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Guns and Weapons

Background Checks and Waiting Periods

The WSMA supports criminal background checks for all firearm sales and transfers of ownership, with permissible exceptions, (e.g. gifts between immediate family members, antiques, and loans for lawful hunting or sporting activities.) (Res C-6, A-13) (Reaffirmed A-19)

The WSMA supports policy that provides for background checks and waiting periods for the purchase of firearms. (Res C-12, A-18)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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