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Gun shows: Tupperware parties for criminals?

gun-show In mid-January, Northfielder Mary Lewis Grow authored a commentary in the Star Tribune titled Security alert: Gun show loopholes. (Mary Lewis is co-founder and board member for Citizens for a Safer Minnesota.)

In today’s Strib, there’s an article titled Effort to tighten Minnesota’s gun law getting folks riled up.

[St. Paul Rep. Michael Paymar] said the proposal addresses a significant loophole: While many gun show dealers have federal licenses, which require them to run background checks on purchasers, nothing requires someone who simply shows up at a gun show to sell a gun to do the same. Gun shows, according to one gun control group, are "Tupperware parties for criminals."

I’m a middle-of-the-roader when it comes to gun control.  So it seems like a good time to learn more.