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House passes landmark gun background check bill.

By ThinkProgress on June 13, 2007 at 3:22 pm

"House passes landmark gun background check bill."

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“The House Wednesday passed what could become the first major federal gun control law in over a decade, spurred by the Virginia Tech campus killings and buttressed by National Rifle Association help. The bill, which was passed on a voice vote, would improve state reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to stop gun purchases by people, including criminals and those adjudicated as mentally ill, who are prohibited from possessing firearms.” Statements from Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and more are HERE.

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