A little more detail on the rules for attendees:
SHOT Show® Attendance Rules (Attendees, Exhibitors, Media & Guests)
Attendance is RESTRICTED to shooting, hunting and outdoor trade professionals and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services ONLY. The SHOT Show is not open to the general consuming public (e.g., private visitors, hunters, sports shooters, members of hunting and sports shooting clubs, etc.). NO one under age 16 admitted (including infants).
Admission to the show requires government issued photo identification plus documentation demonstrating direct, professional affiliation to the trade. Show exhibitors and media subject to different credentialing requirements.
This show badge constitutes a limited revocable license to attend the current SHOT Show. Badges CANNOT be reproduced, transferred or resold. $100 fee to replace lost or stolen badges. Limit one (1) free reprint per person. Badges are the property of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and may be revoked at any time for any reason.
NO animals except for properly identified on-duty ADA recognized service animals or Mil/LE/Fire K-9.
NO photography — STRICTLY ENFORCED! Photography or video recording at the show is prohibited except by those with valid media badges or other authorized individuals. Surveillance equipment is in use 24/7.
NO solicitation, suitcasing or outboarding.
NO personal firearms or ammunition allowed. Only firearms on display by exhibitors whose firing pins have been removed (and have been inspected by SHOT Show Safety Advisors) will be permitted on the show floor.
NO loud, abusive, or defamatory language, harassment or other unprofessional or inappropriate behavior.
Show management NOT responsible for injuries, property damage or loss of any kind, or for any other incidents, directly or indirectly connected with attending the show. Attendees assume all business and personal risks before, during and after the show.
Attendees and their belongings may be searched at any time during the show. Attendees consent to such searches and waive any related claims that may arise. If an attendee refuses such searches, attendee may be denied entry or be removed from show premises without refund or other compensation.
Attendees grant show management permission to utilize their image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the Shot Show in any medium or context without further authorization or compensation.
These attendance rules apply to all show “attendees” including Show attendees, exhibitors, media and guests. Show management shall have sole discretion over admission at all times and shall strictly enforce all show rules. Attendees agree to abide by these attendance rules, as well as all other rules applicable to their badge type, which may be updated at any time. Violators risk immediate confiscation of their show badge without refund and removal from the premises. Violators will not be allowed re-entry.