ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Gun Show begins Saturday, with over 400 exhibits and displays from collectors and dealers from all over the northeastern United States and Canada only a few weeks after state lawmakers adopted tighter regulations on some semi-automatic rifles and banned high-capacity magazines.
The show, held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for three decades faced some scrutiny following the shooting in Newtown and the state's new SAFE Act, but the show will go on as planned this weekend.
On Friday, NYS Arms Collectors Association Director Marc Loveland told NEWS10 the show will be following all the rules in the New York SAFE Act, but doesn't expect that to change operations at the show since an assault rifle ban already exists in the city of Albany.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday that the newly-enacted "Model Gun Show Procedures" will be in place for this weekend's show at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center to make sure weapon sales are properly tracked and done safely.
A key provision is making sure all guns private sellers bring to the shows are tagged and then checked later to determine if they were sold and confirm a background check was done on the buyer.
The rules also limit the number of entrance doors to improve monitoring.
The show will feature displays and sales of the following: