Biden to close 'gun show loophole,' expand background checks

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The Biden administration is issuing a rule designed to close a gap that allows gun buyers to avoid background checks. The move will end the so-called "gun show loophole” and require checks when dealers sell guns at gun shows, flea markets, social media or other places outside of brick-and-mortar stores. Geoff Bennett discussed more with Kris Brown.

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