House Votes To Expand Background Checks on Private Gun Sales
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The House believes higher thresholds are needed for gun sales that are not done by federally licensed commercial dealers.
The House Tuesday voted to expand background checks before private gun sales or transfers can be completed, and to institute a seven-day waiting period before a sale can be finalized.
Supporters of House Bill 109, which would expand background checks for private sales, said it would close a loophole “you could drive a truck through.”
“Unlicensed private seller sales can be completed in minutes with no background check required,” said Rep. David Meuse, D-Portsmouth. “(This allows) felons, domestic abusers and other prohibited parties to purchase a weapon without a background check.”