The Seattle PI reports:
In an effort to drum up support for a proposal requiring background checks on those who buy firearms at gun shows, a gun control advocacy group reported a survey strongly supporting the idea.
Washington Ceasefire conducted the survey, asking 403 registered voters whether they would be more or less likely to support candidates who wanted to close a loophole in state law that allows gun sales without background checks at gun shows.
Current state law allows people to buy firearms at gun shows without a background check, although federal law requires such checks when the firearm is sold at a store.
There is a problem with this article. This last sentence is false. And I’m willing to bet (an extremely rare thing for me to do) the survey takers worded their question(s) in such a way that they mislead the people being surveyed in a similar manner.
The truth is Federal law does not even define a gun show let along make some sort of exception for them. The laws that apply at a gun store apply at a gun show, the parking lot at the mall, and your backyard. There is a reason these people lie–the truth is painful to them. They cannot hope to get their way if they stick to the truth.