The proposal, which has some bipartisan support, would punish people who knowingly buy guns for criminals.
Hunters and hobbyists have depleted shop shelves since the Connecticut school shooting in December. It's 'a Black Friday atmosphere,' one store manager says.
Nerf guns and violent video games are targeted, but manufacturers note that they don't cause shootings in other countries.
Business could not be better for the gun industry lately, and it's preparing for a tough fight against proposals the president laid out Wednesday.
The president is expected to call for expanded background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
The gun group says it's meant to educate, but criticism of the gaming industry after the Sandy Hook shooting puts the game in critics' crosshairs.
The network is a longtime sponsor of the event and will continue to support it despite a renewed debate over gun control.
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