Gun Digest

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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