Westchester Gun Show Resumes To The Delight Of New York Gun Owners

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A controversial gun show has returned to the Westchester County Center in White Plains to the delight of firearm admirers.

For the show’s second day, the line to get out into the Westchester Gun Show stretched around the county center. Enthusiasts were happy to see the show back for the first time in five years. It was cancelled in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings.

Show organizer Newman Chittenden is grateful that County Executive Rob Astorino vetoed legislation that would have banned the show from county property.

“There’s no reason really to turn us away, we’re not criminals,” he told WCBS 880’s John Metaxas. “I understand there’s some negative attitudes. We would like to overcome them.”

Inside the exhibition hall, the crowd was sedate and well behaved with those carrying guns checking their ammunition at the door.

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One Comment

  1. Rich Seibert says:

    New Yorks 1,000,000 new illegal gun owners..


    One million plus new felons, all armed with scary, high capacity, media labeled assault weapons!

    The deadline for New York residents to register their so called “Assault Weapons” and “High” (read standard) Capacity Magazines came and went.

    An estimated million plus, formerly law abiding, gun owners have refused to comply with Cuomo and down state Democrat’s naive belief that the NY Safe Act, passed in a so called emergency session of the New York legislature, could force free people to register their hard earned property.

    And who can blame these once lawful gun owners, with a president that picks and chooses which laws he will follow or enforce, as well as an Federal Attorney General that operates daily with a Contempt of Congress charge and gun running scandal, “Fast & Furious”, hanging over his head. Why should the average New York joe, bother to follow the law, especially when it is in direct conflict with the Constitution of the United States, the one true law of the land.

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