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Old 02-27-2019, 01:08 AM
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Default Bipartisan Background Checks Act 2019

Without getting into politics, what are your thoughts on it? I for one, am all for it.

Right now, background checks, when used, prevent gun sales to fugitives, people deemed mentally unwell by the state, domestic abusers, people who renounce U.S. citizenship, convicted felons, convicted drug users, non-citizens, dishonorably discharged veterans, and most people with restraining orders.

The bill, however, would close the infamous “gun show loophole,” which allows people purchasing firearms via private sales, typically at gun shows, to forgo a background check. Under the legislation, anyone who’s not a licensed firearms dealer would not be able to exchange weapons, which would ensure that all sales run through the national criminal background check system — with a few exceptions.

The legislation does not apply to:

law enforcement agencies or officers, armed private security, or military service members if they’re acting in official duty
private gun exchanges between spouses, immediate family members, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, and grandchildren
temporary transfers to “prevent imminent death or great bodily harm,” according to the bill text
temporary transfers in instances of hunting or fishing when the transferrer has no reason to believe the recipient will violate gun laws

Last edited by PHC1; 02-27-2019 at 01:11 AM.