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Gun show causes protests

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Yakima, Wash. - Hundreds of people turned up Saturday for the Yakima Gun Show.

The attendees included sportsmen, collectors, and people who were simply curious. Protesters of a local peace group were also there. Their biggest concern is that it's too dangerous for vendors to sell guns without doing a background check.

"We think people should have a gun if they want one. We're protesting no background checks," said Lawrence Breer, protester.

"Focus on the criminal and enforce the law there," said Brian Kjensmo, promoter of the Yakima Gun Show.

Kjensmo says they do background checks at this gun show just not in every case. Licensed sellers are required by law to check if a buyer has a permit, and enforce a waiting period for a buyer who does not have one. However, private sellers are able to sell at the show and the background check rule doesn't apply to them.