The debate over gun control is fierce and the opinions are strong, but one thing almost 90 percent of Americans agree on is support for universal background checks. FOX 9 News spoke with Kory Krause, owner of Frontiersman Sports, about how those affect business.
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It is a federal law that all gun store owners must do a background check on someone when they buy a weapon. But, if you buy your gun privately or at a gun show, you don't have to go through the check. That means up to 40% of gun purchases don't require a background check.
There's also the issue of the background checks themselves. In 2010, 80,000 people who bought a gun lied on their application, but there have only been 44 prosecutions despite a warning on the top of the application, which reads:
"In the event an applicant is found to have knowingly falsified this application, or omitted pertinent information, that person may be subject to criminal prosecution."
There are a lot of questions about how this process works and how reliable it is in keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people. Krause explains the steps he goes through when someone comes in to buy a gun, what they have to do, what he does next and the reaction he gets from people if they are denied.