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Schumer Statement On Reports That Odessa, TX Shooter Purchased Rifle At Private Sale, Bypassing Background Check

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after reports that the gunman who killed seven people in Odessa, Texas purchased his murder weapon at a private sale, bypassing a federal background check:

“If the House-passed background checks bill would have been signed into law, this tragedy could have been avoided. Leader McConnell—you have no excuse. The Senate must vote on the House bill next week—not a diluted bill, not a bill on other matters. We must take a vote on the House-passed bill to close these loopholes without delay.”