Gun show director: Background check bill wouldn't make big effect on shows
MILWAUKEE - A guy who runs gun shows throughout Wisconsin says a bill to expand background checks wouldn't have much impact on his shows.
"89 to 92 percent of the guns sold at my show are from licensed Wisconsin gun dealers," Bob Pucci said. Those sales already require background checks and can have waiting periods.
The sales where background checks aren't required are sales by collectors.
Pucci says there's an easy answer for that. The licensed gun dealers already at his shows will pick up the slack.
"They will bring another person in and they will specifically do background checks for the non-licensed dealers," Pucci said.
Pucci says all the debate in Washington about guns have sent sales soaring.
"What they do is they don't help anything, but the create fear among the populous. Everybody's afraid they're not going to be able to buy guns."
Pucci says that's driven up prices and made it difficult to get ammo.