Should Gun Show Sales Require a Background Check? [Poll]

Posted January 8, 2013 in Government Your Personal Rights by

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Lawyers.com journalist Aaron Kase reported under the Brady Law federal background checks are run on purchasers of firearms. But the “gun show loophole” allows approximately 40 percent of gun buyers to bypass background checks. Only people buying from federally licensed dealers must have background checks, and it’s not required at gun shows. More than 4,000 gun shows are held around the country annually, and 25 to 50 percent of the sellers are not federally licensed firearms dealers. Does this “gun show loophole” protect law abiding citizens from unwarranted governmental intrusion or does this exception contribute to a more armed and dangerous society? Take our Lawyers.com poll and let your voice be heard.

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