Everytown supports new legislation to expand background checks to stop “Charleston Loophole”

Chris Eger from Guns.com reports:

In a move Second Amendment organizations paint as pushing a backdoor gun grab, Everytown has made a six-figure ad buy in support of gun control legislation.

The group, funded in large part by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, aims to close what they term the “Charleston Loophole,” the current exception in place since 1993 to the Brady background check law that allows a gun dealer to transfer a firearm to someone who has a check delayed more than three business days.

It was disclosed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this month the suspect in the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, obtained his firearm after the bureau failed to issue a “deny” order within the three day window due to procedural errors.

Everytown has come out strong in support of a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., that would mandate no firearm be released from a licensed dealer to a potential transferee before a background check is completed.

Read the full story at Guns.com.