Position: Support Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary
A bill to prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check.
Introduced October 5, 2017 by Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] This bill is co-sponsored by Oregon Senator Wyden. 23 cosponsors (22 D, 1 I) H.R. 3464: Background Check Completion Act of 2017 is an identical bill
Under current federal law, background checks on firearms are only required when the sale or transfer is completed by a federally licensed firearms dealer. Oregon closed this loophole in 2015 by passing SB 941, the Oregon Firearms Safety Act.