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Gun Show Packs a Crowd at Civic Arena

St. Joseph Civic Arena hosted hundreds of collectors and hunters at the annual Gun and Knife Show February 10-11.

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 2:14 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2018 2:15 PM

St. Joseph Civic Arena hosted hundreds of collectors and hunters at the annual Gun and Knife Show February 10-11. The show gave gun enthusiasts the chance to buy, sell and trade guns, knives and various personal safety devices.

The show also brought in vendors like Michael Rood, owner of Mike’s Sharp Knives, who saw the show as an opportunity to socialize while making extra cash.

“My life revolves around knives. I’m disabled because of my emphysema, so that’s what I do. I sharpen knives for people and I get to talk to them while I’m sharpening them. It’s my way of getting out,” Rood said.

Roods sold a variety of knives from his personal collection and offered discounted knife sharpening services.

The arena was packed with variety of items from guns and ammunition to off road utility vehicles and home goods. RJ Promotions representative Kent Waters said the show provided a wide range of guns.

“We’ve got guns and knives and a little bit of everything here for people collecting guns, using guns for sporting purposes, handgun protection," Waters said. "We’ve got a lot of guns at our show."

Over 70 vendors brought in a wide variety of inventory the sparked the interest of professional firearm dealors and collectors alike.

“These are good people, they’re here to sell. They’ve got lots of stories to tell,” Water said.“These guys are experts here and anything that you would like to know about a gun, they would be able to explain it to you.”

The Gun and Knife show will return to St.Joseph October 13-14 at Civic Arena.

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