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Colorado Rep. introduces bill to prevent out-of-state gun sales

Posted at 4:12 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 18:12:40-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Jason Crow (D-Aurora) introduced a bill to close what he called an “obvious loophole” in federal law that allowed a woman to buy a shotgun in Colorado days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

The bill, H.R. 2634, would prohibit a licensed firearms dealer from selling a long gun to a person that dealer knows or reasonably believes does not reside in the same state.

The bill would apply restrictions already on handgun purchases to rifles and shotguns.

Last month authorities launched a manhunt and security was increased at several schools in the Denver area after 18-year-old Sol Pais traveled to Denver and bought a gun.

Crow introduced the bill on Thursday and it was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.