Here It Comes: House Democrats to Introduce Bill Criminalizing Private Gun Sales.
The new House majority Democrats are already bringing on their gun control measures, as they plan to introduce a bill that criminalizes private gun sales, on Tuesday.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and gun control advocate and former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) will be introducing the “bipartisan” bill on the anniversary of Giffords shooting.
Tuesday is the 8th anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona by Jared Loughner that left Giffords severely wounded.
The bill seeks to put in place universal background checks, meaning, you’d have to get a background check on your son before giving your him his first gun.
Your lifelong friend would need a background check before you could give her a gun, your wife, your daughter, your grandchild, ect… Everyone buying guns will have a background check on file.
Rep. Thompson stated:
“Since the shooting at Sandy Hook, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force has been fighting for a chance to pass legislation that will help save lives. Finally, with our new majority that ran on helping to prevent gun violence, we will introduce a bipartisan, universal background checks bill. We will hold hearings, we will have a vote, and this legislation will finally pass the House.”
The democrats are calling the bill H.R. 8, to honor the eight years since Gifford’s attack. The most foolish part of this whole thing is that Gifford’s attacker passed a background check before he acquired his guns… This Bill would have never stopped him.