The country are calling for background checks for guns?
Including a ban on militar?style assault weapons.
Pennsylvania governor tom wolf signed an executive order to make changes he says will better target the public health crisis of gun violence in the state.
This comes just days after six philadelphia police officers were shot?
And others were held hostage for hours after attempting to serve a drug warrant.
The mass shootings in el paso and dayton have also brought a new wave of attention to a gun control bill that was passed by the house more than five months ag?
And has been stalled by senate majority leader mitch mcconnell ever since.
Lawmakers haven't said when there will be a vot?but that measure would expand mandatory background check to include private sales.
Megan diventi digs deeper into what universal background checks would mean for hoosier gun sales.
She joins us live in studio with more.
Amanda and ma?
Background checks are required when purchasing a gun from a federally licensed deale?but not for unlicensed, private sales.
And if universal background checks become federal la?
It could have a significant impact on hoosier guns sales.
"for us it's a standard background check.
Questions are asked abu0t gender, race, health issues from mental, social security.
It kind of narrows it down a little bit with the common names."
From texas to ohi?the recent mass shootings are bringing a new wave of attention to gun control bil?house bill ?which was passed months ag?
But the discussion continues to grow.
Just last wee?both indiana senators mike braun and todd young defended the second amendment while addressing change.
"but i think maybe you need to strengthen background checks so that they're better at keeping guns out the hands of people who are going to use them for the wrong reasons."
"we're going to be looking at all of the things we can do from a public policy standpoint.
Whether it's background checks or additional invetments in mental health."
The bill would make it illegal for any unlicensed private citizen to transfer a gun to anyone other than a federally licensed firearm deale?who would legally be required to run a background check.
"the only thing it would affect more is the private sales, the gun shows, and just individual sales in itself.
Gun shows you can walk in and walk out that same day with a riffle pistol, anything no background check at all versus doing it through an ffl dealer such as ourselves."
Twelve states and washington ?
C already have universal background checks on all sales of firearms. ""i think it's going to be more ont he individual whether they feel comfortable knowing that they gave their firearm to someone without knowing their background or their history."
Kentucky also only requires background checks when purchasing a gun from a federally licensed dealer.
As of no?17 states including indianana and illinois have a red flag la?
Which allows police to temporarily confiscate guns from people who are threatening to harm others or themselves.