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Waukesha gun show sales spike amid national conversation on gun control

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Waukesha County gun show is seeing a boost in business this weekend amid a national conversation on gun control.

Organizers with the Bob and Rocco Gun Show in the Waukesha County Expo Center say they're seeing more people this year compared to previous events. Show Director Ron Martin believes it could be because of the national conversation on gun control. 

"People get scared they figure something is going to happen,” Martin said. “They want to make sure they get a chance to get it before they ban it.”

Some vendors said their business sales have been up since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Jeff Hahn of Tactically Complete sells protective body armor. He wasn't surprised by the spike in sales.

"Anytime there's a shooting of any kind, a bombing, a stabbing or a terrorist threat people are buying ammunition, buying weapons, buying body armor," Hahn said.

This comes more than two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida when a former high school student killed 17 people with an AR-15. President Donald Trump called for a comprehensive gun control package earlier this week, which would include tougher background checks and raise the minimum age to buy assault weapons to 21 years old. But, days later President Trump tweeted saying he had great meeting the National Rifle Association. As of Saturday, no new legislation has been created.


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