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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Meanwhile in CT the Dems are going full tilt to ban as much as possible and forcing a ECert thru tomorrow, trying to outdo Cuomo.
I have a compromise for Chucky. We impeach him and send him to jail for violating his oath of office.
Open defiance combined with armed resistance is the only thing they’ll understand.
What would Michael Collins do?
Here's the roll call for that amendment, sponsored by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch: There's been so much turnover since that vote that only 10 of the 47 remain in the Senate: Hatch,
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran,
Maine Sen. Susan Collins,
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo,
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley
Arizona Sen. John McCain,
now-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY),
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, and
Alabama Sens. Jeff Sessions and
(Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski also voted for the amendment; his daughter Lisa holds his seat now.)
No compromise, PERIOD.
“...shall not be infringed”, PERIOD.
Follow your damn oath, PERIOD.
Bring back public hangings (legally) and bring the traitors to justice, PERIOD.
They will try every trick in the book to bring about the total transformation of your USA. Bribes, threats and obviousy lying, on a regular basis. This anti-2nd push, is I suspect the big one.
Mississippi Thad Cockroach Ping
I’ve seen this movie, it’s called Schindler’s List. I cried terribly at this real life story.
Told a friend who is very anti-gun and all she would do is take a breath, startled.
Told her I understood her reaction and feel free to make AchmaninnyJobs argument it didn’t happen.
That's why I'm not worried. Our freedom is defended by Speaker Boehner. And even if he fails, the Supreme Court has only one remotely plausible decision on a law that clearly infringes on our God-given right to keep and bear arms. It's inconceivable that anything could go wrong.
There is no legal means to impeach a US Senator...
I have a GREAT idea. What say a “universal background check” for Obama? Now that sounds like a plan worth persuing.
The libs on MSNBC are freaking out this week realizing that Obama might very well get nothing on gun control, err ‘gun safety’, after all his talk and demands.
The barkers Rev Al and Martin Basher are outraged at Republicans for opposing the will of the people, gun control.
Mika was shaking her empty head in disappointment at the GOP and Joe agreed.
Matthews was the most entertaining much to the distress of the libs on the show, HE BLAMED OBAMA FIRST HA-HA. He is upset that Obama didn't move faster to get something passed.
Blow-hard Ed Shultz has been shoved off prime-time to an 2 hour window on Sunday where no-one will watching.
Maddow and Chris Hayes (who took Schultz's) slot are avoiding the subject as they realize this is both Obama’s and their failure. Maddow cares about gay stufff first and Hayes obsession is climate change and green energy.
As Cartman once said on Southpark :'Their tears taste sweet'
Shouldn’t Dan Coats, R - IN, be on that list, too? Can’t find the link right off, will check for it.
A: Because it can.
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.
Probably via Wickard v. Filburn.
It's a notorius case from the New Deal that still stands.
And may they continue to flow...
The people who elect him are far more dangerous.... He is the symptom, not the disease....
Little Chuckie Schumer never saw a fascist law, rule, or regulation he didn’t love.
For the truly ineffectual male, it’s so much fun to tell all the proles what to do and how to do it.
Welcome. Don’t forget to add Dan Coats.
Consider that in that video he says that registration would be illegal so he was openly admitting to violating a previous law
Chuck you Schumer has flip flopped saying at one point that his bill wont be a Gun Registry and then later on saying that hes pushing Universal Registration.
This is the video on the issue:
NRA Stand and Fight: Universal Registration
Mississippi Thad Cockroach
Good to see his name spelled correctly.