Gun Show Goes on Despite Sandy Hook Outrage

Guns were antiques, but Stamford, Conn., mayor said show should have been canceled.
1:54 | 01/05/13

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Of course it was just this week the children of Connecticut sandy hook elementary school went back to school to a different building where their desks were delivered their pencils and -- still inside the drawers. This weekend not far from that community -- controversy over a gun show being held the debate largely over how close the show is to -- town. And how soon after the tragedy. ABC's mark Greenblatt is in Stamford Connecticut tonight. Just forty miles away from sandy hook elementary a gun show in Stamford Connecticut decided the show must go on year. It's happening in the same city where the gunman's father lives. The timing of -- show insensitive. To heat so soon after the shooting some clues to where they took place I don't I don't have a solid opinion and I'm not. Forward and to but I would defend it by saying that it wants -- the -- But the death of 21 graders in six staff members -- sandy hook. Prompted for other gun shows within an hour's drive to cancel -- -- including one planned in nearby Waterbury. I felt and the timing of a gun show. So close to that tragic event. Would be in bad taste. But across the country attendance at gun shows is -- buyers today at this Minnesota show says they're expecting tighter gun laws -- I see a lot of panic buying. Packed in Stamford dealers say they're doing nothing wrong even as survivors who live close by try to move forward back to make a living life goes on. They say they're not selling any assault weapons here just antique guns for collectors. Still -- mayor called the gun show insensitive. We're just -- in the mayor. I say is wrong. -- Why is he wrong -- of the private thing he should be expressing his opinion on. The opinion here it's just business mark Greenblatt ABC news in Stamford Connecticut.

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