Gun Shop Kicked Out of Comic Convention

A Chicago-area gun store was removed from a comic convention floor over concerns that “real guns” would be exhibited. The store was intending to feature replica guns and advertise safety courses. Via the Chicago Tribune:

A Chicago-area gun shop that wants to exhibit at comic conventions and other pop culture shows was thwarted in its initial attempt Thursday when producers of Wizard World Comic Con Chicago scratched the shop’s participation.

Barrington-based DS Arms owner Dave Selvaggio said he had planned since March to set up at the four-day show, which draws tens of thousands of comic and fantasy fans to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The shop’s booth was to include replica guns and promotions for services such as gun safety and shooting classes.

But Las Vegas-based Wizard World pulled the plug on the booth following complaints that apparently stemmed from online reports that a dealer of real guns would be exhibiting at the show, which opened Thursday.

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