Background checks most certainly need to be expanded to include exhibition purchases and private sales. I have no problem with an extended wait period. Raises red flags for me if a buyer is in a hurry to have a firearm.... why? Speaking of red flags, the proposals have good intent, but they will only work if there is compliance in reporting AND if the police pay attention. Personal experience indicates that a partner in an abusive relationship could refuse to report, for fear of their lives. Personal experience also indicates that the police are rarely as responsive as they should be. We need more than increased background checks and red flag laws.