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New rule forces more gun sellers to do background checks

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Thousands more gun sellers will soon be forced to run background checks on buyers, because of a new rule from the Biden administration.

The President’s team says the move will close loopholes and prevent dangerous people from getting firearms. But gun rights advocates are pushing back.

On Thursday, the Biden administration finalized a new rule that expands which gun sellers are required to run background checks.

Stefanie Feldman is the Director of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. She calls the change a common sense step.

“Tens of thousands of firearms a year are going to run through background checks that previously would not have to have them,” Feldman said. “Now we’re going to have fewer guns getting into the hands of domestic abusers, felons and other violent criminals.”

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(Story by Hannah Brandt, NEXSTAR, found at

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