S.2009 - Background Check Expansion Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 10/25/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/25/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2009 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/25/2017)
Background Check Expansion Act
This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals).
Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check.
The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.