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Bill Aims to Limit Gun Sale Background Check Information

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Bill Aims to Limit Gun Sale Background Check Information

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Bill Aims to Limit Gun Sale Background Check Information

Bill Aims to Limit Gun Sale Background Check Information

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A provision of an omnibus spending bill under consideration by Congress would reduce the length of time authorities can keep the records of background checks performed on purchasers of handguns. Currently, the records are held for up to 90 days, but the measure before Congress would reduce that time to 24 hours. Hear Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, and Matt Nosanchuk of the Violence Policy Center.