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Whether it’s the indelible horror of the massacre at Newtown, Conn., or the tone-deaf response of the National Rifle Association and its allies who have shown themselves so hysterical and paranoid on the subject of gun rights, the public’s hunger for action on gun violence shows little sign of weakening.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 01/17/2013

Print Headline: Close the gun-show loophole

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  • Walter
    January 17, 2013 at 2:13 p.m.

    I'm not against background checks, but I AM against a BAN on any type
    of SEMI-automatic firearm that can be used to defend myself from violent CRIMINALS.
    And AUTOMATIC FIREARMS have been tightly controlled for years.
    The mainstream media can't seem to understand the difference.
    We don't have a GUN PROBLEM, we have a CRIMINAL PROBLEM!

  • dimebag
    January 18, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

    inquire, you and the auther here, don't know what you are talking about. every gun i ever bought at a gun show i had to do a background check and fill out a questionaire on site. i don't have to do that anymore because i got myself a conceal carry permit. now i only have the questionaire to fill out. one of the first questions on that application is whether or not you are buying that firearm for yourself. you see, author and inquire, it is against the law to purchase a firearm for someone else, from a gunshow or in a store. now is that another law that isn't worth the paper it is written on. that, to me, is rather obvious. there is not one single executive order that obama signed that would have prevented the newtown tragedy. not one! there is no gunshow loophole, just more frivolous laws that cannot be, and are not, inforced. we are not gun nuts. we have an interest in a hobby that we enjoy, be it hunting, sporting, collecting or protection. you cannot write laws to stop the crazies and the criminals, because they don't read the rules.

  • Ran2133
    January 18, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

    The largest "straw buyer" ever is the Federal Government's Department of Justice, through the BATFE's using "straw buyers" to send weapons to drug dealers in Mexico. Only Eric Holder could intrepret the law that such an act is legal. Of course, Holder doesn't care about the law! He and others in the BHO administration care only about "power." I am much more afraid of them than the Mexican drug dealers because, they are more dangerous to this country than the drug dealers ever will be. Walter is correct, unfortunately, our 'criminal problem' is in Washington D. C.