- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Hundreds of people are attending a gun and knife show in suburban New York.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/2j9ItWT) that long lines were wrapped around the side of the Westchester County Center on Saturday, the first day of the two-day event.

The gun show is the first at the County Center in White Plains since 2012.

County Executive Rob Astorino canceled a February 2013 show following the fatal shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The president of the group that runs the show said gun collectors pose no threats to anyone.

Newman Chittenden of Westchester Collectors Inc. called the gun show “one of the most wholesome activities there is.”

Chittenden said as many as 5,000 people are expected to attend the show. It continues Sunday.

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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