Five Republican House members have joined the Democrat push to criminalize private gun sales.
The five are Reps. Peter King (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Brian Mast (R-FL).
King is a sponsor of the bill to criminalize private gun sales, standing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) for more gun control. And Rep. Mast is continuing to show a penchant for gun control he first displayed after the Parkland school shooting, when he called for President Trump to enact a national ban on the sale of AR-15 rifles, Breitbart reports.
NPR reports that Rep. King said, “When background checks are used, they keep guns out of the hands of people we all agree shouldn’t have guns.”
It would be the first major gun legislation to get a vote in the House since the 1994 crime bill that temporarily banned the manufacture and sale of certain semi-automatic firearms. The Senate has tried, and failed, in the years since to pass legislation affecting gun sales, background checks and gun safety, but the House continually sidestepped the issue because of Democratic inaction or Republican opposition.
The complete failure to understand that these “laws” they wish to push down our throats and strip away the 2nd Amendment does NOT keep firearms out of criminal hands as they suggest. All it does is disarm good citizens and allow them to become victims. Criminals do not follow the law, hence why they are criminals!
“So-called universal background checks will never be universal because criminals do not comply with the law. Instead of looking for effective solutions that will deal with root cause of violent crime and save lives, anti-gun politicians would rather score political points and push ineffective legislation that doesn’t stop criminals from committing crimes.” ~ NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.