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Annual Gun Show goes on despite the snow

The snow Saturday morning didn’t stop firearm enthusiasts from getting to Fonner Park for the...
The snow Saturday morning didn’t stop firearm enthusiasts from getting to Fonner Park for the annual Gun Show.(KSNB)
Published: Feb. 6, 2021 at 5:12 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The snow Saturday morning didn’t stop firearm enthusiasts from getting to Fonner Park for the annual Grand Island Gun Show.

It is put on by the Nebraska Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. While there are more modern guns sold at the show. The interest in gunpowder firearms brings in a special crowd. The group travels around the state for specialty shoots and want to share their interests.

“It’s getting more common than ever. There’s a lot of people that enjoy shooting the old black powder rifles,” member Milt Marovek said. “We have large rendezvous, they have them all over the country.”

Modern weapons are also sold at the show. Organizers said the show has grown over the years.

“This is our 54th annual gun show and it’s always been very successful. It seems to always grow,” Marovek said. “We’re a little down this year because of COVID and it’s snowing outside but a lot of people have been coming through.”

The show will be continuing Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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