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SENATE DEMS INTRODUCE BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), who have all co-sponsored the Background Check Expansion Act, hold a media availability now.
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Earlier today, a group of Democratic senators formally reintroduced the Background Check Expansion Act which would expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check, creating a large loophole in obtaining a firearm. Background check legislation has never passed the Senate under Sen. Mitch McConnell’s leadership, but a new Democratic majority is hoping to pass the legislation that has overwhelming support from Americans.

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