21 June 2016
Hello, again Insights.
So yesterday, four gun control measures that were voted on in the Senate. As expected, all four of them failed. Here are the backgrounds of bills and the voting outcomes.
- Background check bill proposed by Chris Murphy(D-CT). This measure would expand background checks and all gun sales, including those online. Failed 44-56.
- Background check measure proposed by Chuck Grassley(R-IA). According to The Hill, this measure attempts to reauthorize funding for the National Criminal Instant Background Check System that was set up in the 90s. States would also be encouraged to share mental health records with the federal government. The bill also would define who is mentally unstable to have a gun. Failed 53-47.
- John Cornyn’s(R-TX) terror gap proposal. Suspected terrorists would be allowed to purchase guns unless the Attorney General can prove in court that the suspect poses a threat.
- Dianne Feinstein’s proposal of banning those on the terrorist watch list or no-fly list from purchasing firearms. Bill failed 47-53, largely along party lines.
Guns are meant to kill. Background check expansions have over 90% support and over 85% support for banning suspected terrorists from buying weapons. These are very common sense, but measures have failed time and time again because of the NRA. How can we change this? To get money out of politics and a Constitutional Amendment taking money out of the political system.
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