Today, the House of Representatives voted 68-47 to pass House Bill 50, the House companion bill to Senate Bill 40 that repeals the permit-to-purchase a firearm requirement. HB 50 eliminates the redundant background check.
As previously reported, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is already in place to do background checks and instantly provides that information to firearm dealers. A NICS check is done instantly, while a permit-to-purchase application can take up to 30 days.
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