Should an instant national criminal check be mandated for gun shows?

Posted April 06, 2009, at 5:50 p.m.

The father of a victim of the Columbine High School was in Maine this week advocating

that the state close the so-called gun show loophole which allows the purchase of guns

without a criminal background check. Should the loophole be closed? Isn’t doing so

merely meeting the intent of the law? Or is this an attempt to further limit lawful access

to guns?