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Should a background check be required for gun purchases at gun shows?

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Last answered 4 weeks ago

Question 1 Poll Results for Republicans

Yes

1,383 votes

68%

No

638 votes

32%

Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.

2 Yes answers
2 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 20, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Question 1 would require all gun purchases to go through a licensed dealer who would conduct a background check. The proposition gun transfers between immediate family members or temporary transfers between hunters. Federal law currently does not require background checks for gun purchases made between two unlicensed individuals. Proponents of gun control call this the "gun show" loophole because it exempts 60% of gun sales in the U.S. from background checks. Proponents of the proposition former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg and Clark County DA Steve Wolfson. Opponents of the proposition include Governor Brian Sandoval and the NRA who argue that it will not stop gun violence and make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to protect themselves.  See recent Question 1 news

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