Roanoke Valley Gun Show draws protestors - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke Valley Gun Show draws protestors


There was some controversy this afternoon at one of the area's largest gun shows.

More than a dozen protestors showed up outside the Roanoke Valley Gun Show.

They want 6th district Congressman Bob Goodlatte to change his stance on universal background checks. Congressman Goodlatte says he'll vote against a measure that would require checks on all gun sales, including person to person.

"People that are dangerous and shouldn't have guns, they're not going to try to go to a licensed gun dealer, who is going to do a background check. They're going to go find a gun somewhere else," said Mary Croft, a protestor.

"Personally I oppose universal background checks because I feel that once the line is drawn, the line can be moved and will exclude everybody eventually," said John Wilburn.

Gun show organizers say they encourage person to person transfers and provide paperwork free of charge.

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