VERIFY: Can a person on the FBI's 'No Fly List' pass a background check to purchase a gun?

VERIFY: Can a person on the FBI’s ‘No Fly List’ pass a background check to purchase a gun?

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WASHINGTON — QUESTION: Can someone convicted of domestic violence find a way to purchase a firearm? Can someone on the FBI’s ‘No Fly List’ purchase a firearm? ANSWER: Federal law explicitly prohibits someone who is convicted of domestic violence from buying a gun, however, not every seller needs to run a background check. Being on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database doesn’t disqualify you from purchasing a weapon. SOURCES: Gun ban for individuals convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence — 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) FBI spokesperson Congressional Research Service- Terrorist Watch List Screening and Background Checks for Firearms Adam Winkler – Second Amendment Expert and Professor of Law at UCLA Giffords Law Center- Fact Sheet (1) Fact Sheet (2) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives- " Do I need a license to buy and sell firearms? " PROCESS: Verify sets the record straight by fact-checking what you read on social media, before you accidentally hit share. Cory Booker and Dana Loesch sparred on social media after the NRA spokesperson said Booker was spreading bogus gun laws. Booker took questions from a live audience during a CNN Town Hall, March 28. He fielded questions about religion, his hometown and gun control. "This is what [the NRA] is doing for Americans: they are defending loopholes, like that loophole that if a man is convicted of beating his wife he can find a loop hole to go out and find a gun and murder her," Booker said. "They are defending […]

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