“If one person was carrying and had courage last week, that guy would’ve only shot once,” said vendor Bert Smith of BlackGunStuff, which sells gun equipment.

Templeton said gun owners sympathize with the shooting victims, but blame the shooter rather than his weapon. A U.S. flag outside the main exhibit hall was at half-staff, and a donation box for shooting victims — next to a National Rifle Assn. poster — filled up with dollar bills as the day wore on.

At 12:15 p.m., at Templeton’s request, vendors and buyers lowered their heads for a minute of silence in tribute to the shooting victims. Earlier, the show’s organizers held a mass recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Seems to me the second amendment is alive and well in AZ, and from the LA Times no less. Full article here.

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