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Article Date: March 2021
Word Count: 436

Background Check Bills Head to Senate

After an earlier bill that would have outlawed or regulated out of existence most private gun ownership in the U.S. languishes in subcommittee, the House passed two much more limited gun purchase regulation bills and sent them to the Senate for consideration. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, H.R. 8, requires that all firearm sales between private parties go through a licensed gun dealer, who will run a NICS FBI background check on the purchaser. Meanwhile, H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, extends the allowable delay for a NICS check to 10 days from three days. ... Log in to view full article.


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