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Pelosi Announces Legislation to Expand Background Checks on Guns
Submitted by: David Williamson
Website: http://constitutionnetwork.com

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On the eighth anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats Tuesday announced a bill to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms. The legislation marks one of Pelosi’s first acts since retaking the role of House Speaker after Democrats took back control of the lower chamber of Congress in the midterm elections. Many Democrats promised swift action on gun control during last year’s campaign season.
 

Comment by: jac (1/9/2019)
Hopefully the Senate will hold out on these threats against the second amendment.

If passed the next step will be gun registration because background checks for private sales won't work unless the guns are registered.
 

Comment by: Stripeseven (1/9/2019)
If you take an oath in a courtroom and lie...you know what happens. "Lying" or knowingly "Breaking" that "Oath of Office" should be considered more severe than being in a courtroom and lying. Persons of little character, or honor disobey their oath.
 

Comment by: PHORTO (1/9/2019)
Congress has the authority to mandate background checks at retail pursuant to its commerce clause powers.

Private sales are not commerce, and there is no delegated power to regulate them.

Why is nobody shouting this out loud, day after day?
 

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