Antis Protest Washington Gun Show


Just a stone's throw away from the Sundome, it was a clash between First Amendment rights and Second Amendment freedoms.

“If a person has criminal intent, they're gonna find another weapon… not just a firearm,” says gun show director Brian Kjemsmo.

“Our community deserves better,” says protester Ed Patton. “All over this country, people are losing their loved ones.”

Smith and Wessons on one side, angry signs on the other. It was Yakima's turn to enter the gun control fray. At the corner of Nob Hill and Fair Avenue, protesters like Patton had a major beef with 2010's gun show: the fact that gun collectors can sell firearms to people without a background check. By contrast, licensed businesses must always perform background checks.

The so-called “gun show loophole” is nothing new, but it's still enough to ignite plenty of bickering. Read more


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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


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