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    Myths

    LIE: Closing the private sales loophole on background checks for guns would prohibit private citizens from selling firearms

    TRUTH: Some states already require background checks on private gun sales

    LIE: The Obama administration will use information from doctors to make a national database of gun owners

    TRUTH: Doctors do not have to ask patients about guns in their home

    LIE: Expanding background checks would place an onerous burden on the transfer of firearms between family members

    TRUTH: The 2013 gun bill would have exempted gun transfers among family from background checks

    LIE: The federal government doesn’t currently perform background checks on gun purchasers

    TRUTH: The federal government does background checks for guns bought from licensed dealers

    LIE: Private citizens are already generally prohibited from owning assault weapons

    TRUTH: The assault weapons ban expired in 1994

    LIE: The assault weapons ban proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2013 would outlaw most handguns

    TRUTH: Dianne Feinstein’s 2013 proposal would have outlawed assault pistols