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The Changing Face Of San Diego’s Gun Culture

GUESTS:

Robert Spencer: heads the Oceanside chapter of Organizing for Action

John Rippo: former arms dealer and gunnery instructor

Transcript

A vote may come as early as today on a Senate plan to expand the background-check requirement for gun purchases.

If it passes the Senate, the legislation will move to the House, which is why a group of gun control supporters demonstrated at the Vista office of Republican Congressman Darrell Issa yesterday. They see Issa, who gets an "A" rating from the NRA, as a big hurdle to any gun-control legislation passing in Congress.

Robert Spencer, who heads the Oceanside chapter of Organizing for Action tells KPBS they met face-to-face with the congressman's staff.

John Rippo, who spent 17 years as a gun dealer out of his father's business in Oceanside says the gun culture in San Diego has evolved from those who collect guns to the more dangerous models.

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