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Vendors prepare for Saxet Gun Show

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Just a day after congressional democrats introduced legislation to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition holders the Saxet Gun Show prepares to open in Austin on Saturday.

Thursday California Senator Dianne Feinstein unveiled legislation that would ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

"Since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally in the 10 years it was in place no one took it to court, more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons," Feinstein said.

The bill comes more than a month after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut and a week after President Obama unveiled gun control measures.

Here in Texas, according to G Vendors, that means a busy day at this weekend's gun show.

"I expect that it will be a mad house," said vendor Steve Fridley.

Fridley arrived at the Travis County Expo Center Friday to begin setting up for the two day event.

"My product is called beam locker it's a way to attach a light to a shotgun rifle pistols," Fridley said. "I'm just a vendor and I'm trying to make a living..."

But Fridley's business was one of hundreds which were in jeopardy of participating in future gun shows after Travis County Commissioners were previously looking for ways to keep these events off county facilities. After back lash at the last commission meeting their agenda was dropped. So was the city's attempt to keep guns shows of city-owned property.

"I think there is a lot of hype to it and over reaction to it and it's natural in any political situation," Fridley said.

Fridley says the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines will be a tough one to make into law. Even despite Vice President Biden's launch of a promotional tour on gun control that began Friday.

"I think by en large people are standing up for their rights," he said.

And standing up for their rights at the Travis County Commissions meeting means more business for vendors at guns shows.

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