Posted January 8, 2019 11:00 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

From the moment we saw the results of the midterm elections, we knew this moment was coming. We’d have known it was coming even if the Democrats hadn’t announced it. It’s what Democrats do.

Their first move isn’t particularly surprising, though. They’re going to try and push for universal background checks.

On the eighth anniversary of the shooting of former representative Gabby Giffords, Democrats are introducing a bipartisan bill it hopes will tackle gun violence.

After taking over the house, the key plank of Democrat policy will see the party push for increasing background checks on those wishing to buy guns online and at gun shows.

Although it would seek to impose universal background checks for the purchase of arms, it will not include any move towards an assault weapons ban.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who strongly supports changing U.S. gun culture, said that Giffords, who was shot at a constituent meeting in Arizona on January 8, 2011, will take part in the unveiling of the bill on Tuesday.

Although the Democrats now control the House, it is unclear whether the Senate will pass the measure amid Republican opposition. The bill had more than two dozen Republican co-sponsors in 2017, although some of those …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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