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Bill targets immediate gun sales to out-of-state residents

May 10, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Crow says he aims to close an “obvious loophole” in federal law that allowed a Florida woman obsessed with the Columbine school shooting to buy a shotgun in Colorado days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre.

The Gazette reports the legislation introduced Thursday by the Colorado Democrat would prohibit immediate over-the-counter sales of rifles and shotguns to out-of-state residents.

Authorities launched a manhunt and several schools tightened security last month after 18-year-old Sol Pais traveled to Denver and bought the gun. Authorities had considered her a potential threat to schools.

Crow’s bill would apply restrictions that are on handgun purchases to rifles and shotguns, requiring dealers to ship firearms to a licensed dealer in a buyer’s home state.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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