LA gun show location questioned

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Event > Takes place at the school-owned Pueblo Gym

By The Staff

Some current and former educators in Los Alamos are questioning whether the community’s school system should continue to allow a gun show to be held in a gym in a long-closed school.

The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club has held its annual gun show in the school-owned Pueblo Gym for nearly all of the past 17 years, but critics say they just realized that.

The 2013 sale began Saturday and runs until Sunday.

Former high school teacher Nancy Schick cites on-campus school violence such as the killings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and at Columbine High School in Aurora, Colo., and says it seems inappropriate to allow guns on school property.

Los Alamos school superintendent Gene Schmidt says he’s not aware of any real debate about the gun show and that the club staging the show is meeting a community need.

Schick submitted a letter to the editor that was published today by the Los Alamos Monitor.

The Los Alamos Monitor will report more on this issue this week.