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.

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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.

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