A note from our friends at CeaseFirePA:
HB 1010, the background check bill, is being reintroduced into the PA House. This bill would expand the background check system to close a major loophole -- currently private sales of long guns (rifles, shotguns and semi-automatic rifles) don’t require a background check in PA. This bill would change that.
There’s also a new piece to this bill -- something that helps law abiding gun owners. The bill would allow a background check performed at a weekend-long gun show to be good for 48 hours, so that a buyer would not have to pay for and undergo multiple background checks for multiple purchases in that period.
HB 1010 is all about safety and keeping guns out the hands of those who should not have them.