Gun Show Sees Less Business Than This Time Last Year

By Courtney Burris |

Published 01/12 2014 07:33PM

Updated 01/13 2014 12:20AM

The Texas Gun and Knife Association show makes five stops in Abilene each year. Organizers explained that Abilene is usually one of their best stops. However, last year, their expectations were blown out of the water when people filled the Abilene Civic Center, and even waited in line outside to get in.

Retailers say that due to the national tension regarding gun control that was in full force this time last year, gun sales soared. Customers also stocked up on extra ammunition, even if they did not need it at the time.

Compared to last year, this year's show was dramatically calmer. The show sill attracted a great number of people, however, the turn out was nothing like last year's.

Gun retailers are still hopeful for another good year of sales because they say that guns are products that sell pretty regularly and then of course, this is Texas, and Texans love their guns.

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