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Posted on July 14, 2011
State Rep. Spencer Coggs hasn't even introduced his bill that would require background checks for handgun buyers at gun shows, and a Republican leader is already calling it "dead on arrival."
Coggs, D-Milwaukee, is firing back at the pro gun Republican Legislature by preparing legislation that would require background checks for handgun buyers even if they're purchasing their firearm from someone who is not a firearms dealer. Currently private sellers, which include gun show sellers, are not required to check the backgrounds of gun buyers, which gun control advocates say creates a loophole that allows felons and others prohibited from owning guns to buy handguns.
Read Original at: The Capital Times (Madison, Wisc.)
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