Published October 1999
by Bt Bound .
Written in English
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In an effort to close the so-called “gun show loophole” allowing gun sales conducted without Brady Act background checks, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduces the Fix Gun Checks Act of (H.R. ), to require background checks for all gun sales, including sales made over the internet and at gun shows. That translates to guns for every man, woman, child and baby in America. It’s the highest rate of gun ownership in the world — and it’s not even close. Yemen, in . Quick: Tell me what President Donald Trump thinks about guns. Gabby: I think there are two sides to gun violence — the supply (access to guns) and demand (why people turn to guns in the first place). My family is very involved in a community-based.