Gun Show

Mark Heitz of Tactical Firearms in Kingston, N.H., looks over a civilian version of the Colt M4 carbine during the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 15. (Reuters / January 31, 2013)

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  • What do you think?
    (Note: This is an unscientific poll.)

    Should all sales at gun shows require background checks?

    • Yes. It's time to get rid of this loophole that allows people who shouldn't have guns to get them easily.
    • No. It won't stop criminals from buying guns. It would just put a burden on legal gun sellers.
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  • National Rifle Association of America
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A Quinnipiac poll of voters in New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania shows nearly unanimous support for background checks at gun shows. The shift toward greater regulation is notable in Virginia, home to the National Rifle Association. NRA President David Keene has said gun-show checks would a great burden on individual gun sellers and would not deter criminals from buying firearms. In Connecticut, long guns can be sold by private citizens at gun shows with no background checks. What's your view?


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