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House Passes Bill to Criminalize Private Gun Sales

House Democrats succeeded Wednesday in passing legislation to criminalize private gun sales.

Yahoo News reports that the legislation passed by a vote of 240-190, with eight Republican Congressional members voting with the Democrats. One of those eight Republicans, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), actually co-sponsored the bill.

On Monday Breitbart News reported that the Democrats planned a floor vote on the legislation to criminalize private gun sales this week. They used a universal background check bill to accomplish the criminalization, pushing to make it illegal for a neighbor to sell a gun to a lifelong neighbor or someone to sell a gun to a friend they have known since childhood.