MEDFORD, Ore. — About a year ago, the Medford Gun Show saw triple the turnout and a spike in sales. Promoters attributed the surge to current events and politics after multiple mass shootings sparked a gun control debate.
This year, the show’s promoter, Wes Knodel, says prices are back down to what he calls “Pre-Panic Prices.”
Ammo prices are still high, he says. But, manufacturers are now able to at least keep up with demand.
“There’s no panic now. So, there’s no reason for anybody to rush out and buy guns and ammo like they did last year,” said Knodel.
More than 1,000 people are still expected to come through this year’s show.