LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Robert March has legally owned a gun for 30 years. The West Palm Beach resident said a new Senate agreement which would expand criminal background checks for potential gun buyers doesn't bother him.
"I don't see this as being any more inconvenient than what we're already doing right now," said March. "Real people, most of them buy from gun shops or legitimate sources that always have a background check, anyway."
The new proposal, reached Wednesday morning, has gun store employees asking, how is it possible to regulate both online and private gun show sales without a gun owner registry?
Joe Rice runs the Palm Beach Shooting Center. He believes that the answer is not new regulations, but instead, enforcing what's already in place.
"People discuss the gun show loopholes," Rice said. "In the state of Florida, there is no law governing the casual sale of a firearm."
Rice argues that no matter what changes are made, there will always be someone who gets out of a background check.
"When an item becomes a contraband item, and a guy's not supposed to have it, he's going to figure out a way to get it one way or another," said Rice.
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