ABC News reports on the total lack of progress in Virginia in closing the gun show loophole.
It has been three years since Omar Samaha last saw his sister Reema alive. Reema was one of 32 victims whose life was taken in the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech University. This weekend marks the third anniversary.
Images of Reema dancing the weekend before the attacks are still fresh in her family's mind.
"It's nothing you really get over," family member Nina Samaha-Reiten said.
And three years later, Reema's family is also not over the fight; the fight to close what many consider a glaring loophole in Virginia's gun laws.
It is called the gun show "loophole" and as it exists, anyone can buy a gun from a private dealer without a background check.
And early this week, just one day before the third anniversary, three Virginia congressmen, urged their colleagues to reconsider closing the loophole.
I guess in the home state of the NRA, the same state where the governor went to Pat Robertson's University, we shouldn't expect much more. But, I find it surprising that gun owners themselves don't make this happen. The more they resist background checks for all gun transfers the more the rest of their arguments fall under suspicion. It's hard to believe they can be so selfish and self-centered that in order to not be inconvenienced themselves they would allow something like this to go on.
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