WATERBURY, Conn. — The police chief in a Connecticut city has halted permits for gun shows, saying he’s concerned any firearms purchased there might one day be used in a mass shooting.
He says he’s concerned a gun used in a future mass shooting could be traced to a purchase made at a show in Waterbury.
Westchester Collectors Inc. had planned a firearm and knife show for Jan. 12 and 13. Show organizer Newman B. Chittenden says canceling the gun show will not improve security.
He says that vendors will turn away people who have mental health problems and that they use common sense when evaluating whether to sell.