Bill would mandate checks before gun rentals

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Planned legislation could close what some call a gun safety loophole that allows people to rent guns without a background check. "I hope to plug up this loophole," state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said. Under a bill he’s working on, anyone renting a gun would need a concealed pistol license, a permit to purchase or would have to undergo a check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Jones said he started working on the legislation after the recent murder of Rachel Duncan outside of a Lansing-area Joann Fabrics. Her ex-boyfriend, Timothy Olin, had lost own gun due to a judge’s order. He then went to a pawn shop and attempted to buy another handgun, but a criminal background check stopped the sale. However, he was able to rent a gun a shooting range and then walk out with it . […]

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