St. Louis bill would force gun sellers to report all failed background checks

Reed warns the bill could face opposition by those who would argue that it restricts gun sales.

Kevin Killeen
October 14, 2019 - 8:34 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Gun dealers in the city of St. Louis would have to tell police when somebody fails a background check, under a bill up for a hearing this week in the Board of Aldermen.  
 
The sponsor, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, says police would like to know who's failing background checks.

"If they're failing to buy a gun through conventional means because they failed a background check, they would probably go out and attempt to purchase a gun through illegal means," according to Reed.


 
Reed warns the bill could face opposition by those who would argue that it restricts gun sales, but he says it only lets the police know who tried to buy a gun but was turned down under current background check laws.
 
That hearing is set for 11:00 a.m Tuesday.

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