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Universal Background Checks Are Back | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. on February 13, 2019

Beware when you reads where a trend is touted as a result of legislation. Often the trend started beforehand.

https://mises.org/wire/universal-background-checks-are-back

While everyone was chatting about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, House Democrats introduced a universal background check bill H.R. 8 on January 8, 2019.

Marketed as a means to fight gun violence, this year’s UBC bill is the flagship legislation for gun controllers in the House. It would require almost all firearms sales and loans to be conducted by a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). In turn, all these transactions go through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), closing the so-called “ gun show loophole.”

UBCs are present in eleven states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington) and the District of Columbia. States like Maryland and Pennsylvania mandate background checks for handguns but not for long guns, such as rifles and shotguns.

Democrats, however, are not alone in this gun control battle. They can count on the bipartisan support of Republican Congressmen like Peter King, Brian Fitzpatrick, Brian Mast, Fred Upton, and Chris Smith.

The outrage following the Las Vegas, Sutherland Spring, and Parkland shootings has given gun control new life. With a wave of states passing bump stock bans and red flag gun confiscation orders , gun control momentum is now making its way to Congress. Infuriated by America’s supposedly, lax gun laws, gun controllers insist that UBCs are necessary tools to suppress the gun violence epidemic taking place in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

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House Democrats plan to move legislation criminalizing private gun sales out of committee and get it to the floor for a vote this week.

Posted by M. C. on February 11, 2019

https://www.breitbart.com/podcast/2019/02/10/house-democrats-plan-vote-criminalize-private-gun-sales-this-week/

by AWR HAWKINS

House Democrats plan to move legislation criminalizing private gun sales out of committee and get it to the floor for a vote this week.

On January 8, Breitbart News reported that House Democrats introduced the legislation, dubbed H.R. 8, in honor of the eighth anniversary of the January 8, 2011, attack on Gabby Giffords.

Giffords stood with the Democrats as they introduced their gun control:

Nancy Pelosi

@SpeakerPelosi

It is truly blessing to have former Rep. @GabbyGiffords join us to introduce , the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, eight years after the Tucson shooting. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OdJrRNXwaXJX 

Introduction of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi

Be seeing you

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