New Hampshire’s House of Representatives vetoed a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales and transfers, including gun shows, the internet and flea markets.

The House debated over the issue for two hours — at one point voting to study the matter rather than impose the background checks — but later voted 242-118 to kill the bill after supporters tried to postpone final action in a bid to either salvage the checks or change the study’s focus.

The bill would have required most private sellers would to conduct background checks through federally licensed dealers, using a system already in place for dealer sales.

Breaking the law would have been a misdemeanor charge. An exception would have been made for noncommercial private sales between individuals not prohibited by federal law from buying a gun.

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