"There's gonna be a real strong attempt to roll back some of the progress we've made in the last eight years in terms of just access and 2nd Amendment rights and that sort of thing," said McClure.
People on the gun show circuit say there has been a 50 percent increase in legal gun sales since the election. There are new gun owners; women among them.
Gun show promoter, Annette Elliott, said the President-elect's position on guns, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's anti-gun stance and knowing that Vice President-Elect Joe Biden authored the ban on assault weapons, "All these things combined are scaring people and they're buying in droves."
The economy was a factor for some, who saw investment opportunities in collecting.
Promoters also attribute the lifting of DC's gun ban to this year's larger crowds.