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Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and state lawmakers are embarking on a move to expand background checks to all gun transfers in the Keystone State.
Wolf announced the initiative in a press conference Monday in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police to close what he termed “dangerous loopholes” in state law that allowed some guns to change hands, such in private face-to-face rifle sales, without background checks completed by state authorities.
“We should pass legislation that requires all those who wish to purchase a firearm to go through a State Police background check; universal background checks are one of the best ways we can keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals,” Wolf said.
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