Democrats Struggle to Push Forward Gun Legislation

Democrats Struggle to Push Forward Gun Legislation

(TargetLiberty.org) – The latest Democrat gun control bill faced an uncertain future last Friday, as legislation pushed by the House leadership reached the Senate – where it’s almost certain to die.

The “Bipartisan Background Checks Act,” also known as H.R. 8, was introduced to the House by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) on March 1 and railroaded through by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The bill mandates background checks on almost every transfer of a firearm, including private sales. The gun would need to be transferred to a licensed dealer, who would carry out the check before the sale (or even loan) went through. However, Second Amendment advocates and most Republicans oppose it, saying it would be impossible to enforce.

It’s almost certain that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) knows H.R. 8 won’t make it through the upper chamber in its current form because at least two Democrat senators and RINO Susan Collins (R-ME) have already said they’ll oppose it. Still, Schumer is under a lot of pressure from anti-gun activists and House Dems; so, he may work on a compromise with Senator Chris Murphy in an attempt to gain passage. On March 25, he indicated he’ll put the bill before the Senate. It remains to be seen whether any compromise will pass the Senate.

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