What happen to gun shows? Well I have been going to and setting up at gun shows in Richmond, Virginia since the early 1980's. For more than a decade some of the shows were at 1,000 tables. Just a few years ago there were two shows. Dealers complained there were too many shows. Be careful what you wish for. Down to one show every few months and then, no more. This November will be the last show for the foreseeable future. Why? Simply a lack of a venue for a large gun show.