Springfield, Mo. -- Thousands of buyers, sellers and traders are expected at a gun show in Springfield this weekend. Gun dealers said they've seen record numbers at similar shows this year in Kansas City and St. Louis following President Barack Obama's proposed changes to gun laws.
The majority of gun deals that will go down Saturday and Sunday at the R.K. Gun Show at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds will involve licensed dealers and federal background checks. But some deals will not involve those checks, and that is something Obama wants to change.
"Well your AR and AK, which would be assault weapons, but they are hard to come by and that's what the problem is," said 35-year veteran gun dealer Duane Hungerford.
Hungerford said those types of firearms will be among the more popular items at the gun show in Springfield, and gun enthusiasts are willing to pay high prices for the guns and ammo President Obama is aiming to take off the market for good.
"A good quality gun is going to cost you anywhere from $1600 to $2500," said Travis Coleman, a gun dealer from Lake Ozark, Mo.