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Deal announced on background checks for gun sales


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Two bi-partisan senators announced a deal on background checks for gun sales Wednesday morning.

The deal between Senators Joe Manchin, (D-West Virginia), and Pat Toomey, (R-Pennsylvania), expands background checks for sales at gun shows and online, but exempts other transactions like some face-to-face exchanges among family members. Currently, the checks are required only for sales handled through licensed gun dealers.

This deal sets up the likelihood of a major Senate debate on gun legislation starting as soon as Thursday, when the chamber is expected to overcome a GOP filibuster attempt to block the proposals.




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