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Home News Travel Money Sports Life Tech Weather News Inside News Sections Editorial/Opinion Health States Washington Essentials Interactive Media Snapshots Offbeat Lotteries Government guide Special Reports Our view on firearms control: Sellers at gun shows can skirt background checks Why? Closing loophole could keep weapons away from felons. Worried that gangs in Richmond, Va., were becoming a major presence at local gun shows in 2005, officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) joined with local police to crack down hard. They flooded two Richmond events with officers, aggressively confronted would-be gun buyers and conducted mass follow-up checks to verify that buyers actually lived where they said they did. (Photo -- .38 caliber: Sold at gun shows. / Reuters) There was a quick backlash. Complaints from honest gun buyers and show operators reached Congress, and in early 2006, a House subcommittee held hearings . An ATF official told Congress it hadn't worked at a Richmond gun show since. Too bad. While the ATF conceded it was heavy-handed in Richmond and promised to do better, leaving gun shows unpoliced is a bad idea, questioned even among show promoters and gun dealers. Richmond gun dealer John White told the House
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