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Governor Corbett: Gun shows can remain on public property

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 7, 2013 12:46 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is standing by a policy that allows gun shows to be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. 

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Spokeswoman Janet Kelley says Corbett considered a recent suggestion by a witf Radio Smart Talk caller that gun shows be banned on publicly owned property. 

Corbett told the caller that he raised a good point and promised to think about it. His comment drew national attention in the aftermath of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Kelley says the governor decided against changing the policy because people who buy guns at such shows are subject to the same background checks that are required when they buy a gun at a store.

Hear the Radio Smart Talk program with Governor Corbett here.

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