WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — More than 1,000 people stood in line during one of the biggest gun shows in history Saturday in Winston-Salem – including protesters.
Around 30 people protested the Winston-Salem Gun & Knife Show at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum, with signs that voiced concern about the weapons.
Thousands attended the event throughout the day, which featured AR-15s, rifles and shotguns.
“We’re not against hunters or people who want to target shoot, but we are against the gun mayhem we have in this country,” said Gail McNeill, a protester.
Anthony Hodges attended the show and said he understands why people need to have a license to carry a gun.
“The law-abiding citizen does not have a problem with the guns,” he said. “It’s always the criminals that have the problems with the guns.”
The show will open again Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.