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120: Fighting for Expanded Brady Background Checks

On March 11th, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, two bills designed to expand and strengthen Brady Background Checks. H.R. 8 specifically addresses the selling and transferring of firearms and private sales, whereas H.R. 1446 provides the background check system with additional time to make a final determination on a potential firearms purchaser before a licensed dealer can transfer a gun, addressing the often-called “Charleston loophole.” To discuss how these bills came to be, and where they'll go from here, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by: Brady President, Kris Brown; survivor and activist, Colin Goddard; Vice President of Policy at Brady, Christian Heyne; and Team Enough Executive Council member and national chapter coordinator, Stephan Abrams.

Mentioned in this podcast:
Brady Celebrates the Passage of H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 in the US House of Representatives (Brady)
What Are Ghost Guns? (Brady)
Living for 32 (Living for 32)
Colin Debates for Gun Violence Prevention (Brady)
Gun Violence Survivors Speak Out (CNN)
Why Background Checks Work (Brady)

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