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Published March 03, 2013, 08:33 PM

Thousands show up to a gun show in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's been nearly 3 months since the devastation at Sandy Hook Elementary nearly 3 months since some lawmakers promised change on gun control and to this day you can go to any gun show and see the rush of getting guns remains strong as ever.

By: Kayla Strayer, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- It's been nearly 3 months since the devastation at Sandy Hook Elementary nearly 3 months since some lawmakers promised change on gun control and to this day you can go to any gun show and see the rush of getting guns remains strong as ever.

Nearly 4 thousand people swarmed the Grand Forks gun show this weekend.

Jeff Benoit/gun show attendee: "There's a lot of people here."

Men, women, young and old browse through aisles and aisles of weaponry.

Jeff: I just like to come here, check things out, see what I can get for a deal.

Although many are here to buy guns, some are more interested in the history of weapons, like these machine guns from World War II.

Dennis Sundby: Sometimes grandfathers tell their grandsons what these firearms were all about, sometimes grandsons tell their grandfathers what they were and when they were used.

Sundby says sharing history is his form of recreation.

Dennis: "I don't sell anything I strictly display."

But there's no shortage of sellers, especially when it comes to assault rifles.

Jeff: "A lot of people that have those guns are selling them because they're going for a premium."

Flying off shelves, he says, because of the fear of stricter gun laws.

Jeff: "I don't feel that they will be banned. If anything there might be more of a restriction on it for background checks."

Amber Dalzell: I'm not saying it should be banned, but maybe they need to make the law stricter of who gets one and who can carry them.

But many gun enthusiasts say...

Amber: "It's not about the capacity of the magazine, it's about the character of the maniac behind it."

Stats from the FBI show firearm sales across the country have risen nearly 50 percent since 2011.

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