The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee voted 10-8 along party lines Tuesday to approve an amended bill that would regulate commercial sales of firearms in the state.
This means someone would be required to undergo a federal background check through a licensed firearms dealer for firearms purchases made at in-state gun shows, flea markets and on the Internet.
A provision in the original bill that included private sales and transfers was eliminated. Another amendment reduces any criminal violation from a felony to a misdemeanor.
A solution in search of a problem.
On a side note: There’s a flea-market across the street from my house that operates on weekends throughout the Summer and Fall. A couple of the vendors sell (or try to sell) really crappy, barely functional (if at all) rifles that are so over-priced that only a fool (like a tourist) would purchase one of them.
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