The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club has been hosting a gun show for about a decade and a half in Los Alamos now, but if one resident’s point of view about where the show is now held gains any traction the show may have to go elsewhere.
Currently, the annual event is staged at the old Pueblo School Gym, and there is one resident that is looking to change that. Nancy Schick, a retired Los Alamos school teacher, has been pressuring school officials to disallow any further gun shows at the gym.
Even though the school has not been a school for many years, the district leases the property to different venues throughout the year, including the LASC Gun Show every August.
To Schick, it’s about public perception. “This is a school, and should we be selling guns on school property, absolutely not,” she said, adding that ever since she’s publicly voiced her objections to the media and the school system, she’s heard many arguments opposing her views.
“This is not about me not liking guns, it’s not about being against all gun shows, It’s about this being a gun show that, without question, is being held on school property,” she said.