Gun shop owner calls for more gun control
The local daily today profiled Badger Outdoors since it leads the nation in firearms sold that have been tied to crimes.
They quote co-owner Mike Beatovic in the story, and asked him if he thinks more safeguards are needed. While the National Rifle Association may not agree with him, he says he supports additional laws mandating background checks on all gun purchases.
Studies have shown that most crime guns change hands at least once after they are sold by a gun shop or other dealer. However, no background check or paperwork for sale is done after the initial purchase. That is wrong, Beatovic said.
He said he has done background checks for people who are selling guns privately and want to make sure they aren't selling to a felon. Beatovic said all gun sales should require background checks.
"Anyone in their right mind should not be against it - and that comes from a gun owner and NRA member," he said.