The discussion of gun control is back as a topic of discussion following Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas.
A well-known gun show is returning to St. Charles this weekend.
Organizers of the Militia Armaments Gun Show insisted the emotions of those inside the show were the same as many across the country after the Las Vegas shooting.
“Those were 58, 59 lives that didn’t need to be lost and we are all very remorseful because of that,” said organizer Alexandra Salszman.
Salszman has worked with the gun show for years.
“We’ve got about 400 tables, over 100 vendors and we sell ammo, rifles, handguns, military surplus, knives, you name it,” she said.
The Las Vegas shooting reignited a national debate forcing lawmakers to determine if all of that is a problem.
“I don’t think is anything new, or anything we have not seen before, I wish we could come to the table to talk the real issues and real solutions,” she said.
One item on the lawmaker’s radar is the bump stocks.
“We don’t blame pens for misspelled words, we don’t blame forks for obesity, we don’t blame vehicles for car accidents and we should not be blaming firearms for crimes,” said Salszman.
Attendee Don Wilkins believes those against guns should point fingers at people and not weapons.
“I think a lot of us are really tired of it since we are law-abiding of being punished for the crimes other people commit,” Wilkins said.
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