Senators Urge Boycott of Retailers Over Gun Loophole
Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut want some of the nation's largest sporting goods stores to wait for the FBI to complete background checks on gun purchasers in all cases – and hope customers boycott those stores if they don’t. Blumenthal and Murphy have signed letters to Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops and EZ Pawn asking them to voluntarily close a what they call a loophole in the federal background check law. This “default to proceed” provision allows retailers to sell an applicant a gun if the FBI hasn't responded to a background check request within 72 hours.