As Americans get more nervous about personal safety and political unrest, Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show – the largest show of its kind in the world – continues to soar.
The show is Saturday and Sunday at the QuikTrip Center of Expo Square.
“I definitely see an increase in interest in guns, especially in the last two years,” said show organizer Joe Wanenmacher. “A lot of people are applying for concealed-carry permits and surprisingly, people who are older, who have never owned a gun all their life, are starting to buy guns for self protection. They realize the police are doing a good job but they can’t be everywhere at once.”
Wanenmacher Tulsa Arms Show brings in an estimated $18 million to the local economy – making it the second largest event (behind the Tulsa State Fair) during the year.
The show will fill the 11-acre QuikTrip Center with more than 4,100 tables of antique and modern firearms, knives, swords and accessories.
“We have close to six miles of exhibits,” said Wanenmacher. “My advice to anyone coming to the show is to wear their most comfortable shoes.”
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