More gun sellers would have to register under Obama plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A more sweeping definition of gun dealers is at the center of the steps President Barack Obama is announcing today at the White House to try to reduce gun violence.

The administration hopes it will stop gun sellers from getting around the background-check requirement by failing to register as licensed dealers. The licensing requirement will now be required of anyone who’s “in the business” of selling firearms.

The FBI will also have 230 new examiners to process background checks.


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