Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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April 25, 2014

70,000 people expected in Indianapolis for NRA national convention

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Ludlow is hoping his location, just miles south of the Convention Center will help as well. He said Wednesday he’d already seen an uptick in traffic.

“If they live in the state of Indiana, they may buy a gun. I think our gun sales are probably going to go up this weekend, and I think the range and the rental guns are going to get quite a bit of use this weekend,” said Ludlow.

Over at Beech Grove Firearms, owner Greg Burge says he’s partnered with a gun manufacturer this weekend. The manufacturer has already dropped off a number of free items that will be available to those who purchase items at Beech Grove Firearms this weekend.

Burge says since this is the inaugural event for Indy, he’s not sure how gun stores themselves will do, but says, “It’s a huge draw citywide: hotels, restaurants. It’s a win-win for the city of Indianapolis.”

Some are planning to protest the event Saturday.

IMPD says their staffing this weekend will be typical to a weekend where a big convention is downtown.

The convention was held in Houston last year. Houston police told 24-Hour News 8 there were some peaceful protests but no major problems.

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