- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Some state senators plan meetings across South Carolina to get the public’s thoughts on gun laws.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2bHQnDj ) the hearings are being held after a measure to extend the time for gun purchase background checks died in the General Assembly. That bill proposed extending the period for background checks from three days to a month.

It was proposed to close the so-called Charleston loophole after Dylann Roof was able to purchase a handgun before the shootings at Emanuel AME Church.

State Sen. Gerald Malloy says the idea is to get a consensus from the public in writing a bill that will pass.

Malloy and four other senators plan a hearing in Greenville later this month with others next month in Hartsville, Columbia and Charleston.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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