Ocean City approves event with gun show for H2Oi car rally week

After ironing out questions and concerns surrounding its gun show component, Ocean City Town Council members have given the green light to an event planned to fall during the typical week of the unofficial H2Oi gathering.

Council members voted 5-1 during a Monday work session in favor of approving plans for Adventure Fest, which will have an emphasis on law enforcement and run from Sept. 19-25, 2022, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

Monday’s vote also gave the go-ahead for guns to be sold and traded during the event’s hunting and fishing expo — one of several different activities planned to take place throughout the course of Adventure Fest.

No handguns will change possession during the event because of Maryland’s seven-day waiting period for regulated firearms. But participants will be able to buy and walk out with long guns in accordance with state and federal law, which would include a check through the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System.

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