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Gun dealers react to background check deal

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DECATUR -- Two senators reached a bipartisan deal Wednesday expanding background checks to more gun purchases.

The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, including gun shows and the Internet.

In Central Illinois, guns and ammunition are flying off the shelves at Decatur Jewelry & Pawn.

Owner Perry Lewin said he doesn't oppose the universal background checks if used the right way.  He said some key details would have to be worked out.

"If they're designed to eliminate the people who should not own a firearm from getting them, then I think the system would work well," Lewin said. 
But if it's used for any ulterior motives, political gains or profiling...then I don't think it would be a good idea at all."

Lewin says background checks aren't the number one customer complaint he hears from gun buyers.  He hears most fear of banning certain firearms and magazines.
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