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Long lines at Atlanta Gun Show

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The Atlanta Gun Show was Saturday, and some said it was the busiest it's ever been.

Nationwide, gun sales have spiked with all the conversations about gun reform in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, and it looks like Atlanta is seeing the same kind of rush.

The rush on guns was evident even before you got through the doors.

Brandon Jessup went to the gun show to buy ammo.

"The lines are outrageous. The line was wrapped all the way down that side of the building," said Jessup.

Michael Roberts was surprised by the lines, too.

"I've been to many, many gun shows here, and this is the first time I've had to wait in line to get in to the gun show," said Roberts.

Inside, it was even busier.

Monique Migneault is with the Coyote Company. She has been coming to the Atlanta Gun Show for years.

"This gun show hasn't seen this amount of people come through the door in 10 years. It's very busy," said Migneault.

And the number of people isn't the only thing that increased.

"Stuff's way up on prices. Any kind of assault rifle, they're up there. It's bad," said Jessup.

Roberts noticed the same thing.

"I bought an AK-47 last year for $600 and this year it's close to $1,200. The same exact gun," said Roberts.

Jessup called it price gouging, but vendors said it's not.

"We can't get these guns for the same price we did six months ago, or even last week for that matter. They've actually gone up since last Wednesday, so we have to pass that on to customers, so as a business we can stay afloat and maintain our status quo," said Migneault.

But even with the inflated prices people were still buying, and some were buying a lot.

Most people at the gun show said they fear certain guns and ammo will be taken off the shelf with possible new gun reforms, so it's worth it to pay a little more.

If they do get rid of it and you don't have it already, what's that going to do to the price? They're going to go sky high or through the roof," said Roberts.

But others said people shouldn't be freaking out. They just need to be patient.

"Those that have seen it before know that it's going to come back down," said Jessup.

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