|January 26, 2013
Source: The Hill
The Justice Department is taking the first steps toward carrying out President Obama’s executive actions on gun control.
The proposed regulations would give local law-enforcement agencies access to the gun-sale database that is maintained by the FBI. The rules would also preserve records of denied weapons sales indefinitely.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act already requires federal background checks for gun purchases, but not every firearm sale is covered under the law.