UPDATE: Cancel the gun show vs. Keep the gun show
An online petition has started to keep a gun show scheduled for the Saratoga Springs City Center in response to an online petition to cancel the gun show.
More than 900 people have signed a petition to cancel the gun show scheduled for Jan. 11 - 13. That petition was started by Susan Steer, who is hoping to get 1,000 signatures in support of her cause by the 2013.
Update, 6:10 p.m. Saturday: Now 1,072 signatures have been collected for petition to cancel the gun show.
Original: The movement to keep the gun show has gathered more than 100 supporters.
Update, 6:10 p.m. Saturday: Almost 700 people have now signed the petition to keep the gun show.
Original: The petition appears to be started by Hudson Falls resident Robert LeClair, who wants to find people to stand up for gun rights and gun shows.
"A Saratoga soccer mom with half-baked concepts of firearms and gun control has started a petition to try and ban the upcoming gun show in the city of Saratoga Springs," he writes on the site hosting his petition. "She believes that stopping this show will prevent firearms from existing in the city of Saratoga Springs. Gun show or not, firearms are available at no less than 15 stores within 25 minutes of the city."
LeClair adds that this latest push is a knee-jerk response being driven by "uninformed" and "ignorant" people.
A signer of this petition who identified as Raymond Collado, of Clifton Park, said he signed to "keep alive my 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights!"
A signer identifying as Tammi Russell of Greenfield Center said her family has been going to this show for years. "At no point during any show have I felt that the gun show was not a safe place," she wrote. "I have brought my son with me on numerous occasions, and plan to continue that tradition. We are all gun enthusiasts. We have guns for hunting and sport shooting. It is in my opinion one of the most important things we have shared with our son."