Home is predicted to go measures to broaden the background checks for all firearm purchases
The Democratic-led House of Representatives will adopt two measures to expand background controls on all firearm purchases and transfers. This would also extend the inspection time for weapons purchases to 10 days. The bills are forwarded to the Senate, although they will require significant support from both parties to be passed.
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Said the legislation was necessary to address a mass shootings crisis across the country.
“The gun violence crisis in America is a challenge to our country’s conscience – one that requires us to act,” Pelosi said during the floor debate. “These solutions will save lives.”
It took the Covid-19 pandemic to significantly slow the pace of the mass shootings. A December 2020 report by The Associated Press showed that there were only two mass shootings in the past year and that both took place before the state lockdowns were largely implemented.
Last week a The bill to expand federal background checks on all arms sales was reintroduced in the Senate by Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).
All 50 Democrats must be on board for the bill to pass the Senate. You would also have to get 10 votes in the corridor to defeat the legislative filibuster.
“Joe Biden and hundreds of congressional candidates from both parties have been doing background checks. This is the year this bill is passed. And this legislation has a chance to bring this country together – as many as 85 percent of gun owners believe in increased background checks, and a growing movement against gun violence made up of Democrats and Republicans is calling for change, “Murphy said in a press release.
Alan is a New York-based writer, editor, and news junkie.