House Bill 418 would bring universal background checks to Utah

House Bill 418, would require background checks for all firearm sales, with the exceptions for family members, law enforcement agencies, and officers.

House Minority Leader Representative Brian King, the sponsor for bill said University of Utah student Lauren McClusky’s shooting death is one of the reasons he sponsored the bill.

“As it turns out that gun was loaned to her killer by someone who just let him have it for some period of time,” Rep. King said.

LEAP Forward will be grading action on this legislation and is scoring support.