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? printed on August 21, 2017