Tulsa Gun Show Bustles as Uncertainty About Laws Grows
Whether you are referring to gun sales or ammo sales - commercially or privately sold - people are calling it “a frenzy,” and the description fits.
At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, lines of gun-show attendees wrapped around the front corners of the 58,500-square-foot Exchange Center at Expo Square from the main doorway. To the east they waited to buy tickets; to the west they waited for the doors to the Metcalf Gun Show to open at 9 a.m.
Gun sales these days are not only through the roof, they are literally down the sidewalk and around the corner at gun shops, shows and sporting good stores.
People in the line commented about crowds at popular local stores such as Dong’s, Sports World and Bass Pro Shops. Prices were high and supplies low as people made offers on firearms in the box before the shipper could deliver them inside the store. They were headed to the gun show to see whether the private sellers and smaller dealers might have something they’ve been looking for.
Many also were there because of the frenzy, looking to make a profit.
Just inside the gun-show entry, in his usual spot, Scott Murry of RJ’s Gun Sales in Broken Arrow said he was “a little embarrassed” at his lack of inventory.
“It’s just crazy right now,” he said.