Conventional rifles and shotguns for traditional hunting and sporting purposes (pages 4-20, 4-21) are always available, but that is never where the crowds gather. The buzz surrounds assault weapons and their accessories.Really? Never? His word. Never.
-Gary Wintemute. 2009 Gun Show 'study'
All the interest and sales at this (admittedly small) show centered around "Conventional rifles and shotguns for traditional hunting and sporting purpose". Only a few people even looked at the "Assault Weapons" (mostly AR's and CETME's) that were available. None to my knowledge were purchased.
I guess the good Dr. was using the Humpty Dumpty definition of 'never'.