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Gun Background Checks Work. Let’s Fund Them.

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Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- One of President Barack Obama’s most popular proposals for regulating guns in the U.S. is a plan to expand firearm background checks to cover most private gun sales in addition to sales by licensed gun dealers. More than 80 percent of the public supports such universal background checks, including a majority of National Rifle Association members.