What's your opinion? Is there any question that these measures would prevent gun deaths? Don't you think it's time that even the gun-rights people got behind these initiatives?Sponsored by Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), the proposal would prevent recently unlicensed gun dealers from selling their stock fire-sale-style without first performing background checks on the buyers.
It's not the only gun-law loophole Democrats are targeting in the wake of Saturday's shootings. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) this week said the shooting is clear indication that Congress should close the so-called "gun-show loophole” as well. That's a reference to the hobbyists and other unlicensed gun sellers who have no obligation to perform background checks at gun shows or other venues.
That loophole, Quigley said Tuesday, makes the screening process required by licensed dealers all but futile.
"Whatever rules are on the books aren't enforced if there's a gun-show loophole," Quigley said in a phone interview.
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