Stacey Newman on Missouri GOP Gun Bill: "Could you imagine anything crazier?"

Newman says that of all the gun control measures under discussion nationally, this is probably the most popular. (U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican, recently said he was open to stricter background check policies).

"It is the least controversial.... There is wide support," says Newman, adding, "It doesn't affect lawful gun owners."

And those who support gun rights often are in favor of better background checks, she says, even if the National Rifle Association officially is not.

Of the NRA, she says, "Their objective is more guns.... It's profit."

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House Bill 170 - Firearms

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