A bill that would have required unlicensed dealers at gun shows to conduct background checks on people purchasing guns failed to get out of committee Wednesday. "The committee obviously realized that there isn`t a direct connection between private transfers of firearms at gun shows and a crime problem here in the state," said Todd Adkins, the National Rifle Association`s deputy director of state and local affairs. NRA produced statistics from the U.S. Dept. of Justice showing that less than 1% of crimes are committed using guns purchased at gun shows. The study was compiled after conducting interviews with more than 200,000 inmates in state and federal prisons in the late 1990s.
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