New Rules Apply For State Fairgrounds Gun Show

A weekend gun show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds will mark the first test of new rules implemented after an accidental shooting last month.

The Capital City Gun Show begins Saturday at the fairgrounds.

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said this week that visitors with guns must park in designated areas and use a separate entrance. The guns must be out of their cases with ammunition removed.

Security officers will continue to examine the guns and secure them with straps. Police will work to prevent sales in parking lots.

A security guard and two other people were hurt at the fairgrounds on Jan. 19 after a shotgun went off as it was being checked at the show's entrance. The owner was planning to sell it at the show.