Democratic House to introduce universal background checks for gun purchases


What they don’t know……

America's Watchtower

  According to this story the House will introduce its first gun control legislation on Tuesday. This piece of legislation would require universal background checks, including most private sales. Here is more:

House Democrats will introduce their proposal to require universal backgrounds checks for gun sales on Tuesday, the eighth anniversary of former Rep. Gabby Gifford’s shooting, according Democratic lawmakers and aides.

Thompson said the bill would be bipartisan, but declined to reveal the GOP sponsors of the measure at this time.An aide to Rep. Peter King later said the New York Republican will be an original co-sponsor of the legislation, as he has in the past.

The Democratic proposal would require federal background checks on all gun sales, including private transactions. There will be some small exemptions to those checks, such as transfers between family members, or temporary use of a gun for hunting. Gun-control groups estimate that roughly…

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