Not Your Father's Gun Show
The far more interesting part of Florida Trend's profile of Victor Bean is the crowd his Miami shows attract.
"The Miami show, for example, draws a far more diverse and younger clientele -- many Spanish speakers, far more African-Americans -- than other shows in south Florida. One typical scene featured two men with waist-length dreadlocks strolling down an aisle as, nearby, two South Beach-slender young women tried to explain the nuances of a handgun to their befuddled father. One daughter deftly snapped back the slide on a handgun to demonstrate the action for him....Yeah, I'm sure these guns are used for "target-shooting." Gee, just last week I stopped by the shooting range on Ocean Drive and joined all these slender young women firing handguns, for sport and fun.
...The Miami market in particular isn't geared toward hunters. Some sellers like to call it a self-defense and target-shooting market, or a "concealable and tactical" market.