By John Crump
Washington D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- H.R.8, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, passed the US House of Representatives.
The bill passed the chamber of Congress by a vote of 240 to 190. News media outlets like CNN claim that the bill passed with bipartisan support. Looking at the breakdown of the vote, the proposed law did not enjoy as much bipartisan support as CNN claimed.
Out of the 197 Republican members of the House only eight voted for the measure. Two Democrats, Jared Golden of Maine and Collin Peterson of Minnesota, joined the other 189 Republican members of the House in voting against it.
The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and Peter King (R-NY). The Republican has a long history of embracing gun control. In the past, he has supported gun control measures such as the “no fly, no buy” bill which would have prevented people on the no-fly list from buying a gun.
The “no fly, no buy” bill would have blocked people who are on a secret no-fly list from purchasing a firearm with no recourse. There is no due process when being put on one of these lists and flying is not …Read the Rest