Danbury gun show canceled

The Danbury Gun & Knife Show scheduled for Jan. 5-6 has been canceled. The show’s promoter, Big Al’s Silver Bullet Productions, announced the cancellation on its website, as did Mayor Mark Boughton on Twitter.

The show was to include “Premium Knives, Firearms, Gun Accessories, Ammo, Tactical Clothing, Hard-to-Find Items, Tactical Gear and more!”

A call to Big Al’s  was picked up Tuesday afternoon by a person who responded, “No comment,” when asked why the gun show was canceled.

Asked if there were any complaints about having the show in the area, the person also declined to comment.

Earlier Tuesday, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it was suspending sales of certain rifles nationwide in response to Friday’s school massacre in Newtown.

The Danbury gun show was to take place at the Crowne Plaza Danbury hotel at 18 Old Ridgebury Road.

Mike DeSalvo