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Gun show triggers controversy

Event could be the last on city property as officials plan to vote on a ban.

March 02, 2013|By Alene Tchekmedyian
  • The Glendale Gun Show attracted a large crowd, like Marc Whittemore, center, from Gays with Guns dot net, to what may be the final one at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Besides guns and ammunition, a wide variety of accessories were being purchased by customers. The Glendale City Council will vote weather to ban these types of shows on city property soon.
The Glendale Gun Show attracted a large crowd, like Marc… (Raul Roa / Staff…)

Dozens of protesters — some with clashing messages — flocked to the Glendale Gun Show Saturday, both to protest and support what was likely the last, and as it turns out, largest, gun show at the Civic Auditorium.

With the Glendale City Council slated to vote on an ordinance banning gun shows from city property in coming weeks, dozens of gun show advocates turned up clutching blow horns, banners and American flags to denounce the impending law.

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