An upcoming gun show in Reno has been canceled in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month.
The Grand Sierra Resort, which was scheduled to host the gun show, announced its decision Tuesday and said it was out of respect from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The Rocky Mountain Gun Show, which tours the western United States, had been scheduled for this weekend at the casino-resort.
On its website, the Rocky Mountain Gun Shows states it “offers something for every outdoor adventurer, gun enthusiast, and hunter. We have weapons of every kind and the largest assortment of ammo around!!”
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“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our guests and greatly appreciate their understanding in this emotional time,” the Grand Sierra Resort wrote in the news release. “The Grand Sierra Resort expresses our deepest condolences and most sincere sympathies for all those involved or affected by the Las Vegas tragedy.”
We believe it would not be appropriate to host this particular show given recent events.
A statement from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev.
On Oct. 1, gunman Steve Paddock, 64, fired assault fires from the 32nd floor of his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino and into a crowd of roughly 22,000 people, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more.
Paddock eventually shot and killed himself before he could be apprehended by police.
The killings have sparked more debate about gun control nation wide, and specifically gun control laws in Nevada.
“While we value the relationships we have with our convention and meeting holders,” a statement from the resort read, “we believe it would not be appropriate to host this particular show given recent events.”
The Rocky Mountain Gun Show is offering refunds for tickets purchased for this weekend’s canceled show.
According to the website Gunviolencearchive.org, there have been 12,038 deaths caused by gun violence in the United States this year.