EAST RIDGE, Tennessee(WDEF) - A proposed gun control bill may have recently failed in the Senate but the debate over gun laws continues on.
WDEF talked to gun enthusiast who took part in the Chattanooga Camp Jordan Gun Show. Despite a proposed new gun law failing in the Senate, many gun owners still feel sensitive about the future of their second amendment rights to bare arms.
"I feel it's unconstitutional. They're infringing upon my second amendment rights. If we lose our second amendment rights then we've lost all of our rights," said gun owner J.W.Compton.
"They're just as sensitive about freedom of speech and freedom of religion. They're all guaranteed but they're all guaranteed by the second amendment and the fact that we can own guns and the fact that we as a people can protect ourselves and our family with the use of firearms," said gun owner Dan Richardson.
Many congressional Democrats want to extend background checks to be more comprehensive in an effort to keep guns out of the wrong hands.
"I like that they have the background checks because I don't think bad people should have guns. The gun doesn't kill you. The bad person with the gun kills you," said gun enthusiast Mark Crane.
A majority of congressional Democrats are also pushing to limit the number of bullets a magazine can carry. Gun advocates who attended the gun show said that proposal will do little to keep potential killers from committing mass shootings.
"It's stupid because all you have to do is carry more magazines," said Richardson.
In April, the proposal failed in the senate with a 54 to 46 vote which was six votes shy of the votes needed to advance the bill.
Despite the bills failure, a recent study by the Pew Research Foundation shows that a majority of Independents, Republicans and Democrats support Universal background checks.