RK Gun Show Kicks off, Following Violent Year

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Friday, January 04 2013 Jan 4, 2013 Friday, January 04, 2013 6:07:00 AM CST January 04, 2013 in News
By: Joe Chiodo

BOONE COUNTY - The RK Gun Show will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon, following a year filled with gun violence across the nation.

Despite violent events such as the recent Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, as well as similar incidents as the movie theater in Colorado and Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, the projected turnout for the gun show is still high.

Many attribute high attendance at recent gun shows to the possibility of gun laws soon becoming more strict.  It appears as the debate over gun control intensifies, so does the sale of guns.

KOMU 8 News found shortly after the Sandy Hook shooting nearly every gun store in the Columbia area were wiped clean of the AR 15 semi-automatic gun.

There is no sales tax on guns purchased at shows such as the RK gun show. Additionally, licensed gun dealers require background checks on any person purchasing a gun. Unlicensed dealers are not required to do a background check. However, dealers explained, unlicensed dealers will often bring their customers to a licensed dealer's table to go through an official check before completing the sale.

If available at this weekends show, many attendees may purchase the weapon.

The event takes place Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $7 per person each day, or you can purchase a weekend pass for $10.

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