LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Nazi Christmas decorations and an authentic Ku Klux Klan robe were on display or for sale at a gun show in Kentucky.
The Courier Journal reported Monday that the items were seen at the National Gun Day annual show in Louisville over the weekend. The event was housed at the Kentucky Expo Center, and spokesman Cody Patterson says the display was unacceptable. He says the venue is leased to show managers who then lease space to exhibits, which usually aren’t screened.
The owner of the National Gun Day promotions company, Ron Dickson, hasn’t responded to the newspaper’s request for comment. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth says the display is “symptomatic of what we’re dealing with now” where it “seems to be OK to publicly condone white supremacy.”