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Board of Supervisors passes background checks resolution

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 20:17:46-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County Supervisors discussed gun sales Tuesday at the board meeting.

The board voted 3 to 2 on a resolution that supports universal background checks.

This is a symbolic vote urging congress to approve background checks for gun sales and close loopholes when it comes to private sellers.

Many citizens voiced their concerns and opinions about those loopholes like sales at the Pima County Gun Show during the call to audience.

One citizen said "We are talking about the loophole we aren't talking about federal firearms licensed dealers who are conducting background checks as they are required by law. We are talking about the private citizen who is posing as a private dealer and is actually an unlicensed dealer."

Before the meeting citizens for a safer Pima County rallied outside the board room.

The group believes that gun shows are inherently unsafe and the group wants to raise awareness.

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Former lawmakers, current representatives and leaders from gun-reform groups "Moms Demand Action" and "March For Our Lives" spoke about how they feel saying gun shows have no place on public property.

One group member said "We know that if we look at the gun show at the fairgrounds a small little piece of the problem, and we try to improve it. We can improve the peace not just in this community, but we can send out a message around the united states."

The group added that they are happy about the vote, but would like to see more done about background checks at gun shows.