House Votes to Extend the Background Check Completion Window

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to lengthen the window to complete a background check to ten business days.  The bill is designed to close "the Charleston Loophole" where the murderer was able to purchase firearms when a federal background check failed to find a prior conviction within the current three day window allowed for completion of the check.  Five African-American parishioners were murdered in their Charleston, S.C. church in 2015.  The bill now goes to the Senate.  GOFRO supports this approach to strengthen the background check system. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-votes-to-lengthen-background-check-window-for-gun-transfers-as-lawmakers-speak-about-their-experiences-with-domestic-abuse/2019/02/28/05090338-3b7c-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html?utm_term=.7b0b467254b9