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A look at how background checks are conducted for gun buys


March 11, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — When someone buys a weapon from a gun dealer in the U.S., they are subjected to a background check to see if they have a criminal record, mental illness or other issues that prevent them from owning weapons

It's a process that has received attention following recent mass killings and as Congress pushes to improve the background check system.

Here is an explanation about the process:


In most cases, the first step in buying a firearm is to fill out a form that asks a list of questions to find out if the buyer can legally have a gun.

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