Gun Dealer Says Obama's New Rules Will Make 'Great Difference'06:28
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Gun show goers look at various assault-style weapons December 30, 2012 at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia. Since the Connecticut school shootings, gun sales, particularly assault-style weapons have gone up sharply.  AFP PHOTO/Guillaume MEYER        (Photo credit should read Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)
Gun show goers look at various assault-style weapons December 30, 2012 at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia. Since the Connecticut school shootings, gun sales, particularly assault-style weapons have gone up sharply. AFP PHOTO/Guillaume MEYER (Photo credit should read Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Obama unveils new executive actions on gun control today, including one that would require many unlicensed sellers of guns to obtain licenses and therefore be required to perform background checks on buyers.

Licensed gun shop owner Jerry Cochran says that wouldn't affect him so much, but it would "make a great difference" to the people who currently can sell guns at gun shows without a license and without performing background checks.

He tells Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti that people are waiting in line to buy guns at his show today, because "people fear change, especially people fear our federal government right now, with making some kind of drastic change. We try to allay those fears. I don't try to profit from that."

Guest

  • Jerry Cochran, Virginia-based firearms dealer who sells guns at his store, online at traderjerry.com and at gun shows.

This segment aired on January 5, 2016.

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