Edition:
United States
Pictures | Sat Dec 22, 2012 | 4:25pm EST

Gun enthusiasts pack shows to buy assault weapons

A dealer displays firearms for sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A dealer displays firearms for sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A dealer displays firearms for sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
1 / 14
People look over a table of handguns for sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

People look over a table of handguns for sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

People look over a table of handguns for sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
2 / 14
A man shows a Ruger Mini 14 rifle in .223 caliber that he purchased at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A man shows a Ruger Mini 14 rifle in .223 caliber that he purchased at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A man shows a Ruger Mini 14 rifle in .223 caliber that he purchased at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
3 / 14
Off-duty police officers hired by the show operate a checkpoint to make sure all weapons are unloaded before participants, who sometimes bring in firearms to sell, can enter a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Off-duty police officers hired by the show operate a checkpoint to make sure all weapons are unloaded before participants, who sometimes bring in firearms to sell, can enter a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Off-duty police officers hired by the show operate a checkpoint to make sure all weapons are unloaded before participants, who sometimes bring in firearms to sell, can enter a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
4 / 14
Rex Kehrli, the president of RK Shows, poses at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. Kehrli hopes that Americans will have a calm discussion about future gun laws. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Rex Kehrli, the president of RK Shows, poses at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. Kehrli hopes that Americans will have a calm discussion about future gun laws. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Rex Kehrli, the president of RK Shows, poses at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. Kehrli hopes that Americans will have a calm discussion about future gun laws. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
5 / 14
Jessica Schiwitz, who works for a gun dealer, holds her Yorkshire terrier "Sophie" as she waits on customers at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Jessica Schiwitz, who works for a gun dealer, holds her Yorkshire terrier "Sophie" as she waits on customers at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Jessica Schiwitz, who works for a gun dealer, holds her Yorkshire terrier "Sophie" as she waits on customers at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
6 / 14
Laura Downing (R) fills out paperwork to purchase firearms as her husband Jerry swipes a credit card at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. Most dealers tend to be small family operations. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Laura Downing (R) fills out paperwork to purchase firearms as her husband Jerry swipes a credit card at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. Most dealers tend to be small family operations. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Laura Downing (R) fills out paperwork to purchase firearms as her husband Jerry swipes a credit card at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. Most dealers tend to be small family operations. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
7 / 14
A man carrying a rifle for sale looks at military fatigues at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A man carrying a rifle for sale looks at military fatigues at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A man carrying a rifle for sale looks at military fatigues at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
8 / 14
The "Missouri Militia" has a table to sign up recruits at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

The "Missouri Militia" has a table to sign up recruits at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

The "Missouri Militia" has a table to sign up recruits at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
9 / 14
A semi-automatic VZ58 (bottom) and BB guns are seen on a dealer's table at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A semi-automatic VZ58 (bottom) and BB guns are seen on a dealer's table at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

A semi-automatic VZ58 (bottom) and BB guns are seen on a dealer's table at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
10 / 14
Boxes of ammunition are seen at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Boxes of ammunition are seen at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Boxes of ammunition are seen at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
11 / 14
An Armalite 50 caliber rifle is seen on sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

An Armalite 50 caliber rifle is seen on sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

An Armalite 50 caliber rifle is seen on sale at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
12 / 14
Firearm magazines are seen on a table at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Firearm magazines are seen on a table at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Firearm magazines are seen on a table at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
13 / 14
Signs barring cameras and loaded concealed carry weapons are seen at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Signs barring cameras and loaded concealed carry weapons are seen at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Signs barring cameras and loaded concealed carry weapons are seen at a gun show in Kansas City, Missouri December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup
Close
14 / 14

Next Slideshows

Living under sharia

The residents of Banda Aceh live under the laws of sharia.

Dec 21 2012

Photos of the week

Our best photos from the past week.

Dec 21 2012

End of a Mayan era

An era closes in the Maya Long Count calendar, an event that has been likened by different groups to the end of days.

Dec 21 2012

Winter is coming

The first major storm of the year takes aim at the Midwest.

Dec 21 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

Star Wars turns 40

Star Wars turns 40

A look back at fans, collectibles and stars of the iconic franchise 40 years after "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" was released in theaters.

Best of Cannes

Best of Cannes

Highlights from the 70th Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera.

President Trump's first foreign trip

President Trump's first foreign trip

Donald Trump, on his first overseas trip as president, is on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe.

NATO in the modern world

NATO in the modern world

The missions of the North American Treaty Organization since the Kosovo conflict.

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

Troops backed by attack helicopters battled dozens of militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines.

Obama and Merkel reunite

Obama and Merkel reunite

Former U.S. President Barack Obama meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a discussion on democracy in Berlin, making his first speech in Europe since leaving office.

Victims of Manchester

Victims of Manchester

The names of victims of the Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester are starting to emerge, their smiling faces gathered from social media sites.

Survivors of Manchester

Survivors of Manchester

The Queen visits patients injured in the Manchester Arena blast at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Taiwan's constitutional court declares that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast