said.
The gun show will be back at the Salem Civic Center next month.