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H.R. 4018 (115th): To provide for a 3-day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions.


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 11, 2017.


This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish a three-day waiting period for certain handgun transfers.

Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful for a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to sell or transfer a handgun to an unlicensed individual unless three business days have elapsed since the licensee initiated a background check.

Additionally, the bill makes it unlawful for an unlicensed individual to receive a handgun purchased or borrowed from another unlicensed individual unless at least three days have elapsed since the recipient most recently offered to purchase or borrow the handgun.