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Require background checks for private gun sales.

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Private gun sellers are not currently  required to complete background checks on purchasers. This has been mistakenly referred to as "the gun show loophole". Join us in asking our representatives to work on meaningful legislation that would a) require private gun sellers to complete a background check for every gun sale b) set up appropriate penalties for failure c) expand the power of notaries to perform background checks through the existing NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) d) explore the idea of reducing information collection requirements for private sellers compared to federally registered FFLs. Let's make it really easy to check if your buyer is ineligible for a gun purchase. It's time to take action and close this glaring hole in an otherwise decent system. 

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