Bracing for a boom in gun show sales

Petit, Charles W.; Shapiro, Joseph P.; Marks, John; Tangley, Laura
November 1998
U.S. News & World Report;11/23/98, Vol. 125 Issue 20, p12
Describes an expected surge in gun sales in light of proposed new laws requiring background checks on purchasers. Activity of gun collectors; Number who attend gun shows in the United States; Closing a loophole in the Brady law.


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