Thursday letters: Support sensible gun legislation

June 20, 2013 

The King-Thompson expanded background check bill (H.R. 1565) is common-sense gun safety legislation. Ask your representative to co-sponsor this important legislation in the House of Representatives.

The bill:

Requires background checks for all gun sales in commercial settings, including at gun shows, on the Internet, and in classified ads.

Does not cover other types of transfers, including those between friends and family.

Prohibits gun registries.

Sheldon Rice

Columbia

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