Las Vegas, NV—Firearms, and accessory manufacturers, along with law enforcement and hunting related exhibitors filled the Sands Convention Center last week.
Some 67,000 people attended and Sin City got a needed financial boost. Local businesses benefit along with the tax coffers.
What’s so amazing is that cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC will never get that financial benefit of this or the NRA Annual Meeting, Convention and Exhibit. If we ever came to these cites we’d all wind up wearing handcuffs and watch our property confiscated.
With all the guns and gun toting attendees there are never accidents or any kind of violence in the cities we visit. The crime rate goes down because the local thugs all know they are in for a serious challenge if they try and victimize these convention visitors. More guns never brings more crime.
The SHOT Show is huge. Covering the show as a full time multimedia journalist is impossible for me because I have certain commitments I must keep that prevents me from getting out on the show floor with my camera gear.
This year I brought a tiny GoPro 3+ camera and shot video with my pals at Eagle Grips both in the Convention Center and after hours.
I have put together a 13 minute video with some cool music that’s blocked in Europe and by some cell phone and mobile devices.
If you can, please enjoy the video.