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August 26, 2013
19:42 // 1 year ago
May 16, 2013
16:18 // 1 year ago
April 17, 2013
17:11 // 1 year ago

The bipartisan background check legislation revealed last week may not make it out of the Senate after all. More Info:

  • Last Week proponents of gun control were celebrating a major victory in the Senate after numerous Republicans crossed party lines to end debate on a Senate proposal which would require background checks for firearms sold online or at gun shows.
  • Today things aren’t looking so great for the proposed expanding of the nation’s background check requirements, with Democrats reporting a lack of success in convincing at least 9 members of the Republican party to support the proposal. Of course, even if it makes it out of the Senate, few have high hopes for the background check legislation in the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. source
16:20 // 1 year ago
April 11, 2013

Senate opens up debate on bill regarding background checks

  • 68 Senators voted in favor of opening up debate on a new gun control agreement which would  close gun show loophole, and also require background checks for firearms sold online.
  • 16 Republican Senators supported ending the filibuster, including former NRA favorite Pat Toomey (R-PA), who helped to draft the bipartisan proposal. source
15:54 // 1 year ago
January 10, 2013
There is a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. Not just close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, including private sales.
Joe Biden re: the proposals being considered by his gun control task force. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic Governor of Colorado, echoed this same sentiment today. In addition, Biden said that he’s “never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something about high-capacity magazines as I’ve heard spontaneously from every group that we’ve met with so far,” and said that the president has given him until Tuesday to present a set of recommendations as to how best prevent future incidents like the one in Newtown. source
16:48 // 1 year ago