By Jim Roope, CNN
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(CNN) – Gun owners and enthusiasts may not be on the same page as President Obama when it comes to gun control, but they are in the same book.
[:34] “I’m for a universal background check for everybody.”
Russ Bacon owns High Desert Guns in Minden, Nevada. He sells everything from pistols to high-capacity clip rifles.
He and others who attended the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the largest gun show in the world, said that all potential gun buyers should go through background checks. That includes weapons bought privately from friends and family.
Some, like Billy Conn, co-owner of Las Vegas Gun Range and Firearms Center, would even be OK with registering their guns with the federal government.
[4:50] “It’s not a crime to have a gun and it’s not a crime for the government to know I have a gun. I don’t think the government’s coming after me and I’m not going after the government.”
Other gun enthusiasts say registering guns with the government is a slippery slope.