ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is expected to make a final pass on a bill that would require gun dealers to report to police when a firearm purchase is denied from a criminal background check.
This would make St. Louis the first city in the U.S. to enact such legislation.
The purpose of the law would be to prohibit people who attempt to buy guns and fail the background check from creating a serious public safety threat.
According to a press release from the Board of Aldermen, it has collected proven data that 30% of criminals who try to buy a gun and fail the background check are rearrested within 5 years.
Board Bill 106 is set to get a final pass at City Hall at 11 a.m. Friday.