"You Can Post A Gun For Sale On the Cork Bulletin Board at Your Church"

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April 10 2013 6:45 PM

"You Can Post A Gun For Sale On the Cork Bulletin Board at Your Church"

Sam Stein posts the three-sheet talking points memo on the Senate gun compromise.


We finally get to see what gun owners advocates got for playing ball. It's this:

•    Our bill also fixes problems in current law that unfairly limit the Second Amendment rights of law abiding gun owners by:

o Allowing interstate handgun sales from licensed dealers. Outdated current law only allows interstate sales of rifles and shotguns. This will bring more sales into the background check system.
o Allowing active military to buy firearms in their home states and the state in which they are stationed. Current law restricts them to purchasing only from their duty station.
o Allowing dealer-to-dealer sales at gun shows taking place in a state in which they are not a resident. Currently these sales are only permitted for dealers from the same state in which the gun show is being held.
o Protecting sellers from lawsuits if the buyer is cleared through the expanded background checks system and the weapon is subsequently used in a crime. This is the same treatment gun dealers receive now.
o Authorizing the use of a state concealed carry permit that has been issued within the last five years in lieu of a background check when purchasing a firearm from a dealer because background checks are required to receive conceal carry permits.

No smoothing-out of felons' or mentally ill peoples' gun rights, which used to be the bargaining chip in these deals.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics



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