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Controversy Over Gun Show at Tacoma Dome
A gun show coming to the Tacoma Dome is stirring up some controversy. The show will not require background checks, which The News Tribune reports is raising concerns for some members of the City Council.
According to the the TNT, the show is the first of its kind at the Dome in 23 years, and Mayor Strickland and some of her fellow council members may push the idea of implementing a background check requirement for any future gun shows.
Conversations about gun rights seem to devolve quickly into less than nuanced debates, so it is with some trepidation that we raise the issue. But, with stated desire from the gun show organizer to hold more such events, and statements from a divide city council, this could turn into a serious debate for Tacoma.
So, with some hesitation, we'll ask: should the City consider requiring background check for gun sales in its facitlities?
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