McConnell suggests Senate could look at assault weapons ban, background checks
Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:25 PM
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:44 PM
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:17 PM
If what's gets passed and signed is the Manchin-Toomey bill, as it seems much more likely than HR8 to have sufficient support in the Senate... this could have been far worse. That contains none of the byzantine regulation of non-permanent sales/transfers. It only applies to "gun shows" with more than 75 firearms being sold, and to sales of firearms advertised on the Internet or in a "publication." It repeals the special treatment of handgun sales by out-of-state dealers. It also appears it would permit the use of the FOID (if issued within five years) in lieu of running a new background check and waiting for the clearance -- perhaps only for handguns though.
That is, if the original bill is passed verbatim. I'd expect Democrats to scream about it being woefully insufficient now. Perhaps the Senate can pull an Illinois, and amend HR8 to replace all text with Manchin-Toomey, and then go straight to conference.
Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:58 PM
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:37 PM
Might have missed it but I dont see a current Manchin-Toomey BGC bill so it would start from scratch, right? ... while HR8 has already passed the House?
It appears very likely they will reintroduce the bill that got the 54 votes previously (50 Dem + I, and 4 Republicans), and that is the bill McConnell mentioned in the interview. In addition, Trump has apparently been in conversations with Toomey and Manchin. The far more Draconian HR8 as passed by the House will certainly get nowhere in the Senate. However, the left is already decrying the Manchin-Toomey bill, which was once hailed, as a watered down sell-out bill and demand the full HR8. If that keeps up, and there's no reason to doubt it will, nothing will pass.
Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:02 PM
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:15 PM
well if the GOP wants to flush a 2020 landslide down the toilet this is a good start.........
Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:28 PM