MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Spectators are calling the Eastman Gun Show in Macon, one of the busiest ever. The line at the Macon Centreplex wrapped around the door, as gun enthusiasts patiently waited to get their hands on fire arms and ammunition.
Customers waited as long as 40 minutes.
"This is the first time I've seen anywhere near this amount of people," said Bruce West.
Many gun show customers, like West, are hoping to buy now, in case the president enacts tougher gun laws.
"People in America are scared," said Bruce West.
"People are afraid of their own government," said Gary Blitz
With the heated gun control debate, firearms and ammunition at the show flying off the shelf. Dustin Wilson went to the show to buy ammo.
"A little of bit of everything," Wilson said, "but there's a long line for the ammunition."
Some people were buying, others were selling and several, like James Wagner, were celebrating what they feel is their right to bear arms. Wagner came to restore a family rifle.
"My grandfather passed it down to me," Wagner said holding his rifle.
For Susan Watson, dealing at the gun shows, is her own family tradition. A tradition, she fears is now caught in the crossfire, as lawmakers continue the debate on gun control.
"I don't even know what's going on," Watson said, "I don't know if they're gonna have gun show."