Could this be one of the last Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Shows on November 12-13?
The gun show, the largest of its kind in the world, could be in jeopardy should Hillary Clinton be elected president November 8. She advocates universal background checks – a federal requirement that could kill guns shows like Wanenmacher.
“You shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show,” Mrs. Clinton states on her website. She plans to “expand background checks” and close the “gun show and Internet sales loopholes.”
As a U.S. senator, she sponsored legislation to limit gun rights and strengthen bans on certain weapons.
On the other hand, Republican nominee Donald Trump is in favor of “empowering law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves.” He advocates a national “right to carry” law and said the government shouldn’t dictate what types of firearms honest people can own.
From a modest beginning in 1955, the Wanenmacher Gun Show has grown to almost 6 miles of exhibits. The world’s largest firearms show will fill the eleven-acre Expo Square with more than 4,200 exhibits of antique and modern firearms, knives, swords and accessories, on display and for sale.
General-interest exhibits will include wildlife and western art, bronze work and jewelry. Several collectors’ organizations will be present with exhibits and items to sell.
Ruger Collectors and Smith & Wesson Collectors will be featured guests. The Wanenmacher show is now international in scope, drawing exhibitors and spectators worldwide.
The public is invited to bring their firearms, swords and knives for a free appraisal, or to sell or trade. Anyone considering buying a gun for concealed carry can get help from exhibitors and staff. Most exhibitors will take a gun in trade.
“Like art, antique guns are a good hedge against inflation,” said Joe Wanenmacher.
Many celebrity guests will be in attendance, including actor Buck Taylor, who played Newly on the TV series Gunsmoke and is now a top-rated artist. Also, John Lott, a Second Amendment champion and author of ten books including War on Guns, More Guns Less Crime and Freedomnomics.
Jim West, star of Animal Planet’s TV series Wild West Alaska will attend.
The NRA National Firearms Museum’s display entitled “Presidential Shotguns” will be at the show. The exhibit will feature Dwight Eisenhower’s Winchester Model 21 Shotgun, as well as the only 8-gauge shotgun that Colt ever made, designed for President Grover Cleveland.
Admission is free with the purchase of a new NRA membership at the door. Receive a discounted price of only $30 which includes a ball cap valued at $16.95.
Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show brings more than nineteen million dollars to Tulsa and more people attend Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show than any other two-day event at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. The show is open to the public Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance admission, V.I.P. Passes, will be sold at 2A Shooting Center, MacKool’s Firearms, Green Country Arms & Pawn, Sports World, and Gray’s Jewelry Gun and Pawn in Tulsa and Broken Arrow.
Visit www.TulsaArmsShow.com for information on parking, shuttles, hotels and more. The show is spponsored by Tulsa Arms Collector’s Association.