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New Rules Apply For NC State Fairgrounds Gun Show

9:04 PM, Feb 23, 2013   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- A weekend gun show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds will mark the first test of new rules implemented after an accidental shooting last month.

The Capital City Gun Show opened at 9 a.m. Saturday and will run through Sunday afternoon.

The new rules were welcomed by many venders and patrons as away to keep people safe.

"There are going to be accidents with everything, but if we can make it safer, let's go for it," Randy Murray, of Randy's Guns, said. "Let's make it as safe as we can."

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said this week that visitors with guns must park in designated areas and use a separate entrance. The guns must be out of their cases with ammunition removed.

Security officers will continue to examine the guns and secure them with straps. Police will work to prevent sales in parking lots.

A security guard and two other people were hurt at the fairgrounds on Jan. 19th after a shotgun went off as it was being checked at the show's entrance. The owner was planning to sell it at the show.

AP/WRAL

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