Peaceful Protestors Push Gun Control At WinstonSalem Gun Show

11:45 PM, Jan 6, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Several hundred people attended a gun show Sunday at the Coliseum in Winston-Salem, and while all those people were exercising their second amendment rights, another group was using its first amendment right to peaceful protest.

Standing silently at the entrance, a group of activists held signs saying "Remember the Children," "Stop the Gun Violence" and "Background Checks For All Gun Sales."

The activist are protesting assault rifles and encouraging Congress to pass gun reform laws.

"I think we should really restrict handguns and assault weapons to military and police officers. The only reason to have a handgun is to be able to kill someone," said Robert Merritt who wants gun control.

That stance is too extreme for gun owners like Allan Schreiner.

"I'm a parent, and I shoot with my son, and I think firearms are just fine for kids as long as you obey all the safety guidelines, and you go to hunter safety classes, go to the NRA safety schools, and it's a safe sport," explained Schreiner.

Following the Sandy Hook shootings, cities all across the country have canceled gun shows, but Winston-Salem is scheduled to host a gun show every other month.

WFMY News 2

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