Colorado Springs Gun & Knife Show is being held at the Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd this weekend.

Mark Reis, The Gazette, file photoColorado Springs Gun & Knife Show is being held at the Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd this weekend.

Standing under 5 feet tall and weighing just 85 pounds, Mary Hoselton said she carries her handgun, a Smith & Wesson .38 special, everywhere.

Everywhere, except the gun show.

Hoselton and her husband wandered between tables of rifles, pistols, knives and memorabilia Saturday during the Colorado Springs Gun & Knife Show at the Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. To them, the event is just as much social as it is educational, she said. It’s also an opportunity to hunt for anything they might need to buy.

Each of the hundreds of customers passing through the center’s doors were quickly asked if they were carrying a weapon. Had Hoselton brought her pistol, she said, it would have been tagged and a zip tie would have been placed behind the trigger to keep the weapon from being fired.

It’s not worth the hassle, Hoselton said.

“And I know I’m safe here,” she added.

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Business was steady Saturday for the gun show, which will last through Sunday, said Kevin Hummer, CEO of both the show and the event center.

Steady, but not booming. Not like it was during President Barack Obama’s administration, Hummer said.

“Oh my God, it was crazy,” he said, recalling the past eight years.

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