Obama Targets Gun Shows...
During a news conference on Wednesday, Obama said that a “majority of Americans support laws requiring background checks before all gun purchases so that criminals can’t take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from somebody who won’t take the responsibility of doing a background check at all.”
This is a direct reference to gun shows.
Under the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, individuals “not engaged in the business” of selling firearms are not required to conduct background checks on buyers or maintain records of sale.
For gun-grabbers, this law is known as the “gun show loophole.”
Obama claims “old assumptions” about the Second Amendment are in transition following the Sandy Hook school massacre.
“It’s encouraging that people… have been willing to challenge some old assumptions and change their long-held positions,” he said. “That conversation must continue. But this time, the words need to lead the action.”