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A 2757 - Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales - New Jersey Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-3) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires private gun sales to go through a licensed dealer to perform background checks.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires an individual who is not a licensed retail dealer that sells, receives, purchases, or acquires a handgun, rifle, shotgun, or antique cannon to conduct that transaction through a licensed retail dealer (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that this act shall not apply if the transaction is between any of the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • 2 immediate family members;

    • Law enforcement officers; or

    • Between licenced and permitted firearm collectors.

  • Requires the licensed retail dealers to complete a National Instant Criminal Background Check of the individual acquiring the handgun and submit the background check form to the Superintendent of State Police (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “immediate family” as any of the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • Spouse, domestic partner, or partner in a civil union;

    • Parent, step-parent, or grandparent; and

    • Sibling, step-sibling, child, stepchild, or grandchild as related by blood or law.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (62-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires private gun sales to go through a licensed dealer to perform background checks.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires an individual who is not a licensed retail dealer that sells, receives, purchases, or acquires a handgun, rifle, shotgun, or antique cannon to conduct that transaction through a licensed retail dealer (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that this act shall not apply if the transaction is between any of the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • 2 immediate family members;

    • Law enforcement officers; or

    • Between licenced and permitted firearm collectors.

  • Requires the licensed retail dealers to complete a National Instant Criminal Background Check of the individual acquiring the handgun and submit the background check form to the Superintendent of State Police (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “immediate family” as any of the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • Spouse, domestic partner, or partner in a civil union;

    • Parent, step-parent, or grandparent; and

    • Sibling, step-sibling, child, stepchild, or grandchild as related by blood or law.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

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