Gun Reform - CLOSING THE BACKGROUND CHECK LOOP HOLES
In the United States, only 60 percent of all gun sales happen after the seller completes a full background check on the buyer. The balance of the 40 percent of gun sales are conducted without a background check with no actual federal record of who the firearm is sold to. These federal background checks are often not required when purchasing a firearm online, at a gun show, or through a private seller. Federally licensed firearms dealers are permitted to complete a sale if the submitted background check is not completed in three business days. This loophole makes it easier for dangerous individuals to obtain firearms.
As your 50th Congressional District Representative, I will support universal background checks for every gun sale regardless of where the sale takes place and do not believe that sellers should be able to proceed with a sale without a completed background check. Background checks are a common sense way to decrease violent gun crimes while ensuring that the firearms do not get into the hands of those who are prohibited from having them.
We have a right to bear arms; yet, we must do this sensibly to keep guns out of the hands of those who cannot pass a federal background check.