Legislature Moving Toward New Gun Law

Legislature Moving Toward New Gun Law

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A bill designed to make it harder for criminals to get guns moved quickly through a Legislative committee yesterday.

It's already illegal for convicted felons, and some domestic violence offenders, to buy or own a gun.

But this new law would make it a crime for such a person to even offer to buy or sell a firearm.

The way it works now, if an undercover officer wants to bust a felon for buying a gun, he'd have to hand the felon an actual weapon before he'd be able to make an arrest.

If this bill passes the Legislature, the officer would be able to make an arrest based just on the attempt to buy or sell a gun.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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