I am sure you all remember from the past, Rep Garcia's previous bills on the so called "gun show loophole". HB77 from a few years ago, HB44 last year is now HB51. It would require background checks for private firearms transfers at gun shows.
The bill is available for your perusal here:
Please take a look and let your Representatives know how you feel. You can find your legislator here:
Our opposition to the bill is:
1. Current law is not being enforced. In a 2012 study for Department of Justice, of more than 72,000 declined background checks in 2010, only 44 were prosecuted.
2. Gun shows are not a source of weapons used in crime. Less than 2% of felons in a Bureau of Justice study said they got their weapons at a gun show.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to your Representatives. Please also share with your family, friends, and neighbors.