SARATOGA SPRINGS - The set up was underway Friday afternoon for the weekend arms show at the City Center.
Exhibitors will display and sell their pistols, rifles and ammunition for two days.
The show happens here three or four times a year and this one was scheduled long before the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
"What's happening now, the protests tomorrow, is a reaction, a knee-jerk reaction to get rid of our show, to get rid of guns in general," said Dave Petronis, promoter of the show.
The mass shooting in Connecticut brought more attention to this show, which has been taking place here since 1984. But some in the community argue it shouldn't take place at a taxpayer supported venue like the City Center.