Gun owners discuss a potential sale of an AR-15, one of the most popular and controversial weapons, during the 2013 Rocky Mountain Gun Show at the South
Gun owners discuss a potential sale of an AR-15, one of the most popular and controversial weapons, during the 2013 Rocky Mountain Gun Show at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. In spite of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., gun enthusiasts packed in by the hundreds to purchase weapons and ammunition. The gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December used an AR-15 to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in the school before killing himself as police closed in. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ben Brewer) (Ben Brewer)

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LAS VEGAS - A weapons industry group based in the Connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 children, six adults and himself last month is hosting a Las Vegas trade show for tens of thousands of gun and gear manufacturers and enthusiasts.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is focusing its 35 th annual SHOT Show beginning Tuesday on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry. It comes amid a raging national debate over assault weapons.

The show is closed to the public. The organizer limited media attendance after the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn.

President Barack Obama is among those calling for gun control. A National Rifle Association executive says the best response to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.



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