Alaskan gun enthusiasts are gearing up for this weekend’s 38th annual Gun and Outdoor show at Wasilla High School. Hosted by the Wasilla Warriors Hockey Booster Club, the show will run Jan. 14-15 in the high school gymnasium.
The longstanding event is part of a larger American cultural tradition of selling guns, ammunition and related accessories at more than 4,000 annual gun shows across the nation. These social gatherings are uniquely American, requiring a democratic environment that respects and upholds the rights of citizens to buy and possess firearms.
Wasilla’s gun show is one of the largest and oldest in the state. It includes more than 200 tables selling guns, ammo, knives, holsters, outdoor gear, antique collectables and much more. The cost is $8 to enter, and all admission proceeds go directly to help Warriors’ hockey pay for ice time, uniforms, jerseys, travel, scholarships and equipment. The first 200 people in the show on Jan. 14 have a chance to win a $300 gift certificate to Sportsman’s Warehouse
Gun shows typically appeal to a wide range of firearm enthusiasts, ranging from collectors, traders, hunters and those looking for personal protection. The unifying sentiment is support for the lawful possession and availability of firearms in America.
The upcoming show kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It continues on Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All federal and local firearm laws and ordinances will be followed. For more information, click here.