Wasting No Time!

Weaponized Pelosi
(Idea stolen without shame from the much-missed Zaius Nation)

House votes to expand gun background checks

The House voted 227-203 Thursday to pass a bill that would require background checks for all gun purchasers. Within hours, the chamber will pass a second background check bill to close the “Charleston loophole,” which allowed Dylann Roof to buy a firearm used to kill nine people at a Black church in 2015…

Details: The first bill (H.R. 8) became the first gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years after it was first passed by the House in 2019, following a wave of youth-led activism in the wake of the Parkland shooting. It was never taken up by the GOP-controlled Senate.

  • The bill would prohibit anyone who is not a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer or dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person without a background check.
  • It exempts gifts from relatives and transfers for hunting, target shooting and self-defense.
  • Eight Republicans joined 219 Democrats in voting for the bill.

This is a Big Eff’ing Deal, as President Handsome Joe Biden would say.

“We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change,” Biden said in February while marking the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. “The time to act is now.”

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3 Responses to Wasting No Time!

  1. julesmomcat says:

    Did those 8 Rethugs get stiffed by the NRA on campaign Ameros? Is the latter’s bankruptcy coming back to bite it on its ass? If so, let there be more!

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  2. ali redford says:

    Awesome. Here’s to quick passage in the Senate.

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  3. roket says:

    It’s going to take me a while to get used to seeing pending legislation in the news instead of deranged tweets.

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