Fort Lauderdale Talks About the Future of Gun Shows

The City of Fort Lauderdale holds eight gun shows a year and for now, that number isn't changing.

Fort Lauderdale Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the Vice Mayor's proposed measure to ban retailers from gathering at Holiday Park and the War Memorial Auditorium.

During the public hearing, former Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jim Naugle, says he's against gun shows going away.

"It's very entertaining for for many people, including a lot of veterans and I can't think of a more appropriate place for the show than in the building that was built in memory of love for those who died for our freedom," said Naugle.

Residents like Barbara Martin and Joanne Theodore say the deadly mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is reason enough to get the guns out of Fort Lauderdale.

"I was listening with interest when you all talked about the turtles, the lighting, the concern about pedestrians being hit and yet 32,000 gun deaths a year, some of them right in our airport and there's no concern about that," said Martin.

"I can hear all of you talking like this- we've seen Sandy Hook, we've seen Pulse and nobody does anything," said Theodore.

Commissioners say they'd like to hear more from the city attorney.

Wednesday marks one month since the FLL Airport shooting.

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