General Assembly discusses requiring background check for anyone wanting to rent gun at shooting ranges

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia lawmakers are being asked to approve a bill that would require a state background check for those wanting to rent a gun at a shooting range.

The legislation comes after the suicides of two young men at a shooting range last July in Hanover.

Both men were said to have been struggling with mental health issues.

Currently, neither federal nor state law requires background checks for gun rentals at shooting ranges.

Senate Bill 1250, introduced by Sen. Creigh Deeds, is just one of gun-control bills making their way through the Virginia General Assembly.

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