Gun show draws in thousands from around the Wiregrass


This weekend’s “Gun and Knife” show at Dothan’s National Peanut Fairgrounds drew several thousand people from across the tri-state area.

The event boasted more than 60 vendors from across the country. The Montgomery-based organizers say the Dothan show is their most successful statewide.

With a large active and retired military population, vendors say Wiregrass residents are strong proponents of the U.S. Constitution’s second amendment, the right to bear arms. 

“First off, Dothan’s a great town,” said Ryan Wells, gun show organizer. “We’ve been coming here for about 15 years or more here at the Peanut Festival and just thoroughly enjoy it every time we come out here. It’s always great people, a great venue, and always a great success for everybody.”

The gun and knife show is held several times a year at the National Peanut Fairgrounds off Highway 231.

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