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Gun law legislation debate sparks rush on gun sales




As the U.S. Senate takes up gun legislation in Washington, DC ,  Dr. Gary Lampert (L), a co-owner of the National Armory gun store, helps Cristiana Verro consider fire arms on April 11, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida. The Senate voted 68-31 to begin debate on a bill that would significantly expand background checks for gun sales.
As the U.S. Senate takes up gun legislation in Washington, DC , Dr. Gary Lampert (L), a co-owner of the National Armory gun store, helps Cristiana Verro consider fire arms on April 11, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida. The Senate voted 68-31 to begin debate on a bill that would significantly expand background checks for gun sales.
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Legislation on gun control continues to edge its way forward in the Senate. One large gun rights group — the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms — has come forward in support of the bill, but the proposal is still strongly opposed by the NRA

And at gun shows here in the west, there has been a rush to buy more firearms.

Joining us is Mitch McKinlay, promoter for Rocky Mountain Gun Shows, which hosts events in California, Utah, and Nevada.