House Judiciary passes gun control with 5 Republican votes

Daily CallerThe House Judiciary Committee passed legislation known as the Bipartisan Background Check Act Thursday that would mandate background checks on all gun sale transactions and most transfers in the United States.

“This is a bill that will expand criminal background checks to close the gun show loophole and close the Internet sale loophole,” Democrat Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said of the bill.

With the support of five committee Republicans and after nine hours of debate, the bill passed 21 to 14. Republicans on the Committee attempted to amend the bill.

Democrats, however, voted down one such amendment that would notify ICE authorities when an illegal alien fails a background check to purchase a firearm.

I trust my readers already know why "universal background check" legislation is unConstitutional gun registration, not to mention unenforceable. The item of concern here is that this got 5 Republican votes on the way out of the committee. With Democrats in control of the House, it's not a surprise that it passed. It is a surprise that it got Republican votes on the way out.

This entry was published Fri Feb 15 07:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-02-14 13:27:45.0. [Tweet]

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