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After Newtown Shootings, Stamford Hotel To Host Gun Show

The Stamford Plaza Hotel will host a gun show this weekend, less than a month after the Newtown school shooting and after a gun show in Danbury was canceled.
The Stamford Plaza Hotel will host a gun show this weekend, less than a month after the Newtown school shooting and after a gun show in Danbury was canceled. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

STAMFORD, Conn. — The eighth annual East Coast Fine Arms Show will take place this weekend in Stamford, even after a show in Danbury scheduled for this weekend was canceled last month after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The event organizer in Danbury decided to cancel after people expressed outrage that it was so soon after the deadly shooting in Newtown . However, the show in Stamford is still scheduled to take place at the Plaza Hotel .

Asked about the gun show, a representative with the hotel said, “You have to call the people in charge of the event.”

The Daily Voice left a message for Westchester Collectors , which organized the show, but it was not returned by the time this story was published.

The Stamford show will feature 250 tables of fine antique, modern, collectible and historical firearms and accessories by dealers and manufacturers across the country, the event description said. Federal and Connecticut laws and regulations will be upheld at the event with regards to gun control and sales, the description said.

On Saturday the show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $12, and children 12 and under are free. The hotel is located at 2701 Summer St.