Universal Background Check Bill Not Quite Victory Dems Hoped For
By Tom Knighton
Right now, gun control advocates are basking in the thrill of their victory. Honestly, I can’t say that I blame them. I would be too, were I in their shoes.
But Democrats aren’t quite synonymous with gun control activists. While the Venn diagram of the two groups tends to find gun control activists completely engulfed in the Democratic Party, the Democrats are far from a one-issue party.
Right now, Democrats are seething. It seems the passage of their universal background check bill wasn’t quite the victory they were hoping for. Not after Republicans attached an amendment at the last minute.
House Democrats scored a huge legislative victory Wednesday by passing a long-sought gun reform bill — but not without an embarrassing setback.
Just moments before the bill to require universal background checks was approved, Republicans were able to peel off more than two dozen Democrats to push through an amendment promoting the deportation of immigrants without legal status.
The addition — requiring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified when such an immigrant tries to buy a gun — marked a stunning victory for GOP leaders that left Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team sniping over who was …Read the Rest
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