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Today, the Charleston Loophole still exists. In fact, from 2014-2018 it allowed gun dealers to sell more than 20,000 guns to people like the Charleston shooter who never would have had access to guns if politicians like Bernie hadn’t backed down to the NRA.

In 2015, a white supremacist murdered nine innocent people in a church. He was able to get his hands on a gun only because of a loophole in the law that’s now called the “Charleston Loophole.” Bernie Sanders voted to create this loophole.

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In 2015, just across the street from us, a white supremecist got his hands on a gun and took the lives of 9 Americans. He got that gun because of a loophole in gun safety laws, now called the “Charleston loophole. @BernieSanders  voted to put that loophole in place. #DemDebate 

Lautenberg Amendment is a foreign concept to the candidates. there is no “Charleston loophole.” James Comey issued a statement admitting it was a paperwork error only caught AFTER. #DemDebate 

Biden talking up his gun control history with passion in front of this audience at College of Charleston Says the victims of the Charleston church shooting would be alive if his gun policies had not been rolled back and the Charleston loophole had been closed

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In 2015, this loophole helped a white-supremacist with a criminal record buy a gun he then used to kill nine people in a predominantly Black church in Charleston.

The former VP's been ramping up his criticism of Sen. Bernie Sanders' record on guns, particularly his vote for the so-called 'Charleston Loophole,' which lets gun buyers skip a complete background check if the process takes longer than three days.

This February, the House passed bipartisan legislation to close the "Charleston Loophole" and extend the time for gun background check processing. This lifesaving bill - like so many others - is still sitting on Sen. McConnell's desk. It's time for the Senate to act.

My Charleston Loophole legislation would give the FBI more time to process background checks so that dangerous people like the Emanuel AME shooter wouldn’t be able to access guns. Senator McConnell must stop delaying and bring it to a vote.

Helping reduce gun violence in DC. Even in the minority, I turned back GOP attempts to eliminate DC’s gun laws. The House has passed major bills on background checks and closing the Charleston loophole. Now I’m trying to pass the House “Ghost Guns” bill.


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A loophole allowed the Charleston church shooter to obtain a gun. Let’s put common sense gun safety rules in place that close loopholes and help keep Americans safe.

On Mitch McConnell’s desk are three bills: universal background checks, closing the Charleston loophole, and my bill to make sure that domestic abusers don’t get deadly weapons. If you want action now, we have to send the message to Mitch McConnell. #DemDebate 

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Klobuchar is very wrong here. First, re the TX murderer, the background check system WORKED, he was denied, which is why he went to black market. 2nd, Charleston was literally human paperwork error only discovered after massacre. 3rd, there is no loophole:

Four years ago, nine people were killed in a hate crime at a church in Charleston. The House has since passed a bill to close the “Charleston loophole” that allowed the shooter to buy a gun without completing a background check. The Senate must do the same.

Unless we elect a President that will stand up to the gun lobby, nothing will change. As President, I will fight for universal background checks, closing the Charleston loophole, and an assault weapons ban.

This is necessary common sense gun reform. Thank you to , , and the Charleston community who continued to fight through tragedy. I look forward to helping you close the Charleston Loophole.

"I’ll fight to close the loophole that the Charleston shooter slipped through when he bought his gun." —Hillary #HRCinSC 

As president, I'll push to close background check loopholes like the "Charleston loophole" that let the shooter get a gun. -H