Local rifle, handgun retailer says he supports expanded background checks


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Your evening headlines for Thursday June 23, 2022 02:34

GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Thursday night, Congress did something many of us thought we would not be seeing in this day and age – passing legislation that would at least include some stricter oversight and regulations on the purchase of firearms.

The legislation passed 65 to 33 to pass the bipartisan gun control bill.

The operators of Targetmaster in Garland say their customers who come here to buy rifles and handguns probably won’t notice that much of a difference after the legislation takes effect.

But it will increase scrutiny on those who are under 21.

The founder of Targetmaster is a fierce supporter of gun rights, but he also supports expanded background checks on those under 21.

“I’m all in favor of that part that should have been done a long time ago,” Mannewitz said.

Including juvenile offender records in FBI background checks on firearm purchases is one of the primarily components of a gun violence bill engineered by Senator John Cornyn in the wake of the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings.

The legislation widens restrictions on buying guns among those convicted of dom…

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