President of Showmasters Gun Show considers legal action against Roanoke City due to gun ban

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — With August being the 50th anniversary of the Showmaster Gun Show at the Berglund Center, organizers are considering legal action over Roanoke City over their newly-enacted gun ban at city buildings.

The Berglund Center is owned by the City of Roanoke.

Annette Elliot, the president of Showmasters, says her legal team is reviewing contracts to see if the Roanoke City Council’s decision from Monday, March 15 breaches any agreements.

She adds that she worked with thousands of vendors selling guns and has not had a single incident of gun violence at one of her shows.

“They’re just not looking at the science, the facts, or any of that stuff. They have this ideology that guns are bad, so, therefore, we gotta get rid of the gun show, period. It’s the wrong way to look at it. I believe individuals are responsible for their actions, period.”

Annette Elliott, President of the Showmasters Gun Show

The gun show will still continue as planned at the Berglund Center on Saturday, March 20.

Elliott is currently looking for property outside of the city but close enough to Roanoke to continue having gun shows in the area.

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