As the event in Milwaukee was about to begin, private gun purchasers began to show up. I counted 10 near the beginning of the event, but the numbers increased. The private purchasers spread out along the streets as the lines of vehicles backed up. There were about 15 to 20 of them at the height of the action.
The ones that I talked to repeatedly said that they did not have a problem with the event, and that by purchasing the more valuable guns, they helped stretch the event dollars. More than once, I saw private purchasers tell people bringing guns to the event that they could obtain more money than the gun was worth at the event, so they were better off turning it in.