Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was asked at CPAC whether he would support a law to implement universal background checks and close the gun show loophole. King replied that he opposes it as long as it would prevent him from giving his grandson a gun at Christmas.
"When somebody writes a background check law that doesn't prohibit me from giving my grandmother's .410, that she shot [chickens] with, to my grandson at the Christmas tree in my house without" getting the federal government involved, "then I'll take another look at it and perhaps have another opinion. Meanwhile, I don't want them to interrupt Christmas at the Kings'."
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