Scalise bill to ease interstate gun sales labeled dangerous by gun control advocate

Bruce Alpert for reported today:

WASHINGTON – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has introduced legislation that would make it easier for licensed gun dealers to sell guns to out-of-state buyers.

But a leading gun control advocate says the legislation “would make it even more difficult for federal and state law enforcement to identify individuals who are already prohibited from purchasing firearms.”

Scalise, a long-time supporter of gun rights, said the legislation is designed to eliminate “archaic red tape burdening gun owners who legally purchase firearms across the nation.” And his staff says that the legislation does nothing to intefere with state laws — including specific background checks required by some states.

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