Gun Control Efforts Drive Gun Sales

As White House moves to rewrite gun laws, NRA membership and gun sales soar.
2:10 | 01/12/13

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washington, where the white house is getting closer now to revealing its plans on gun control. It's expected to come as early as tuesday, in the meantime tonight, gun enthusiasts are getting in line. Abc's david kerley at the white house. Reporter: Some americans can't buy guns fast enough. This is manchester, new hampshire today, a line around the block for a gun sh as abc news first record 2.5 background checks in december. The national rifle association boasting a record number of members. All in anticipation of new gun laws. Very well. Reporter: Questions have also been raised about violent movies and video games. The makers of video games cite research, which finds no evidence that exposure to violent video games is connected to violent crime. These were the last executives to meet with biden who asked for their help. As this president said, diminish the possibility, even if it only saved one kid's life as a consequence. Reporter: Biden is expected to recommend reinstituting the assault rifle ban. One was passed in 1994 as part of a crime bill and expired ten years later. Its effectiveness is still being debated. Universal background checks. Right now, checks are only conducted when a gun is purchased at a retailer. This would close the so-called gun show loophole and go farther, requiring a check for any private sale of a gun. And limiting magazine clips. Some call it a "war on ammo," banning high-capacity clips, limiting them to possibly ten rounds. The national rifle association is having none of it. I think that's a real threat to their second amendment rights and we intend to do all we can to protect them. Reporter: Much of the country may be outraged. But an expert on gun laws wonders if that's enough. I think a likelihood congress will enact a sweeping set of proposals to gun control now is unlikely, but I think it's possible. Reporter: Now, the vice president is expected to make his recommendations on tuesday as you mentioned, david, and he's also going to

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