By Tom Knighton
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
In Arizona, one Republican has an interesting plan to amend a proposed bill.
You see, while bills are being crafted, both sides create amendments to try and attach to them. Some are designed to kill the bill, but others are meant to either bolster it or weaken it, depending on who is proposing the amendment.
Then again, sometimes they have nothing to do with the bill at all.
This time, one amendment does, and it’s clever.
An Arizona Republican has offered a proposal to allow millions of people cleared by the Transportation Security Administration’s Precheck program — designed to make getting through airports easier — to buy a gun without additional investigation.
Rep. Debbie Lesko offered the TSA Precheck amendment during the debate over the House Democratic-sponsored bill requiring background checks for all gun sales, including private transactions. Her amendment is set to be voted on on Wednesday.
The bipartisan background checks legislation likely will be approved by the House and is the most high-profile vote in Congress on gun control in decades. Top Senate Republicans have already said they would ignore the bill, while President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the legislation if it ever reaches his desk.
Lesko — …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms