Record crowds expected at weekend gun show

Posted at 10:20 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 09:02:24-05

WAUKESHA -- The president's proposed gun changes mean a surge in business for firearms dealers.

"I got calls from a lot of private vendors that we have that were afraid they they were going to not be able to come to the show this weekend," said Ron Martin, Gun Show Director.

Ron Martin is the Director for Bob and Rocco Gun Shows all over Wisconsin.  This weekend gun dealers will fill up the Waukesha Expo Forum.  25% of vendors aren't licensed. 

"They're private people.  They're guys that just like going to gun shows, buy a gun maybe take it out to the range try it a little but and it if don't work for them or maybe they want to find something better," explained Martin.

He says nothing will change at the show for the unlicensed sellers or those who already have federal firearms licenses. 

"Even if something was instituted over night where all the guns that were being sold were to be sent through FFL we have enough FFL dealers at the shows that the private guys could transfer the guns to the FFL and they could do the background checks."

Martin has been a licensed dealer for more than 30 years.  He doesn't think extreme background checks will keep guns out of the wrong hands. 

"The laws are only there for honest people.  That's it... for the last I knew criminals don't buy guns they steal them," explained Martin.