Delaware Considers Bill to Extend Gun Background Checks

Apr 21, 2016

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- A bill that extends the amount of time for federal officials to conduct background checks on potential gun buyers in Delaware is headed to the state House for a vote.
The House Administration Committee, consisting of the Democratic majority and Republican minority leadership, voted to release the bill after a hearing Wednesday.
Under federal law, a dealer cannot sell or transfer a firearm to a potential buyer until a federal background check has been done, or until three days have elapsed since the background check was requested.
Supporters of the legislation say the current federal law is inadequate and sometimes results in guns being sold to people who should not possess them.