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Schumer Vows Senate Will Vote on Gun-Control Bill

Schumer Vows Senate Will Vote on Gun-Control Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed that the Senate would take up a vote on proposed anti-gun legislation that the U.S. House of Representatives passed.

“H.R. 8 will be on the floor of the Senate, and we will see where everybody stands. No more hopes and prayers, thoughts and prayers. A vote is what we need, a vote, not thoughts and prayers,” said Schumer.

The House voted 227-203, Thursday, in favor of H.R. 8, a bill that creates so-called “universal” background checks (so-called because, how can it be universal if criminals, by definition, won’t submit to these checks?). In reality, this bill, to even theoretically work, would need a registry of all guns.

“[T]he true effect of H.R. 8 would be criminalizing otherwise lawful conduct with firearms. The overbroad nature of the proposed legislation would criminalize many transfers that take place as part of hunting, recreational shooting, and even self-defense,” reported the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA).

And as America’s 1st Freedom has previously reported, “All registration … would accomplish is to create a handy list for future government confiscation.”

“H.R. 8, so-called ‘universal’ background checks, cannot be enforced without a federal gun registry, will not prevent crime and will turn otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals for simply loaning a firearm to friends or family members,” said Jason Ouimet, NRA-ILA executive director. 

This legislation blatantly ignores the criminal element in society that fails to adhere to the laws already on the books. And, at its core, it seeks to create a registry, which, if history has taught us anything, leads to confiscation.

Of course, proponents of H.R. 8 claim that it seeks to remedy so-called “loopholes.” Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), one of the co-sponsors, said of previous legislation that “when we passed the law, little did we know, it had some loopholes in it that we didn't know at the time. We didn't know there would be an internet, so we didn't prohibit internet sales without a background check.” 

Second Amendment-supporting Americans need to contact their legislators and voice their opposition to these gun-control schemes.

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