End of an era: Last gun show at the Saratoga Springs City Center wraps it up

End of an era: Last gun show at the Saratoga Springs City Center wraps it up

Chester Smith of Altamont sells guns at the last day of the final New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates Arms Fair held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Guns are displayed at the last day of the final New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates Arms Fair held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>> The 107th and final New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates Arms Fair at the Saratoga Springs City Center finished up on Sunday after a 34-year relationship between the organizations came to a close. The sign in front of the City Center on Broadway read “ Welcome NEACA Arms Fair,” over the weekend, but after Sunday this statement would no longer be true. In March, following a school shooting in Florida, the City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the sale of modern firearms and ammunition at the City Center. The City Center and NEACA, however, had a contract in place for a Memorial Day Weekend arms fair. This event went on as planned with no restrictions, but it will be the last one, officials said. “This is the end of an era,” said organizer David Petronis, who was sitting at his vendor booth on Sunday at the show. Throughout the weekend Petronis had many event-goers stop by his station to say thank you and tell him how much they’ve enjoyed the shows over the past few decades, he said. Furthermore, some said they will not visit Saratoga Springs, or spend money there, until the NEACA gun show […]

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