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“Gun violence is everyone’s concern,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement, “and I’m proud that we’ve worked with gun show operators to create simple procedures to ensure that deadly weapons don’t make it into the hands of felons, terrorists, the dangerously mentally ill or anyone else who could not pass a background check.”

The new measures, which authorities hope will be a model for other states, include a requirement that weapons sold by private sellers at gun shows be tagged so operators can be sure proper background checks were performed.

The 23 gun show operators who signed on to the deal represent 80% of the gun shows in the state, the attorney general’s office said. Authorities hope all gun shows statewide will sign on to the deal by the end of the year.

Source: CNN

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