Skip to comments.Senators have doubts about universal background checks for gun transfers
Posted on 04/02/2013 4:41:18 PM PDT by neverdem
Senators from both parties signaled Sunday that universal background checks could be the next gun measure to get shoved toward the legislative scrap heap or significantly watered down.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, whose bill to expand background checks to cover virtually all gun transactions, including private sales, has cleared the Judiciary Committee, said he is nevertheless hunting for a compromise on the issue.
Im working very hard with both Democrats and Republicans, pro-NRA and anti-NRA people, to come up with a background check bill that will be acceptable to 60 senators and be very strong and get the job done, the New York Democrat said on NBCs Meet the Press. Its very hard. Were working hard, and Im very hopeful that we can get this passed.
Two Republican senators who are backing legislation to clarify the definition of people adjudicated mentally ill who are not allowed to own or purchase guns appeared skeptical that Mr. Schumers measure could pass the Senate as written.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona called universal checks a bridge too far for most of us.
Well, the paperwork requirements alone would be significant, and even if there are exemptions for a father passing on a gun to his son or daughter, youd still have issues with people in a private setting transferring or loaning a gun for somebody, Mr. Flake said later on the program.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that out of about 80,000 people who failed background checks last year, just 66 were prosecuted.
Why in the world would you expand that system if youre not enforcing the law that exists today to include private transfers? Mr. Graham said on CNNs State of the Union. So I think that legislation is going nowhere...
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But, but!!!! More people have died in the name of religion in the last 100 years....says the friend experimenting atheism.
Doesn’t matter how many times I reply with the Little Black Book of Communism..
The bills which the states are passing, are 10-50x worse than SlimeSwine-Scummer’s ‘compromise’ bill ever would be. NY, CT, MD, CO etc are doing all the heavy-lifting for the gun-grabber cabal.
"Was listening to Rush on the way home from work when he took an obscene profits timeout. What followed was a commercial with some guy talking about how he hunts and has taught his kids to hunt blah blah blah. He ended by saying he supports the 2A but to keep guns out of the hands of criminals or mental deficients we need to have expanded background checks. Then he said he was Dan Coats, Senator from Indiana and call his number to show support for enhanced background checks.
"Another RINO who will vote in Reid/ Obama camp
"28 posted on April 1, 2013 3:45:36 PM EDT by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
Thanks for posting this info, DaiHuy.
May that never happen here.
Yes, it does, really added an extra dimension to the thought!
I was thinking, “Yeah, WHY?” As in, “Hey, YEAH! We have a CHOICE in this! Why on earth would we allow it?!”
Thanks for your posts. “Democide” had the desired effect in me. I haven’t been able to watch it since viewing it several times when it first came out, though, it’s that chilling.
I have several guns that were purchased anywhere from 1890 to 1957. Somehow, I seem to have misplaced the bills of sale. Under some scenarios, I would have to declare these before I could ever sell them. This could then become a requirement for registration without ever a sale.
They are relying on the “interstate commerce clause” as justification for universal background checks. Tell me this; how does one private citizen selling a gun to another private citizen within a state constitute “interstate commerce”?
We can’t count on the NY RNC to field a candidate that will beat him. He needs to go. If he can’t be impeached or beaten in an election we need to find another way. Schumer is dangerous for this country.
The founding fathers didn’t form this country by compromising.
Didn't move fast enough?
Damn, he was on TV nationwide in about 5 hours flat.
It doesn't get any faster than that.
They are mad that Obama had Biden do that study rather than he demand an immediate bill get written and passed as polls surge with these shootings then they drop again as viewers lose interest.
Not saying their expectations are realistic.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHERE TO HIDE YOUR GUNS AND AMMO SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT START CONFISCATION?
THINK “FARADAY SHIELD” OR IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A PLACE THAT THE CHANCE OF A SEARCH OF MY HOUSE AND PROPERTY -AND- WOULD NOT SHOW UP MY HIDDEN WEAPONS OR COULD BE DETECTED BY METAL DETECTORS.
I FOUND MY PLACE. YOU SHOULD PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO.
I think that in todays world, they would be very busy seeing that traitors made it to the gallows.
Yeah, little bammy still has that bad habit of not yet being a total dictator and ordering Congress on how to "vote."
Soros and Jarrett will are not pleased but can not demand much more from him as the donks are already fed up with him.
Wait till he flunks Amnesty 101, he will have the illegals mad at him too!
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for the link.