The public turned out in large numbers to attend the Eastman gun show at North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross on Saturday. Despite a very large parking lot, there were so many cars that some vehicle had to park off road. The number of women present at the show was noticeable; most appeared to be looking at personal protection handguns.
There were hundreds of tables with all manner of firearms, from modern to antique. There were also many firearms related items such as holsters and riflescopes. Shooters could even have custom molded hearing protection made while they waited.
Recruiters from GeorgiaCarry.Org and the National Rifle Association had tables. The recruiters were seen to be generating quite a bit of interest in their organizations. Shriners were also at the show, soliciting help for their philanthropy.
Interest in semi-automatic rifles continues to be brisk. Market demand for semi-autos was high, especially for AR-15 and AK rifles. Consumers were also interested in handguns that took full capacity magazines.
Ammunition was available but price inflation was clearly evident. Prices for .22 LR ammunition have doubled since the Presidential announcement of the intent to ban semi-automatic firearms. By the end of the day, no primers were left at the show.
The show continues tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.