By Tom Knighton
There’s been a bill calling for universal background checks in the House for a little while now. It’s not a new story by any stretch. It’s also not a new story that Democrats control the House, meaning it’ll probably pass in that chamber of Congress.
Frankly, at this point, the bill’s existence isn’t news.
So why is NBC News running this story?
When a Wisconsin man opened fire inside a suburban Milwaukee spa in 2012, he used a handgun he bought only a day before from a seller he found online.
[Name redacted] killed four people, then turned the gun on himself. But if he had tried to get that gun from a licensed dealer, the sale likely would have been blocked. He was legally disqualified from owning a firearm because he was subject to a restraining order for abusing his wife, Zina, who became one of his shooting victims.
“Had there been a background check done, chances are she’d still be with us today,” her brother, Elvin Daniel, says. “If we can prevent one family from going through what we went through, I think that would be a tremendous help.”
He supports a bill before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms