The NRA is warning that “Senate Insiders” believe a Democrat gun control bill “will likely get” a hearing in the Senate next week after it passed the House on March 12.
Breitbart News reported the House passed Rep. Mike Thompson’s (D-CA) H.R. 8 — universal background check legislation — on Thursday. This legislation criminalizes private gun sales by expanding point-of-sale retail sale background checks to private sales as well.
H.R. 8 passed on a vote of 227 to 203.
Eight House Republicans voted for this Democrat gun control bill:
Vern Buchanan of Florida
Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
Maria Salazar of Florida
Andrew Garbarino of New York
Chris Smith of New Jersey
Fred Upton of Michigan
Carlos Gimenez of Florida
Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
The House also passed Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) H.R. 1446, designed to extend background check reviews from the current length of three business days to a proposed length of ten. It becomes 20 days if those reviewing the background check are still not confident after the first ten business days have passed.
Also on Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) put forward the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.” Her bill is designed to ban 205 different firearms and ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds. [full article]