A bill designed to reduce the number of assault rifles being sold is having the opposite effect. Just one day after US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) of California proposed a bill to outlaw assault rifles and high capacity ammo magazines, a long line of gun enthusiasts snaked around the 4-H building at the Iowa State Fair waiting to get into one of the area’s largest gun shows.
Many were eager to buy up the weapons they are afraid will soon be outlawed.
“We’ve had a lot of large crowds over the years and think this is more than we’re used to seeing.” show manager Daryl Klein said, “People are afraid. They don’t know what’s going to be coming down from Washington.”
One gun vendor joked, he’d like to give Senator Feinstein and President Obama “Salespeople of the Year” awards because of the spike in business he’s seen recently. The gun show runs through the weekend.