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The House Closes The Background Check Loopholes

Posted on the 28 February 2019 by Jobsanger
The House Closes The Background Check Loopholes
The chart above shows the results of a January Quinnipiac University Poll. It shows that about 92% of the public wants all gun buyers to have a background check. The poll is not an outlier. Poll after poll has shown the same thing for a couple of years now. And that is the opinion of all the demographic groups polled -- even 89% of Republicans!
In spite of that, the Republican-controlled Congress refused to act on it. But the last election changed things, giving control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats. And yesterday they acted to give the public what it wants. On a 240 to 190 vote (largely along party lines) the House voted to require a backdrops check on all gun buyers (with a family exception).
Now the bill goes to the Senate. Sadly, it will probably die there. I doubt it will even get a vote. Too many Republicans have been bought and paid for by the NRA (and gun manufacturers) -- enough to sustain a filibuster, if not outright defeat the bill.
They will try the same old argument that House Republicans used -- that the bill infringes on the right of law-abiding citizens to own a weapon, that it is unconstitutional, and it's the first step toward the confiscation of all guns. Those are all LIES! The Supreme Court has already decided that background checks do not violate the Constitution, and the bill would not affect law-abiding citizens at all. The confiscation argument is nothing but a scare tactic.
One thing is clear now. The Democrats want to do something about the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. And something needs to be done. Nearly 40,000 people died from guns last year, and there was an average of about one mass shooting for every day of last year. Neither of those has slowed down this year.
Are you one of that 92%. If so, then you must vote against Republicans in 2020. That's the only way we can get some commonsense and constitutional laws to curb gun violence.

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